Life moves so fast that the ability to unexpectedly slow down is often a welcome treat. Yesterday while I was at school I heard rumblings of the possibility of snow. In schools these rumblings spread quickly among the teachers. Many were bummed that it was coming on the weekend, but snow is still snow!
We woke up to a dusting, but weather reports suggested a day of snow where we would get 1-3 inches of snow. I was a little nervous about the snow...I had a full day planned. We were supposed to be at church in the morning for a training and then in the afternoon we were supposed to drive about an hour away for a surprise party. I do not like to be out driving in the snow. BUT, everything that we were supposed to do got postponed today! Today we got the gift of time. The unexpected kind. It is so nice.
Since we were going to be out and about all day, I didn't have anything planned for dinner. I poked around the kitchen and pulled out the crock pot, some frozen chicken thighs, a can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning, some taco seasoning, and a box of Spanish rice. I put the frozen chicken thighs, taco seasoning, and diced tomatoes in the crock pot and cooked it on high for a couple of hours. When the chicken was cooked all the way through, I used a couple of forks to pull it apart, then I added the rice with a cup of water and stirred it. I cooked it on low until the rice was cooked all the way through. I plan on serving it with some re-fried beans. It was so easy and wasn't much work at all!
What do you like to cook on snow days?? What are your favorite things to do when you have found time?