snowy minnesota weekend

what a whirlwind. we left 70-degree baltimore on friday morning for a weekend of snow and ice. being in the lakes area of minnesota, we actually missed the big blizzard that hit the cities.. but there was no shortage of winter fun. we bundled up for plenty of ice fishing and snowmobiling and crunching through the snow. when our fingers and toes were achey, we came inside and cozied by the fire. we lived in warm sweatpants and thick sweaters and smartwools. we tried some new recipes (add herbed chicken with orzo, these delicious peanut-buttery cookies, and orangey brownies to your to-try list), finished books* and started new ones. we wanted to stay for the rest of the week.

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*i finished up the tipping point, which was my february read. thanks to your suggestions, i started let the great world spin, and have a few more lined up including water for elephants, the new jodi picoult novel, and in defense of food by michael pollan. oh, how i love a good book!