Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wanting to Know you Wens.

it's absolutely freezing here in El Paso. Earlier, it was only 9 degrees but feels like -6 with the wind chill and snow. 

The wind has been howling outside since last night and i felt like meg in the beginning of "a wrinkle in time."

and to make it worse, there's rolling blackouts across el paso to ease the power outages in certain parts of the city.  of course i heard this news after i put beer bread in the oven so hopefully we won't lose power before that.

when it's cold outside, there's nothing like the smell of bread cooking! i could live on bread and cheese alone. confession:i made a loaf yesterday morning and by bedtime it was all gone. {max may have had two bites}


it's so easy to make though! and just so my tummy knows, i'm making this loaf to surprise our neighbors with.


what about you? 

what's the weather like in your part of the world? 


(please include where you live!)

30 comments:

Lauryn said...

I can't believe it's that cold in Texas! It's about 15 degrees here without the windchill and we got a bunch of snow last night. Stay warm m'dear!

Fallon said...

Oh I heard about your snow! Everyone I know in El Paso loves it though. Its freezing here in Vegas too. We got the outside of the system so no snow but below freezing and SUPER windy. Enjoy your bread :)

Erin said...

Here in Fort Collins, CO it is FREEZING! Our predicted high is 8 degrees, but I'm doubtful that we'll hit it. The sun is shining, which is quite deceptive, but the minute you step outside your face starts to freeze. I'm ready for warmer temps!

Rhianne said...

its a bit windy and a bit cold... but nothing major really - if anything its getting brighter and the days longer... finally :)

courtney. said...

I'M IN CHICAGO AND IT'S NUTS!!!! we have gotten 21 inches of snow since 3 pm yesterday. we're expecting -40 degree below zero wind chills after this. our roads are covered in inches of snow, with snow drifts that are taller than children. our street hasn't been touched by plows and with the upcoming wind, we don't think plows are going to help us very much.

Claudia said...

It's 58 degrees here in Hemet, sunny CA...things could be better emotionally speaking :(

Erin said...

In Victoria, BC, the sun is shining and it is icy cold. It's lovely and frosty. I think they said on the radio this morning that it's -2 degrees celsius.

Carolyn said...

It is freezing in CT! Icy freezing rain, terrible road conditions. My office is closed and while I am enjoying my day I am counting down til Spring! Stay warm and cozy!

Claire Kiefer said...

As soon as I read that you'd put beer bread in the oven I giggled cause I knew you'd made it yesterday--hahaha! But it's SO addictive and so delicious and really hard to stop. The buttery and salty crust is the end of me! It's thanks to YOU (via Jessie) that I know how to make it! I giggled again at "just so my tummy knows--this loaf is to surprise the neighbors." heehee. Maybe they'll share!

It is 53 in San Francisco, though I suspect it will get a little warmer as it gets later (it's only 9:30 am here). I cannot believe it is so freezing in El Paso and you have to know that I'm a little jealous! Marianne posted pics yesterday of the snow in WF and I texted her saying I was going for a run on the beach--so funny, right?

Love you! Enjoy your cozy day!

Maddy said...

erg, here in Tallahassee, FL it will not make up it's mind! it keeps getting rainy, chilly (50-60 degrees) and then being sunny and almost 70.. I am so over winter in FL and I just want my hot days back! :( I hear it's supposed to be 40 something tomorrow.. but who knows! >:|

Sarah said...

I think I might have to make this today. It's cold and sunny here in Vancouver. But by cold I mean still above freezing. That would be about 5º...Celsius!

The Shabby Princess said...

Freezing. Freezing with rolling blackouts. I'm in Dallas. It's CRAZY! I did not sign up for this!

Marisa said...

It is FREEZING here, as it always is this time of the year. I would like to say that warm bread would be a perfect cold day treat but if I did that up here I would gain 25 lbs... ha

xoxo

phoenixindustries89 said...

I'm sorry girls, but it's been around 40 degrees celcius here in lovely Newcastle, Australia (that's 104 degrees fahrenheit for you lovely ladies!). It's so dang hot!!!... This calls for ice-cream and blow-up swimming pools...



PS I've never seen snow!

phoenixindustries89 said...

PPS It's Becca from Australia!! I sent you those Audrey Hepburn cards :D

bklyn76 said...

mmm, fresh bread! could totally go for some of that today!

it's a snow day across the greater toronto area and we've been enjoying the day inside and outside! it's nice to have a little break in the middle of the week...i think every wednesday should be a day off!

Meghan said...

I cannot believe it is that cold in Texas! It;s about the same in Chicago, but we're also buried under 2 feet of snow!

Gracie said...

I love break and cheese (or cheese and crackers). It's stinkin' hot here! So muggy and the humidity is sky high. I sweat just sitting on my sofa and I try not to succumb to using our air con.

xx

shelly said...

did someone say BREAD????!!!

you should e mail me your recipe...i think i NEED some. lol

can u believe it was 80 degrees here today? it's crazy and i am so jealous that all my friends and family are getting snow days and i am sweating and my makeup is falling off my face from the humidity!!!! xoxo

Phoenix Peacock said...

In my part of Colorado it was -20 last night, -15 this morning when I took Sasha for a walk, and I'm not sure what it "warmed up" to during the day... maybe even past 0! haha.We have frostbite warnings

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

bread and cheese, i knew we were meant to be together! haha! seriously, i would be more than happy to eat only bread and cheese forever.

it was 60 degrees here earlier, but now it's FREEZING like winter again!

miss you, love you, come back!

April said...

I'm in Arkansas right now and it's absolutely freezing. Literally. The car doors are freezing together. I HATE IT. I hate cold weather. That's why I live in the South. I WANT MY CLIMATE BACK PLEASE

Cole said...

SNOWY! We had a snow day today due to the blizzard last night, I made Jus walk me to CVS last night and it was so windy the snow felt like sand hitting our faces.
I can't believe it's so cold in Texas! I think the weather just thought you'd miss your east coast winter :)

Farah said...

Its mostly cloudy here in Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia). Would love a bit of sunshine and a breeze please! ;)

handinherpocket said...

It's not quite as hot here in Cape Town, South Africa, as in Australia, but it's still 34 degrees Celsius and a bit humid.

What I'd REALLY love now is one of those glorious thunderstorms the people up in Johannesburg and Pretoria get in the late afternoon, but alas, Cape Town is rather mild in that regard.

Good luck with the cold and thanks for the recipe! Think it will go down just as well on a summers day like today.

Britti said...

Hey Micaela,
I never been to Texas but I always pictured it woul be like in Western movies - and very warm! But yesterday I already saw in the news that many parts of the US are troubled through snowstorms.
I am from southern Germany, it's about 20 degrees here and it's raining/snowin and there hasn't been a sign of the sun for days... Everything's just grey - hate it!
I hope you stay warm and enjoy some cozy, lazy times in!

Emily said...

I know, I know... I live in the French Alps. You're picturing brillant blue sky & sparkling snow everywhere, right?

Well, not so much. Just cold & grey at the moment. It's been like that for weeks. The local ski resorts are getting all worked up about the lack of white stuff... with schoolkids here on winter vacation starting at the end of February, no fresh snow = no family ski trips = no euros for those who work on the mountains. Sigh.

Y'all keep warm over there in Texas, you hear?

alabee said...

It's lovely here in California.I cant believe that its that cold in Texas! But when its cold, homemade bread is so yummy!

Katyha said...

it is boiling here in Sydney esp the greater west where I live :(

_Athanasia said...

near zero degrees in Greece too but not as bad as the US.. hang in there girlie, the sun will come out :)

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