An Extra Long Weekend.

Just got word that I have a SNOW DAY tomorrow!!!!  I am so excited!!!

And to make it even better, Casey has one too, so we will be snowed in together!  Which is a good thing because we still haven’t ventured up our icy hill…

Good thing we keep such a stocked pantry!  Come tomorrow we’ll be going on three days without leaving the house, and there is still plenty of food to survive.  Although I am out of ketchup, which I consider one of life’s basic necessities…

Tonight I made a yummy salad to share with you guys…


Bulgur Wheat with Apples, Raisins, & Almonds


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1.75 cups water
  • 1 apple, diced into cubes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/8 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp olive oil

To Prepare:  I started by getting the bulgur going in the rice cooker, and added 1 cup bulgur to 1.75 cups water, and set it to cook on the regular setting.


If you don’t have a rice cooker, boil the 1.75 cups water and pour it over the 1 cup bulgur in a bowl (off of the heat).  Set the bowl aside and cover for 20 minutes until all water is absorbed.  Fluff when finished!


In the meantime, I diced up an apple to add to the finished product.  Please note that I am still wearing the fleece headband that I put on at 1pm for our walk.  It is so cold here!


While the bulgur cooks, measure out the raisins and almonds, and set aside with the diced apple.


In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and whisk to make a light vinaigrette dressing.


When the bulgur is ready, all the liquid should be absorbed, like so…


Add in the apple, almonds, raisins, and pour your lemon juice mixture over the top.  Stir to combine, and re-cover.  Let it sit for about ten minutes to heat through and get fluffy!


The finished product was a yummy side dish with our dinner.



I am off to watch a movie with Casey, since I no longer need to finish my homework for tomorrow!!  I went from high school –> college –> working at a grade school –> going back to school, so I have literally always been excited about the chance of snow days!  I had no idea that this was still a possibility when we moved to NC.  Thank you, mother nature – I am off to enjoy the rest of my four day weekend…