When the weather is confining, my favorite thing to do is cook (and knit, of course). Yesterday afternoon I baked Ina's chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing and then for dinner last night we had Ina's spinach pie (can't find a link for that---it's from her first cookbook "Barefoot Contessa Cookbook"). Sounds like all Ina, all the time around here! Her cookbooks are my favorites of all the ones I own (and believe me, I have many----I'm a wee bit obsessive about buying cookbooks). I've never cooked anything from her books that didn't turn out great.
Thankfully, we were able to get all the animals inside the barn yesterday, so they all had shelter from the worst of the storm. I'm afraid they will all be stir-crazy by the time the ice melts enough for them to be able to safely walk outside. My husband has already reached the stir-crazy stage. He's so accustomed to being out and about making house calls every day. He hasn't been able to settle down since he discovered that we are probably not going to be able to leave the farm for the rest of the week. He's facing the monumental task of chain sawing all the trees that have gone down on our farm lane. Ah, the joys of the country life!