The snow storm that wasn't: I am in Portland, Oregon and when there is the chance of snow or a frozen puddle found in a local parking lot the town goes a little kooky. We owe this in large part to our local news stations who kindly provide us with 24 hour news coverage, in which our A-list newscasters stay up for days to cover our "winter blasts" or our "big freeze." In 2008 we had real snow. A lot of snow (for us) and everything closed down and we watched our bleary-eyed newscasters for a couple weeks straights. It was the most snow I have ever seen here and since then we keep waiting...
Our 2008 "winter blast"
You know how kids get snow days from school? Well that is basically what the entire city of Portland does. When it snows it is pretty much a city wide snow day. So, while it is a little weird and unnecessary, we keep doing it - probably not so much out of need, but I think we just like it. So when our newscasters tell us that there is a severe winter storm watch a'brewin' we get pretty excited and you can bet all facebook status updates are going to have something to do with snow. We stock up at the grocery store in preparation; we wonder how long it will last; we dig our snow boots out of storage and start imagining sledding and comtemplate how many snow days off of work and school we might get. We await the big blast... For a week we heard about the snow. But this is what we got...
Sad : (
But while I held out hope for the snow to fall I made enchiladas to feast on while I watched the Golden Globes (I am a sucker for award shows!). I found a recipe on Pinterest which has been re-pinned over 6000 times! So I just had to try it. And it was really good, but if you have any cholesterol issues you may want to stay away - it is an cheesy-enchilada-soup-casserole and so, yes, let me say it again, it was delicious!
You can find the recipe at Joyful Momma's Kitchen blog here
Now for the Golden Globes...sadly I had not seen or even heard of several of the movies that were nominated. I just don't get out to the movies much these days. But not to fret award shows are also for the fashion. Here are a few of my favorite looks.
Madonna in Reem Acra ballgown.(because she looks fantastic and is apparently immune to aging. i love the way the top portion of this dress looks on her; it looks age appropriate with a little rock and roll.) not sure how i feel about the cross - it's a little too life is prayer for me. but i am sure i hate the bottom of this dress. if satin-weaving + ball-gown was on a dress menu somewhere i'd go to a different restaurant. i do love the satin woven through the sparkle part and wonder what this dress could have looked like.
Even Rachel Wood in an amazing couture Gucci dress. The bottom is embellished with hundreds of real feathers!
Globe images Via
And of course lastly but not leastly Happy MLK Day.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."