First Snow

The first snow of the season began falling this morning.  It's been snowing for hours and we now have about two inches of accumulation.

I tried to convince Smitty of the many benefits of being a cat who likes the snow.  He remains unconvinced.

He had only one thing to say about it:  I do not like it, Sam I Am.

When it's snowing on a Saturday morning, there is only one thing to do:  make Spanish coffees.  This is actually Mike's tradition.

He does it up right too, including lighting the rum on fire to warm up the cup.

And they do warm up one's innards on a cold morning.

Here's the recipe he uses:

Spanish Coffee

Makes One Spanish Coffee beverage

1/2 ounce 151 Rum
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce Kahlua
Dash Nutmeg
Dash Cinnamon
Hot Brewed Coffee
Whipped Cream

Rim coffee glass with cinnamon and sugar.  Add 151 rum and ignite. 
Sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon for effect and let heat for 10-20 seconds. 
The heat will caramelize the sugar rim.  Keep it lit while adding the
Triple Sec, Kahlua and coffee.  Extinguish with whipped cream and garnish
with cinnamon.

Source: Bar None Drinks

 Comfy with my Spanish Coffee, I completed the "potting shed" stitchery for "A Gardner's Journal" quilt.

And moved on to the "potted plants".

When that one's finished, I'll just need to stitch the weather vane, a small stitchery, and then I'll be ready to piece together the first section of the quilt.  I'm curious to see how my blue and aqua color scheme is going to look.

But that will need to wait for another day.  For now, I'm going to hit the shower, and then put a meatball stew into my slow cooker.  It seems a good day for something warm to stick to one's ribs.  Once that's going, I'm going to try to finish Smitty's Christmas stocking.  I think I have the hardest part of it already done.

What's on your agenda for Saturday?  Oh yes, and don't forget!

The linky party for the 2013 NewFO Challenge goes live on Monday.  Be ready to post your 2013 NewFO wish list for a chance to win this 7-fat quarter bundle of "Delight" by Jackie Shapiro for Windham Fabrics..

And I just noticed that I'm two new followers shy of 800 followers.  If I can pick up another two followers, I just might sweeten the pot with another prize.


Unknown said...

Hi Barbara, love to see snow falling...and I love this post today! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie McGuinness said...

No snow here in Las Vegas thankfully!! But I could take a Spanish Coffee anyway!

Sheila said...

I love to see kitty prints in the snow!

Quilter Kathy said...

YUM! Those coffees look delicious and unlike anything I've ever had before! Enjoyed seeing your stitchery too!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

It's snowing here too today... love your stitching projects! I would never think to use fabric like that for background, it really adds to your scenes.

WoolenSails said...

I wouldn't mind some snow, but we will probably get snow and rain tomorrow and a big mess, lol. Lots of wonderful projects, you do keep busy.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

I think your snow is to arrive here on Weds. - both furies and I don't like snow!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh SNOW!!!! You are so lucky! Loved Smitty's little paw prints in the snow ;-D. I'll have to show Don your recipe for those wonderful hot toddy drinks - looks yummy!

Vicki W said...

Excellent snow tradition!

Sue said...

That is the most beautiful picture of the snow....and the cat prints are just adorable! The Spanish coffee looks divine....I'll be trying that one soon....with the airconditioning on! lol My Gardener's Journal has been sitting in a drawer in the Den of Inequity (my craft room lol) for quite a while now. I'm digging it out today after seeing the lovely progress on your blocks.

Judy1522 said...

Wow! You guys got lots of snow we only had snow mixed with rain here in Beaverton. Guess I will have to console myself with Spanish coffee. I will have to see if I have all the ingredients it looks delicious.

Diane Wild said...

Your snow is on its way to Minn. We're getting rain which is dissolving last weekend's snow. It's going to be a big slippery mess, I think. The Spanish Coffee looks wicked but I'd love to try it. I'm working on my FO list for 2013.

Siri Tullerusk said...

Your Spanish Coffee reminds me of the Mexican Coffee that we get at our favourite restaurant whenever we go to Gran Canary. Including lighting up the Rum. It certainly is a perky way to start the day :-)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

WOW! Now THIS is coffee! I need to share this one with my coffee drinking friends too.

Kate said...

I'll have to see if My Guy will make the Spanish coffee (he's the coffee wizard in this house). It looks really fun to make.

No snow here, just rain. But as dry as it has been, we'll take anything we can get.

Rachel said...

Love the garden stitches :-) Three cups of coffee...One must be for me...LOL

Denise :) said...

I *love* the pawprints in the snow -- how darling!!! As are both your little stitcheries ... you do such pretty work! :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I don't think you're going to convince Smitty that snow is fun....I'm like him...stay inside and be cozy! Your stitchery is wonderful and that Spanish Coffee.....looks yummy, that is something I definitely want to try, thanks for the recipe!