It’s officially SPRING! Though this literally freezing weather is still a bit too wintery to declare spring truly sprung in Windsor. It’s been snowing for the last few days and the weather doesn’t look like its getting warmer any time soon.
I don’t mind too much though. I don’t think I’m ready for warm weather just yet. I’m just happy that the days are so much longer.
And now it’s time to take a look back at the Winter Bucket List I set out for myself way back in December.
Bake a Panettone (Check!)
My favourite Italian yeast cake!
I considered doing a fun variation but instead I stick with a traditional recipe filled with raisins and candied citrus peel that I soaked in lots and lots of coconut rum.
I made the panettone for Tina’s birthday back in February.
Go Ice Skating (Not really)
Did I go skating? Well, not technically. The night we planned on going out it had snowed so much that the rink was full of snow and there was a cleaning crew clearing it so we went out drinking instead (makes total sense, eh?).
We headed out back to the ice much, much later but everyone was too cold to put their skates on, save for one brave soul.
Make a Soufflé (Check!)
Once I purchased a soufflé dish I was ready and willing to make a kick-ass soufflé. I went with a recipe for Herb and Goat Cheese Soufflé from the cookbook Keys to the Kitchen by Aida Mollenkamp which turned out SO delicious and fluffy and I couldn’t wait to make another.
. . . but then I dropped my brand new soufflé dish and it shattered into a million pieces. So that was the end of soufflé making for Sam.
But, on the bright side, Aida Mollenkamp commented on my blog post so it was pretty much worth it. Wicked awesome.
Enjoy a Warm, Crackling Fire
Never happened. Wah wah waaaaaaah.
Build a Snowman (check!)
Totally did! And I did it in my front yard where the whole neighbourhood wondered what the fuck I was doing on my hands and knees, rolling balls of snow.
In the process I learned that making snowmen is a fun way to clear the driveway.
Watch The Muppet’s Christmas Carol (check!)
Damn right I did! It’s my favourite Christmas Movie.
Matt and I watched it for our December Date Night when our downloaded version of The Dark Knight Rises turned out to be a dud. Yes, we really did go from The Dark Knight to The Muppets.
So all in all I managed to get 4.5/5 bucket list wishes crossed off this winter. Next year I’m gonna cross them off all in one shot. I’ll go skating then warm up by a crackling fire whilst watching Muppets Christmas Carol and eating souffle and panettone for dessert. Why didn’t I think of that this year?