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How to Spend a Snow Day

Growing up in Montreal, I know a thing or two about snow. We’re talking car-burying, boot-filling and hermit-making snow days that don’t mean a day off work but rather hustling your way TO work in a foot of snow! But if you’re lucky enough to actually get to stay home, check out some of my favorite ways to spend a snow day.

Get Outta Town
Bey yeah. Being Canadian doesn’t mean loving snow; it means tolerating it until you can take off! Think beaches, drinks in coconuts and trading in your biggest parka for your smallest bikini. Miii bro, imagine being in the sun, while all the newrds are back home shoveling snow.

Kick It Old School
When you were a kid, a snow day meant burning your homework and heading outside. You can still feel that good. Just set up an email auto response “I’m away from my desk” and shlap on some fuzzy boots. While you’re at it, beat some kids at a snowball fight. Victory is yours, my friend.

Stay Inside the Whole Day
Nothing says “winter” like piling up every blanket you have and getting your snooze on. Movie marathons, magazine binge reading and reorganizing your shoe closet are also acceptable options. It’s especially fun when you open the shades and watch people trying to trek through the snow and ice. I’ll admit, placing bets on who wipes out is kinda fun.

COOK!
If you’re staying in, you’re gonna have to eat. And eat well you will! Try out all those winter dishes you have saved in your “recipes” bookmark or better yet, check out my Lazy Day menu. We got recipes for every occasion. Chowder and Penne Aglio-olio-Anything (pictured above) warm you up inside, but the heat of your stove helps too.

At the moment, we’re unable to control Mother Nature, no matter how advanced our cell phones get. Live it up a little, or just catch up on Bitchin’ Kitchen episodes you DVR’d! Both are good.

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  2. Helen Padilla Kline posted 01/06/2013

    can you ensure that the chefs that you have on your show actually know what they are talking about (research) it doesn't take but 5 minutes!!!!!!!! Sopapillas are not MEXICAN!!!!!!! There is a difference between Mexican and New Mexican….

    The History of Sopapillas
    By an eHow Contributor

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    Sopapillas are a popular Hispanic dish in South America and New Mexico. The deep-fried pastries can be served as a dessert, covered with honey or syrup, or as an entree, stuffed with meat, cheese and peppers.
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    About
    A sopapilla is a crispy, deep-fried pastry. It is often served covered with honey or syrup. The pastry is common in Hispanic culture and is a favorite among many Hispanic cuisines. Sopapillas can be served salty or sweet.

    Origination
    Sopapillas are thought to have originated in Albuquerque, New Mexico, more than 200 years ago. There are a few stories attributed to the name of the pastries. It is thought to come from the Spanish word "sopaipa," which is used to refer to sweetened fried dough, or from the word "xopaipa," which means bread soaked in oil.

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    South American Sopapillas
    Sopapillas are popular in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. They can be eaten salty or sweet. In Chile, when sopapillas are eaten sweet, they are fried and then dipped in chancaca, a black beet sugar, and cinnamon. If they are eaten salty, they can be eaten with ketchup or mu.

    New Mexican Sopapillas
    New Mexican sopapillas are made from tortilla-like dough. The dough is fried until it is puffy and a small air pocket appears within the pastry. In New Mexico, sweet sopapillas are often covered in honey or some kind of syrup and powdered sugar. Stuffed sopapillas are also popular in New Mexico. They are prepared the same way but instead of honey and sugar, the pastries are stuffed with ingredients such as refried beans, cheese, peppers and meat.

    Facts
    Sopapillas are popular in New Mexican cuisines and are served in almost every New Mexican-style and Tex-Mex restaurant. Mexican cuisines doesn't usually include sopapillas, but have a dish called buñuelo, a very similar sweet pastry type food.

    Read more: The History of Sopapillas | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5387039_history-sopapil….

    Because people eat "mexican" food as a kid they think thats mexican food. People from "New Mexico" (we are US citizens are are between Texas and Arizona). would not eat mexican food outside of our state.

    You want to eat REAL New Mexican food eat at a local FAMILY RESTAURANT (not a CHEF!!!) restaurant and you'll taste family heritage pride of our culture not the stuff a CHEF!! would put out. they're to lazy to actually cook the way we did and still do………

    an insulted former viewer.

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