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Snow day!  Except for me... and a whole heck of a lot of other people on the Chicago expressways!  Aren't I lucky that my client chose NOT to cancel the meeting out in bumblefu*k today?  Yep, I had the pleasure of driving home in a beautiful snow storm - taking me a whopping THREE HOURS to drive about 30 miles.  Joy of all joys!  Snapped a pic before I got in the car and then a few along the way ... since I was sitting still for most of the drive, had to entertain myself.  




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As much as it sucks to drive in the snow .. it sure is pretty.  Don't you think? 



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So the giant bummer of the day ... I was supposed to drive up to Milwaukee to spend the night in a super cool hotel and attend the Milwaukee Art Museum, MAM After Dark.  They were announcing the winners of their photo contest celebrating the Quadracci Pavillion and I was lucky enough to be a finalist in the contest.  I'm hoping they will post the winners tomorrow.  So ... instead I sit here, catching up on the DVR and whipping up my first "mug cake." 



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Chocolate Salted caramel Mug Cake ( recipe here ) that I found on Pinterest.  I am amazed that it actually worked - totally thought it was going to explode out of the mug!  I think it came out OK, but my caramels were not all gooey in the middle (boo) and I may have overcooked the cake a bit, was a little dry.  But... I think I could make some easy adjustments and this would be killer!  And it's quite a lot of cake!