Monday, January 31, 2022
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Soup Weather !
"The weather outside is frightful..." - but soup is so delightful! Pardon me for messing with the lyrics, but when the temps plummet we like nothing better than to enjoy our cozy home and settle in with a bowl of hot soup. I have a few recipes for soup that cook all day in the crock pot or slow cooker. We love chicken noodle soup - and you can see my version of that soup here -
Yesterday I made Split Pea soup - and it was the perfect meal for a cold winter night. I found the recipe a few years ago on a blog called Simply Happy Foodie, and you can find the printable recipe on that blog - Simply Happy Foodie Split Pea Soup
I make a few changes to the recipe to suit our taste and diet - and it turns out great.
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Cozy Winter Time!
As much as I love the holidays and all the Christmas decorations....I enjoy the day it all gets packed away until next year - and the cozy winter time. We usually "un-decorate" on New Year's Day while watching the Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy channel. Wow, some of those are SO good! This year, since Covid and Omicron made the holidays another scary time we decided since nobody else was coming to visit we would take everything down and store it away earlier. I know a lot of people go right into Valentine decorations, but maybe it's because I taught school for so many years and my school library had two display cases that I changed each and every month...I like to do a January/Winter/Snowman decor for this month. The little bird above is a clearance at Target a few years ago. This seems like a good time to pull out all the blue items that have been hiding away...and I added a blue snowflake from a pack of decorations at Dollar Tree.
Thankful Brunch Last week we hosted a "cousins brunch" - a good time to get together and be thankful for family. I had put awa...