Thanksgiving over, turkey soup simmering on the stove. I think that's my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner ...the soup after. I'm a big fan of soups especially in the cooler and winter weather. Speaking of soup, I have to share with you the recipe I got from Tammy of T's Daily Treasures earlier this week ...
Spiced Lentil Soup: Brown 1/2 cup diced onions, 3 cloves minced garlic and 1/3 cup of barley in 1 TBS of olive oil. Add 3 quarts of vegetable stock and 1 cup of orange lentils. Cook til tender. Add in 1 can of chickpeas, 1/2 lb of spinach and 12 oz of salsa. Heat through and serve. (Tammy said she used more salsa than called for and frozen spinach.)
This is a keeper recipe, easy to make and absolutely wonderful! You just have to try this, you'll be happy you did.
Well, a bit of housekeeping to do this morning then to meet a very dear friend that I haven't seen in quite a long time for lunch. Great way to keep the momentum of the holiday going.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. Thoughts given to blessings bestowed and for which I am thankful. One of those blessings is the wonderful people that stop by and leave such heart felt comments and encouragement. To those that I have discovered who create, share and inspire with their written word.
To all of you I say thank you. I hope that you find the blessings that I have found from each one of you.
God's blessings and grace.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This year will be using the Turkey fryer for the first time, hear that it makes a very moist turkey in only about an hour cooking. Anxious to try it but I think I will miss the smells of Thanksgiving from a roasting turkey.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Crochet Along hosted by Stitchy McFloss begins today. Is this just the cutest little critter? Yarns selected and hooks ready ... actually hook moving as I started this last night. He will have a place of prominence beneath the Christmas Tree this year.
The patterns says he will be 14 inches high without the hat, he's looking mighty big already and the head and body are only about a third of the way completed. Quite different from the afghan or doily work and I am loving this. Great fun to work on ... thanks Stitchy!
Hop on over to Stitchy's and join in! Will look for you there.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sort of hard to believe isn't it?
Thursday, November 3, 2011
With our trees still full of leaves the added weight of the snow brought down branches every where you looked with roads and driveways being blocked.
In the midst of all this snow it was amazing to see the contrast of the autumn and winter. It was quite an extraordinary mix of beauty.
Digging out Sunday morning I had to stop and take a picture of the leaves, the snow and the blue, blue sky. I couldn't get a picture to do justice to what I was seeing but this does give a general idea. It actually was breathtaking. Even still, I'm hoping that this isn't a sign of what's to come for this winter. A nice gentle winter ... yeah, that's what I like. Guess we'll see.