Winter is wreaking havoc here in my little corner of the world. When I woke up this morning, the air temperature was about 10 below.
It has managed to inch its way up to 16 out, not quite a heat wave, but at least it is working in the right direction!
Up next, a big bowl of homemade split pea soup and some fresh, hot, homemade crusty bread.
If it cannot be warm outside, at least I will be warm inside.
I have finished my Christmas knitting, what little there was of it this year. I have found that the desire to knit decreases exponentially to the increase in the number of hours I work in a day.
I will have my Christmas shopping done today.
I did my Christmas baking yesterday, and I thought I would share the recipe with you. These cookies are so incredibly delicious. I stumbled across them while searching for a molasses cookie recipe. The recipe is very simple – with just a few steps – but it makes a decadently rich and chewy cookie.
As the temperatures climb back into the 90’s with a heat index to match, I am longing for some cooler weather.
However, I know that will not always be the case. Come about January 1 when it is cold and grey, summer will be a long forgotten memory.
Until I open some of this jam, that is. The warmth of summer will all come flooding back.
The day started out ominously with lots of thunder, lightning, and rain.
Perhaps the perfect day to take advantage of StevoFC’s extraordinary cooking skills…a little slicing and dicing by yours truly and Steve worked his magic on the stove top. The end result was this amazingly delicious and authentic Hungarian Gulyas.
I have long been a fan of Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s The Splendid Table and some years ago, I began subscribing to her Weeknight Kitchen. It really is lovely, once a week I get an email with a recipe and some Lynne Food for Thought!
Over the years, she has sent out some wonderfully delicious recipes, and because they are a “Weeknight” meal, they are simple and easy to prepare.
This week’s recipe was no exception, but it was a departure for my usual Cooking Comfort Zone.
Amazingly, I had most of the ingredients in the house and only needed to get a couple of things – another key to her recipes, they are both good and made with ingredients you have in your pantry.