Frigid

It was 14* at 6:30 this morning and has only reached 24* with the sun out now. The wind is horrid and hubby is not allowing me out of the house! I’m not complaining because the arctic air does not sit well with my lungs!

I’ve been cleaning and working in my kitchen all day and looking at some quilt patterns.

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I love Eleanor Burns quilt patterns, and this is one that I’m considering.

I’m also planning to finish two quilts that have been on hold for years and they’ll be at the top of my list.

These are the colors for the Sampler Quilt that has been on hold and I’d like to do another in blues.

Winter days like today are perfect for quilting and I don’t feel guilty for playing indoors instead of working outdoors.

SNOW DAY COOKING

I promised a pictorial today of the what kept me busy during our snow event yesterday and here it is.

One of my snow event creations was chicken salad. My canned pickle relish gives it the kick it needs.

I love cobblers and this one is raspberry-blueberry. I love to warm in my microwave and then pour whole milk over it!!

We used a little more than half of a crate full of firewood last night.

Divine smoked pork loin created by Eddie in our smoker. He cooked it in the garage yesterday during the snow event.

Eddie’s other night-time snack is jello with fruit. This is raspberry.

Four loaves of bread made with honey from our honeybees.

Covered in wrap makes it hard to see but this is a carrot cake with caramel pecan frosting. Hubby is in heaven!!

The rest of the day was keeping the stove filled and the wood rack filled as well.

The wood rack beside the stove is full and holds enough wood for two days if the wind isn’t bad.

We used a little more than half of a crate full of firewood last night.

 

The snow event (notice I didn’t call it a storm) left us with one inch of snow and it got packed down during the night with sleet and rain making for a crusty top.  The chickens wanted nothing to do with it so we left them in the coop and the ducks could have left their coop but decided to stick close to a spot with no snow in it!  Recipes for the chicken salad, cake, bread, cobbler and pork loin marinade will be posted on my cooking page soon.

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