Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Let It Snow!

My gosh, it's been snowy around here! I haven't seen it snow this much in years. But it's lovely and I'm enjoying it, even though it's hard to get around in and it's frickin freezing (in the 20's most days). We have had several days of snow, at least an inch or two each day. They are calling for 2 to 4 inches this Thursday and temps in the teens over the weekend. Yippeee! This photo was taken from my side deck looking towards my neighbor's house across the street. It's much prettier in real life :)

All this cold weather and a desperate need to get back to regular diets from all the overeating at Christmas has me wanting to fix soups a lot this week for dinner. I made chicken soup on Monday with our Thanksgiving turkey leftovers (frozen till now, of course!) and today I want to try a butternut squash soup. I've never made something like it, so I'm sure hoping it turns out. If it does, I'll post it for everyone.

I haven't been making any sweets since Christmas since we still have cookies from Christmas to finish off (they are frozen too). But I can feel the urge to bake something so in the next few days I think I'll have to make something new.

Though it's so nice to get back to the routine of things, I'm missing the company of family and friends from the holidays. I don't want the lights to come down, the tree to get boxed up or any of the festivities to stop. Oh well, I guess I'll have to look forward to next year. Since Christmas starts in August now in the stores I don't have long to wait!

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
-Dr. Seuss


Beth said...

That really is a beautiful snow, the way it coats everything in white. It's been really cold here, too, and I've been making soup, as well. My favorite so far is potato with onions, celery, and bacon. Mmmm....

Hope your butternut squash soup turns out well!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Yum, that soup sounds delicious!

CountryDew said...

I'm pretty tired of the snow. It hasn't been on the ground for three weeks like this in years. I'm ready for some buds and greens and sprouts and stuff like that.