Those green shoots are peeping up from the ground while this pot of soup is bubbling away! Last week's springlike temperatures must have given those bulbs the signal that it was time for their appearance. Winter is back with us this week!
The white splotches on the sub-flooring are from sheet rock "mud" when the house was being built. That must be scraped up before the black paper is put in place, then the hardwood comes on top of that. It's turning out to be a good "winter project" for The Husband.
Continuing on with this Cookbook Wednesday series, I have taken a book that I have never used from the shelf.
A collection of recipes from cookbooks across my native state, it has been part of my cookbook library for a number of years.
The table of contents looks interesting.
There are recipes for every occasion inside the book.
This one is good for a small number.....
....while you might consider this one if you are serving more than 40!
Do you have plans to entertain for the Super Bowl? This might be a possibility.
Then there is this one that sounds good for those of us who are conscious of our sodium and calorie intake.
Only one more Wednesday for this Cookbook Wednesday series that Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations has been sponsoring. I'm looking for just the right one to close out the series! There are several options available.:-) I think you would be able to check out other blogs by going to monthsofediblecelebrations.blogspot.com.
That woolly worm from a few months ago predicted a long, cold winter. I'm not sure he had his signals straight. Today's high temperature here is predicted to be near 60 degrees, and this is the third week in January! Is this winter?:)
....in January calls for blue and white in our house.
Strawberry and Vine Wedgewood china; Diane by Princess cup and saucer.
Someone had omitted the flatware!:-) Oneida pattern - Chateau; cup and saucer - Blue Danube
Oops! Still missing flatware! No pattern mentioned for the cups and saucers. The one in the lower left is Staffordshire tableware, made in England. The one in the upper left is Barratts, also made in England.
Cheerful snowman napkin ring, on sale at Stein Mart several years ago; napkin - gift from Country Girl.
When I was teaching, the first craft we would do after the winter break was to make snowflakes to adorn our classroom. Very often those would be the only snowflakes we would see throughout the entire winter season. This may be the only snowman we see this winter. Some of you have probably already seen enough of them this season!:-)
.....would be this, found in many kitchens in the south - and probably elsewhere, too!
This edition is from 1987, and it has found many uses in our kitchen.
These have been some of our favorites.
In past years, Southern Living staff traveled around to various locations and held Cooking Schools.
Recipes were printed in booklets like this one.
Does this show you what a popular choice this version of Rumaki has been? :-)
There was even a "Cookbook for Two" in 1981! I hadn't had this one in my collection until I checked it out at the library and decided to try to find it for sale. As you can see, I was successful in my search.
This has been well-received by The Husband!
Readers of this blog are in several locations in different areas of the country. Is there a magazine or publication that is well-known for your region?
Hopefully you will go to monthsofediblecelebrations.blogspot.com today to see other entries for Cookbook Wednesday!
Earlier - several months ago, actually - there were pictures of broom corn that I featured on the blog. This was "volunteer" broom corn, or perhaps it was the plan of the birds to provide for themselves a source of food during some of the winter weather.
These are not going to be outstanding pictures, but hopefully you will be able to see how that broom corn is serving the birds at this time.
Are you able to see the cardinal perched on top of this broom corn? I had to take the picture through the window in the door, and this is as close as I was able to stand.
There is another cardinal on the ground, also benefitting from some of the broom corn seed. I wonder if there will be enough seed remaining for it to sow itself next growing season.