It is COLD today.
Yesterday it was in the 80’s and humid. Today it barely got into the 50’s.
I’m loving it. Making me “get a move on” for winter preparations too. Getting fire wood, stalking the pantry, pulling out the winter blankets and jackets, seeing if the gloves all have a mate, making sure the growing boys all have a jacket that fits, change the litter in the chicken coop, check the furnace, buy extra sox, and pull out all the yummy fall soup, squash and stew recipes we love. I really like this time of year.
What are you doing to prepare for winter?
Do you have some fall recipes that you make every year about this time?
Does your family request certain things that evoke good memories of this time of year?
We have a few standbys. And I’ve been trying some new ones lately as well.
A friend of mine got me hooked on the website Pinterest. It is just like a big virtual magazine with all the kinds of things you want to see or read about. (because you pick your subjects) And you get to keep all your favorite stuff in a “pin board” all your own. Others can look at your boards and see what you like, or recipes that you want to make, or home projects you’d like to try, etc…
It’s a great place to get ideas and inspirations. You should check it out. The only problem with it is… you can sit there all day and look at what others have done… and not get any of that or anything else done yourself. So, my personal remedy is that if I spend more than a few of minutes (just enough time to go get a recipe or plan that I’ve pinned) on it in a given day, I HAVE to make something I’ve pinned. So far so good.
If I have time to browse, I have time to make. If I don’t have time to make, I don’t have time to browse. Simple.
In this last week I’ve tried several new recipes.
Here are two of my favorites:
This broccoli was SO yummy, I could eat the whole thing myself!! My boys ate it and liked it, but will probably always prefer it raw.
And these sweet little puppies were a BIG HIT around here and at my Bible Study group!
And they are very easy to make too!
Anyway, just a few of the cool things you can make, do, and see on Pinterest. It’s a good thing, that could easily become a bad thing if you’re not disciplined!
Well, I’m off to cook a yummy soup, to warm us up, this wonderful Fall night.