Friday, January 8, 2010
A Time to Snow
We awoke to another sprinkling of snow this morning. Not enough to be a nuisance, just the right amount if you have to have snow. I think snow is either a love or hate thing. You love it if you are really into the scenery, and hate it if you have to do anything practical, such as clean off your car and drive out of your sloping gravel driveway on it.
I am making the best of the season by putting in some quilt stitches on quiet nights and keeping the fire going, in between all of my other chores. Honestly, I'm just as busy in the winter as in the summer and it makes me wonder how in the world I ever manage to get things done the rest of the year? Someone once said to me (in reference to getting things done) that you do what you can, and then leave the rest and don't feel guilty about it. That would never work for me. Why bother to do it at all if you can't do it right? Perhaps I did inherit some of my own mother's perfectionist traits, after all.
In the Kitchen: This weekend I'll make a pot of corn and crab chowder (a cool weather favorite) which we'll eat with some bread topped with roasted red peppers from last year's harvest. I have so many new baking recipes to try, but my in-laws keep giving us Christmas cookies, so I can't justify baking anything new before finishing those. Another seasonal delight has been boxes of clementines, those delicious little orangey fruits from warmer places. I must eat two a day, on average.Well worth the price.