Winter Time

I’ve had a busy week already.   The last few weeks to this last month of 2010 are flying by way too fast. 

Yesterday, we were able to take a few cows and pigs to the butcher.  We raise our own meat and usually make a couple of trips to the butcher each year.  My freezer is almost empty of meat and the beef and pork will be a much welcomed addition to the freezer stock.  We’ll pick it up the first week of January. 

Today, I was able to get some planning time by having lunch at a local place with just myself and my 2 1/2 month old baby.  After my relaxing lunch, I ran to the store and shuffled through the rural crowd hustling about  to get their bread and milk supplies before more another round of wintry weather heads to town tonight.  I picked up a few items so I could bake some goodies and cook up some beans and soups for the rest of this cold winter week. 

I picked up my kids and headed home to find the wood stove starved and the house bone cold but my spirits renewed with the thoughts I was able to gather today during the productive planning time.   

I soon  revived the stove again and the heat is now permeating the house while hot apple cider with Williams-Sonoma mulling spices (Thanks, Claire!!!)  simmer on the stove and I plan supper.  I have a busy couple weeks with much activity planned for the holiday season.  Happy Baking Everyone!

Beautiful Cold Ice

One comment on “Winter Time

  1. Mmm….Mulled Spiced Cider. That’s one of my happy places.

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