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