Outside my window... it's drizzly and gray with an overtone of more gray.
I am thinking... it's a good day to stay in and read.
I am thankful... for my health and the good news that there is not a genetic mutation.
In the kitchen... we have a few new recipes still brewing for the January's menu. I'll post them soon on my food blog ALWAYS EAT ON THE GOOD CHINA.
I am wearing... my daily uniform LOL - 515 Levi's, cozy wool socks, black t-shirt and my favorite Alaska sweatshirt.
I am still creating... some Christmas gifts for next year - quit laughing, these things take time. I'm also creating some new recipes for:
- Salad w/ Poppy Seed Tarragon Creme Fraiche dressing
- Broccoli Salad w/ Buttermilk Dressing and Bacon
- Baked Potatoes w/ Shallot Corn Butter
- Tangy Ranch Dressing
- Fruit and Nut Breakfast Ring
- Kentucky Hot Browns
- Parmesan Corn Muffins
- Beef & Barley Stew
- Celery Soup w/ Gorgonzola Cream
- Cream of Tomato Soup w/ Rice
- Cream of Vegetable Soup
- Lemon Tuna Noodle Casserole
- Country Bistro Dinner
- Chicken Francoise
- Paprika Pot Roast
- Apricot & Tarragon Pork Chops
- Pork Chops w/ Roasted Apple & Onions
I am wondering... why we call it "spring cleaning" - seems to me we need to clean out at least 4 times a year, so why isn't it seasonal cleaning.
I am reading... Cook's Illustrated The Science of Good Cooking and The 4 Hour Chef & 1105 Yakima by Debbie Macomber
I am hoping... to solve some paperwork issues this week - several letters to write and send certified regarding VA issues...
I am looking forward to... a few sunny days, but know they are a ways off
I am learning... how to be patient, but also how to squeak the wheel for oil!
Around the house... baseboards are getting painted and fine dusting is being done.
I am pondering... to live in the day and not worry about the future as much.
A favorite quote for today...
One of my favorite things... hot chocolate with lots a mini marshmallows
A few plans for the rest of the week: sorting some MORE storage boxes and converting the things I'm saving to rubber totes, repacking the Christmas decorations into newer boxes and/or rubber totes to get them back into the attic that I didn't get done last week, creating a few new recipes and getting into a new exercise routine.
A peek into my day... laundry, blog catch up, vacuuming & reading on my new kindle.
Favorite picture of the week... is a toss up between two