Thursday, February 25, 2010

Winter comfort food

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home." - Edith Sitwell
More snow for us means the kids are home and I have to cook something for lunch and dinner.  King Arthur Flour Co. sent a recipe for baked macaroni and cheese a couple of months ago and I decided it just had to come out of my oven.  

As the back problems continue, I drafted MM to grate the cheese.  She did a great job and added the secret ingredient.  After stirring and mixing, we have this lovely pan for the oven.

A round in the oven brought this wonderful warmth for the table which was quickly enjoyed by all.  The entire family agrees this recipe is a keeper.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

knitting round round

These are pieces for one of two scarves I didn't finish in time for Christmas/Hanukkah but the recipient did get another gift.

Now I can knit in the round - 22 stitches round and round and round. This first tube of three is complete except for weaving the ends.  Help from my mom is needed for that finishing touch.

Being laid up with back spams has kept me home and away from my sewing machine, so now the second tube is in process.  Since this is still a gift, shifted to birthday from Christmas, the last tube will remain a secret until the project is finished.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Warm fuzzies

and flowers from DH this year for Valentine's Day. Even better then that he took the shopping list for Trader Joe's and picked up everything on the list while the kids and I were at church.

What a lovely surprise to come home and have one task off the to do list.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow bound

Here all the world is white and windy.

Back to back storms each over 20 inches leaves little room for any color other than white out our windows. The magnolia tree is covered, but has lost two branches over night due to the heavy snow and wind.

Once we can get back in the front yard we will have pre-spring planting to clear up.

DH and the kids are enjoying the shoveling, playing, and snowball toss. Laid up with back spasms, I'm keeping to the enjoyment of watching from the windows and thus the screened photo above.