It's been so unseasonably cold that I decided some new and exotic coffees were in order. Actually, I discovered a whole section on Pinterest just for coffee....was I excited or what? But I couldn't get out to the store so I had to use what I had. This is called Fireside coffee and it's a mix you make so you can have it on hand. 2 heaping tablespoons to a cup of hot water and you've got yourself a toasty and tasty drink. I used decaf so I could have it in the evening.
The recipe (on my Pinterest "coffee" board) makes 2 nice containers full.
A little whipped cream on top and off to bed I went..........(I always have a can of Ready Whip on hand for moments like this...they don't call it Ready Whip for nothing!)
I made some chicken soup this week too. A great recipe I found over on Alicia Paulson's blog
Her husband, Andy makes it and although I had to "fudge" on some of the "fresh" ingredients (only people who live in Portlandia can find fresh dill this time of year...I mean, REALLY you guys?) The soup was still delicious and yes, Alicia, I did what you said not to do...I cooked up all the pasta and threw it in the soup and I'm still loving it. LOL! The recipe is on her blog in her February 26th post. Andy gets Husband of the Year Award in my book.
The recipe also called for parsnips which my little grocery did not have but they had turnips so what the heck.....I threw those in instead.
I think the bigger the pot the more you need but 2 seemed to work with the soup just fine. I wonder if you can still get them? They're awesome!
I think they're multiplying........
In response to your question, Connie, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them but probably make a garland for my Christmas tree? I wanted to try amigurumi without getting involved in a big project but they are fun and great for crocheting while watching t.v. and a super way to use up little bits of leftover yarn.
Yes, the first robin I've spotted this Spring and "don't ya know" he came back during the rain, thunder, lightening, sleet and snow storm we had last week. He probably thought he had flown into the North. He does look a bit bewildered.
I'm not sure if this was Pinterest or something I copied off of Facebook (I do that a lot too). Anyway, since I've given up on candles I am looking into scenting my home with more natural and less messy alternatives. This is a simmering potpourri with spices from the cupboard and an orange peel. It was good............for one day and then I had to throw it out. But it would be nice to have simmering when you have company over but I wouldn't want to make this every day. Plus it only scents the kitchen which is usually the best smelling room in the house anyway.