I don’t know if I’m ready for winter, but I do love the crunch of a good frost underfoot. We awoke today to a glimmering icy blanket on the world outside. There’s something about a clear, cold morning that just makes me feel alive. I bundled up for a few photos, then came inside and drank three cups of super hot coffee while snuggling under a blanket with Bird. Some mornings, coffee just seems so much better than others.
All this cold weather coming is making me starving! And all I want to eat are mashed potatoes, soup and parmesan cheese. Seriously, I put parmesan cheese on my pears and toast at breakfast this morning. And then I had it for lunch, too. I’m making this soup tonight, sprinkled with lots of parm. Lentil stew is my favorite stew. Aside from this amazing recipe for beer braised beef stew, which is a Christmas favorite and easy to make gluten-free. Oh and I made these at the recommendation of Lecia last night and they were ah-mazing. Brian and I ate nearly the whole batch while standing in the kitchen before dinner.
Brian is out renting a movie and I plan to lay in bed with a warming drink and a heating pad (I wrenched my back today–no fun) while we watch it.
Winter might be kind of nice, come to think of it.
Have a great weekend!