WEEKLY BLURB: The Beginning of the year – a blank canvas – new choices – new paths –
new preparations – new decisions, but most of all NO FEAR (see previous post).
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THE GOOD: Snow on the needles, leaves, and the wires of the fence are stunning.
Snow can be fun, but in any case it’s cold outside
THE RANDOM: Some food tastes better with cold weather. A casserole my Dutch midwife friend made for me, and I got hooked.
Layer from bottom up in 9 x 11 inch baking dish (for 2 people as main dish) :
saute – 1/2 lb. hamburger meat with 1 big sliced onion
spread – sauerkraut (small can, drained) on meat
spread – pineapple chunks with 1/2 cup of pineapple juice over previous layers
On top – mashed (approx.3 big) potatoes
put little chunks of butter on top and sprinkle with crushed unsalted crackers, or Dutch crisp bakes (round biscuits) for a crunch. No Panko bread – need something crunchier. Bake at 350 degr. F for 30 min. and a light crust formed on top
A new thing for us (aka hubby) to tend to is a wood burning stove. For Warm Heart: It reminds me when my parents had a coal stove when I was a little girl, and around Christmas we roasted chestnuts in the ash tray below.
In those years, my brothers’ chore was keeping the coal box filled up. Also, this Thanksgiving day-good I remembered that the top of the stove gets so hot you can cook on it – which we did when we had a power outage.
For Tuesday Texture: all the transparent vapors going on here!
Am getting used to it now that as soon as we come in our neighborhood to see clouds and smell of the smoke of wood wafting through the air.
Even though the snow fell, we still had a sunset🙂
Tuesday Travel & Thurs. Door: (below) is in Old Town Sacramento
Zany Boo with his pup Brodie standing in the right place for my reflection in the kitchen window. They’re patiently waiting until his parents have loaded up the car to go to a place with even more snow!
THE FUN: Am enjoying this winter fun as long as I can, for not too long from now, the Camellia buds will appear (in Southern California they started blooming by our bedroom window at this time). They’re really round like this.
Remembering the wintery glow from Christmas
(Six Word Sat.)
Thanks to All the Hosts!
Blue Monday * Randomosity *
Our World * Nature Notes * Trees and Bushes * Tuesday Texture * Tuesday Travel *
ABC Wed. – Z * Outdoor Wed. *Water World (snow) * Wordless * Global Communal *
*Little Things * Good Fences * Warm Heart * Thurs. Door *
Sky Watch * Weekend Reflections * Fri Greens * Floral Fri Foto * Fri Photo Journal * Todays Flowers *
Maleviks Garden * Six Word Sat. * Sat. Critters * Pink Saturday *