Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tuesday....it's snowing outside so what to do......

(as always click on the photos for more detail)

Well first you take a photo of the snow falling, so people don't think you're whining just for the heck of it. Yes that is a high school across the road from us, there is a "ravine," I personally would call it an over sized, mosquito and weed infested ditch and a 2 lane road (meaning two lanes each side) between us. So the little darlings, don't really bother us.....


You then make a cup of rooibos tea with vanilla, and sit down and read the latest seed and flower catalogs.

For supper you make a pork and bean stoup (soup/stew) with homemade bread.

Yep that's what you do when its snowing!!

Daily Savings Club. Are you still putting that 50 cents away each day? You should now have $2.50 in your pot now........

19 comments:

Cyn:) said...

Oh, Gil, your "stoup" looks so yummy that I can almost smell it all the way over here in California! Save me a bowl. . . I'm on my way over! lol. The homemade bread sure sounds inviting, as well. Golly, I haven't made bread in a very long while. I think YOU are going to be a good influence on me! *vbg*.
Bye for now, friend...
hugs,
Cyn:-)

MikeH said...

It's been a long time since I had a snow day (and, in fact, I had two): they are one of the best side effects of snowfall.

Catherine said...

It has been so cold again that I can't even imagine going outside!! -30 overnight they say?? Spring can't come soon enough!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

You could pop over to my blog and collect the award that is waiting for you! You won't have to go out in the snow for that. A x

Cassie said...

Gil, I wish I had your blog in book form so I could refer back to some of your brilliant lessons!Thank you for the helpful tips.

Caroline said...

Hi Gill Can you please visit my blog. Pleasssse!!
Caroline

Denise said...

What's rooibos tea? Never heard of it. Soup looks lovely. It snowed here last week but only about an inch. It's almost all gone now. We were expecting a snow and ice-storm a few days ago but apart from a hint of it, the full force never materialized. I even did a stock-up-a-bit shopping run for the event. I think they got our snow and ice-storm a bit west of us but when I look up north I think our western neighbors will agree that it could have been a lot worse.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hmmm...work. was 15 degrees driving in this morning. of course i'd rather be at home readying myself for my adventure.

keep warm gill.

erin

scrappy quilter said...

It's nice here Gill. We are suppose to get snow though so more might be coming your way.

The panel is finished and now a quilt. I posted a picture.

George said...

Homemade bread and stoup makes snowy days seem worthwhile!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Thursday afternoon. Not very patiently waiting for my wife to come home. Am hungry (I know, typical useless man) and wonering what to have for tea. Your blog often has that effect on me!
ps Never heard of stoop before, I shall tell my wife!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Gill, I still love snow--but even us down here in TN are ready for spring.. I lived near a high school one time... I actually enjoyed hearing the band practice late in the afternoons.

Your homemade bread sounds wonderful... YUM!!!!! SO does the soup/stew (stoup) and hot tea. I'll be there soon!!! Save some for me.

Hugs,
Betsy

Expat mum said...

Vanilla tea - are you sure you're British?

mommanator said...

soup looks yummy, almost can taste it?

Cyn:) said...

Hello again, Gil! Thank you for the lovely note you left on my blog. I have no other way of contacting you, except here, so hope it's ok to write something here. . .
I'm pretty new at this blogging thing but will try to put up the photos you requested on block E7.
Is the receipe for the bean Stoup here on your site somewhere--gosh I'd sure like to try making it!
Your blog-site is inspirational; thank you!
hugs,
cyn:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks for all your comments, there is no recipe for the stoup....

Gill

Janet said...

We had an ice storm last week, and then it snowed on top of that.But by weekend temps were in the mid 60'sF so it's all melted, thank goodness. That soup sure looks good, as does the homemade bread. Yum!

Tea Time With Melody said...

All that snow! I think I would be whining. lol I don't like cold.....:)

Tink *~*~* said...

I like to make my grandmother's version of pasta e fagiole, which when she pronounced it always came out like "pasta fazool" :) It's very hearty and warming for a winter meal.

Tink *~*~*
Six Mile Cypress Sky at My Mobile Adventures *~*~*