Yesterday evening I took some of the leftover chicken from the crockpot meal I had fixed for my daughter-in-law and made some chicken noodle soup. Oh, it was so good. I used our own carrots, peas, onions, herbs and broth. I also threw in 3 or 4 slices of astragalus root just to give it more immune boosting power. It was pretty doggone good, even if I have to say so myself!!
Later in the evening, hubby went out and started a fire. For some reason, I already felt chilled through and through; but if he’s willing to make a fire, the least I can do is enjoy it!! I tripped outside with a cup of coffee for him and I heated up a cup of leftover chicken noodle soup for me and we sat in front of the fire for a little while and we just talked and listened to the owls hooting and the rustling in the woods, knowing full well it could be deer, raccoon or whatever.(At least we don’t have bears!) It was a beautiful evening. Finally though the cold overcame me and I hustled into the house to warm up and left hubby outside all to himself. I know I talk too much - so it gave him some "alone time" in front of the fire. Life is pretty good here on the "ranch".
I spent most of my spare thinking moments today trying to figure out what to fix for supper and what would be my main objective this evening. All the dishes I know how to make, yet there are still those days I sit and wonder what in the world are we going to eat!! I kept thinking hamburgers and macaroni & cheese but that’s just so fattening!! Ya see, that’s what happens to me when it gets colder outside. I go into "comfort food mode" and cheese and pasta make their way to the forefront. I can almost see the cholesterol clogging up my arteries!! So, what I think we will be having tonight is chicken stir-fry. I’m going to take the rest of that leftover chicken, pull some veggies out of the freezer and maybe make a little rice, maybe not, we’ll see. I have some leftover pearsauce, some leftover peach cobbler for hubby’s dessert, and that actually ought to do it. Don’t ya think?
This Spring the bay trees were nearly 10 feet tall and definitely getting out of hand. I cut them back drastically and they are now beginning to look pretty good. I do need to cut the sucker off the one and transplant it but haven't yet. I do really like having my bay trees sitting out on the deck in the summer. I've had these bay trees for 6 or 7 years. They were just about 4 inches tall when I got them so I do treasure them.
I decided that my main objective tonight was to just get warm!! I am so cold!!! I'll certainly be glad when I get used to this weather!!