Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Weatherman Got it Wrong

 When I went to bed last night the weatherman said we might get a dusting of snow.

 He was wrong again!

 This is what Teddy did for most of the morning.  Notice the cutie patootie foot sticking out the back.  She is always ready for a quick getaway.

 I will enjoy this while it lasts.

 One of my friends called me the other day and told me that the food bank she volunteers at had some extra vegetables and would like to donate them to me to use for the shelter.  She said they had cabbage and potatoes.  I don't know that I could ever have enough potatoes so I said sure and I sent my husband to pick them up.  The potatoes ended up being yams....about 40 pounds of yams.  They also gave me about 60 pounds of cabbage and 25 pounds of beets.  Not what I really wanted but still, I could use all of it.  BTW...within 1/2 hour of bringing this first box into my kitchen, a stink bug crawled out.  This is exactly the way these horrible creatures are spreading from place to place.

 So, what to do with some of this gift?  Soup of course! I made a cabbage, sweet potato and sausage soup.

 It was actually very good.  I used chicken stock as the base.  It was flavored at the end with brown sugar and vinegar which made it tangy and delicious.  Now what to do with all the rest of those veggies!

For those of you who asked where I got my cucumber salad jar from yesterday?  At a thrift store!  3.00!