The Great Lakes have not been this frozen over in years! I live on the Lake Huron side and often travel up toward Lake Superior. Both are about 90%+ frozen over this year.
Cold weather like we have been having calls for hot comfort food, like these turkey pot pies I made a few weeks ago:
I used purchased pie crusts for the bottom, pre-cooked the bottom crust until almost done, added my filling, made my own top crust, then froze them.
We recently enjoyed one for dinner with some of my own frozen chives decorating the top:
YUM! We can't wait to have it again! It's the perfect comfort food for our winter weather (one day was -20 actual temperature---brrrrrrrrrrrr).
A few weeks ago, I purchased this lovely necklace from my sister from another mother, Patti, at Osage Bluff, MO.
I was born not far from where Patti lives in Missouri. We have jokingly called ourselves "sisters" because we both love quilting and have many other things in common. Patti recently retired and began making these lovely paper-pieced quilt charms. I put mine on a chain and it's the perfect necklace for all the black/red outfits I wear to work. Patti has a gazillion different charm patterns and colors, so if you like this necklace, head over to her blog to see what she still has left. She keeps replenishing her stock, so keep checking her blog.
I have been super busy at work the past few months (hence, the lack of posts). DH and I recently had to attend a Chamber of Commerce dinner (work-related... otherwise I would never have put in a 6:30 am to 9:30 pm work day!) I like my job, but that's ridiculous!
We are the couple on your right side. As is usually the case, I enjoyed the event once I got there (For the prior 24-hrs., I complained like crazy to J. about having to go).
In the end, I had a good time socializing with the people at our table. There were over 500 people there and our table was the last one called to go to the buffet--talk about bad luck!
Spring is only a few weeks away! I just ordered some of these double everblooming hardy geraniums from Brecks:
They are Birch Double, Summer Skies, and Southcombe Double. Do any of you grow any of these? If you have any tips for me, I would love for you to leave a comment!
I hope you all enjoy the last few days of winter!