Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wed Jan 16: First Snow

Didn't make a sound, and the house is so warm it didn't feel different - but last night it snowed in Cambridge Massachusetts!

It was fun to see the ground all covered with white, but soon people and cars were moving, it warmed up a bit and the snow was melting.

After oatmeal breakfast, my husband and son went out to clear the sidewalk of the snow.  They made very quick work of it - not more than ten minutes and the entire sidewalk in front of the house was clear.

I had already decided to stay in today and take it easy.  DH and DS each had work to work on so they liked that plan.

After a few hours though I got antsy and started making the soup - and then also made biscuits so it was a more complete feeling meal.

Pea Soup & Biscuits

2 onions 1/2 inch dice

4 large carrots 1/2 inch coins
4 stalks celery each cut in half length wise then 1/2 inch pieces

5 t vegetable broth concentrate
5 C water
2 C peas rinsed

Bring to Simmer then turn heat down and cover.

After about 30 minutes:

In another pan
About 3/4 C diced 1/2 inch ham

Add to the soup pan.

After about 20 minutes

Turn oven on to 400 degrees

Take butter out to soften

2 C flour
2 t baking soda
2 t sugar
pinch salt
2 large shakes of herbs or seasoning

Mix in
about 1.5 C cream

Add flour so able to handle, form into biscuits

Place on oiled pan

Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove lid from soup pan and continue cooking that to thicken the soup.

I have not decided if I will get the sewing machine - or will borrow the machine an online friend has offered.  She does not live nearby so there would be complication of getting car to get to her place - I'm sure it's a better machine than what I found on Craig's List....

1 comment:

  1. We are looking for snow sometime today in D.C. does not look like much, but I glad I am home and do not have to go out. The soup sounds wonderful and warm.


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