Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wed Jan 16: First Snow
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
2 large shakes of herbs or seasoning
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....