Last night I dove into the blog, changing things up a bit. I'm a person who rearranges furniture monthly so I'm not sure why I haven't revamped the page in awhile, but it needed a spring cleaning, and it certainly is helping to inspire me in other ways. This time of year can be kind of monotonous without much (nothing!) going on out in the garden. I put a few links in to albums of things we grow and cook from the garden, hoping that will inspire me to get creative in the kitchen during the dreary months of winter and be able to add to it.
Today I'm making beef stock. I've been putting it off since the soup bones were at the bottom of the freezer, and sure enough, getting them out spurred another freezer cleaning adventure, as everything came tumbling out while digging to the bottom! Nothing like getting hit on the head by some venison burgers to wake you up at 7 am!
When the kids got home from school and walked in they both said how good the house smelled and asked what was cooking - when I told them it was beef stock to make soup with tomorrow they grumbled and asked if I was going to muck it up with veggies and greens again, sigh... They haven't quite made the connection yet that those veggies in the pot already were what was half the yummy smell, I'm anxiously awaiting the day where they stop grumbling about all this good stuff!
Plans tonight: straining stock and freezing it, setting aside some for the soup I'll make tomorrow, and thinking about reading a book! I haven't indulged in my love of fiction lately, no doubt as soon as I get into it, those seeds will show up!