Not as cold as our neighbours back east or southeast of us...
The temperatures are quickly dipping and the forecast is calling for more snow...
tomorrow and throughout next week!
When its really cold I like to serve a hearty meal of homemade soup.
I discovered this book at the library while perusing the soup cookbooks...
the authors suggest that drinking bone broth has many health benefits.
I have tried bone broth at restaurants and love the flavour.
So I figured I might try making it at home.
Many of the recipes in this book suggest using a crock pot.
You cook the bones with a mirepoix of veggies, and several quarts of water
for 12-24 hours on the low setting of the crock pot.
( I used a large slow cooker)
You can use beef, pork, turkey or chicken bones.
(No salt is added during the cooking process)
The bones are removed and cooled
( I picked the meat off the bones and set them aside for my soup)
strain the rest of the ingredients
cool on the countertop
putting it into the fridge
the broth can be used in soups or heated up as a drink
it can also be frozen
in quart mason sealer jars
(fill only 3/4 full)
Ready for the freezer.
Hearty beef and vegetable soup
simmering on the stove.
I used the meat from the soup bones, the mirepoix and added a bit of pepper.
When it snows here...
there is very little in the way of snow removal equipment
so if we get a big dump of snow
getting around town is quite the challenge.
Snow is really beautiful to look at...
it muffles any noise
a white blanket that covers us
kids love it
So much fun
when I was a child
a snowfall was so exciting.
Almost 64 years ago
I was born on a snowday.
My father had to shovel the driveway,
which was on a slant,
before he could get the car out.
My mother was quite worried that she would not make it to the hospital
before giving birth to me.
They made it in time and for many years (in March)
it snowed on my birthday.
Is it cold where you live?
Do you have snow?
What do you like to cook when the mercury drops?
Do you make a big pot of soup or stew?
Perhaps you bake bread or buns?
Do you have a favourite recipe that you can share?
Stay warm and cozy!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~