Tuesday, March 6, 2012

crazy weather

7 a.m. this morning.
I know that it doesn't look like much, but snow in March in the Seattle area........freakishly unusual.
And they were big flakes, and sticking........a few hours later and we now have blue sky and the most beautiful fluffy white clouds. Crazy. It's been a very strange winter around here.

Yesterday, I baked, and baked, and baked.
I am cleaning out the freezer as part of No-Spend March. Use it up is my motto. I pulled out some frozen plums from our tree last summer, and made Plum Crumble. It's a recipe that I found on the Southern Food website. The topping is so good. I'd like to try this with other fruit, too.
I also baked 4 loaves of sandwich bread (Tassajara-of course), 2 loaves of banana bread (bananas from the freezer), and Martha Stewart's Giant Chocolate Sugar Cookies.
We had homemade Chicken and Rice soup (turkey stock from the freezer). I made this soup with a teriyaki base and it was so good. I used soy sauce, a little sesame oil, onion, brown sugar, and ginger. My family loved it.

Have a blessed day,


  1. You and your family are feasting like kings :) Love the creativity in you no spend month!!

  2. Your bread looks lovely! And you really are working thru your cupboards ~ I, too, commend your creativity!