Tuesday, January 01, 2008

First FO 2008



Click to make it bigger. You know you want to!

I've got chicken soup started on the stove and fresh baguettes from bread machine dough. Unfortunately, I'm out of barley which is my favorite chicken soup ingredient. I'll just have to use noodles this time.

We narrowly missed having the snowiest December on record here in Mad Town. 34.4 inches (the record is 35"). Our annual season average is only about 48 inches, so you can see we're ahead of the curve this year. It's a good time to hunker down indoors with chicken-vegetable soup and fresh warm bread.

20 comments:

Sue, aka seiding said...

Can you put supper off 1 1/2 hours? I'll be right over! ;)

Thanks for the sewing ideas!

Emilee said...

We had an incredibly snowy December here in Connecticut too, but not as snowy as you folks!

That bread looks amazing.

Poops said...

Hey! We're way ahead of the curve here in NH too!

And today, after returning from my yarn binge at Patternworks, I made turkey soup (with rice) and watched yet more snow come down.

Sure could use some lovely homemade bread to go with it though...

YarnThrower said...

Your bread looks so yummy and vivid, I can practically smell it from here...

We're having homemade pizza from whatever I could find in the house for dinner tonight -- though, I have to say, I think it will be just fine... Gotta run -- buzzer just went off and pizza is done...

Mango said...

Lovely bread! I've got sourdough rolls in the oven right now and we had turkey soup for dinner. I like barely in soups too, though I was tiring of it and used potatoes this time.

Of course I meant for the rolls to go with dinner, but I'm still getting the hang of using sourdough starter...

peri said...

Mmmmm that looks so good!

Bezzie said...

I'm trying to tell myself that it's better here because they have seasons. But I could really dig a nice dumping of snow.

Yummy bread!

Marie Grace said...

I'm coming over for soup and snow.

I've never really been a big fan of big snow but moving back to the country gave me a romantic vision of being snowed in. Too bad all we have right now is mud.

Damn global warming... or El Nino... or whatever...

Cindy G said...

Hmmm, I don't need to make it bigger, but I sure wish I could "click to have it here".

Leslie said...

Oh, I want to come over and try that bread! It looks delicious.

Carol said...

~shlurrrrp~ Excuse me, I drool over fabulous food!

Lynn said...

Cindy G and I think alike. I think I need some toast about now...

Batty said...

Yum, carbs!

MollyBeees said...

OMG! YUM! I'll be right over! Just got a call from Mum in Maine and she for 26" last night. We left just in time! LOL.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

yum!! I'm surprised about the snow. We had something like 29" here, but our biggest December was 49" in 2000. Only 80 miles away. Must be the lake effect. Have you got a recipe for that yummy looking bread. I think I have a bread machine too!

Bonne Marie said...

Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

I read that we had 12 snow days in December and there's a lot more to come...

Your FO is Gorgeous! My only resolution was out with the french fries for 2008 and now I'm craving bread (& soup). That looks perfect; little nooks and crannies for dipping...

Archiknist said...

That's gorgeous bread! I was just noticing that we have a lot of barley floating around (do you want some?) and thinking about soup--and that bread just convinces me more.

Lynn said...

I still want that bread.

Kristina B said...

mmmm...I'm hungry!! The bread looks fabulous. Wish I could bake...

Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

Sarah said...

Yum, yum, yum.

Make me some?