Friday, December 26, 2008
Some More Roastin' and Toastin'
I tried roasting pumpkin seeds today for the first time. Mine came out a little bit overdone, probably because I mixed some onion powder in with the oil and salt and maybe the onion scorched a bit. I'll add it afterwards next time. But even so, it is tasty!
This is the turkey soup the baked pumpkin flesh went into...it's simmering till Jack gets home. I'm still a bit achey and such from the bronchitis this week, and all I really want is easy food and a warm hubby to curl up with. I do have to say it's been nicer going grocery shopping each week knowing that there is a freezer full of turkey and some other things at home as the backbone of the week's meals. I had no idea it would make this big a difference, but it does. And as much turkey as we stocked up on before the holidays, at the incredible holiday discounts, we've eaten a lot of turkey dishes. For some reason, the turkey soup stock is the one thing we never seem to get tired of...it's seen many incarnations.
I am very very thankful!
I plan to post more next week...this week was just full of working and staying under wraps and recovering from this cold.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy celebration for your holiday this week!
Tonight we light the hannukiah, like we planned on doing the past few nights. Tonight's our first night together this week!
Maybe I'll have more to write soon and my posts will be less boring :) I still have a lot to post about the visit to ECHO, my wish list for the upcoming garden, the progress Jack has made on the lot next door, and some new recipes I'm trying.
I lost another pound or so (not sure how, maybe all the soup?), so yay!
For those of you in the upper 48, stay warm!!