Is it still January? Hmmm, well here are a few things I accomplished so far in this warm/cold/wet/icy month. The weather has been all over the place so far with ice storms and a flooded yard. I am praying that the basement doesn't flood from the downpours we have been having. When the ground is frozen like this there is nowhere for the water to go. So far so good.
When it's cold outside I want to bake. Chocolate cupcakes with rich chocolate frosting and a sprinkling of stars brighten things up nicely. Who else thinks winter was made for baking?
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup on The Café Sucre Farine and it is a keeper! I have already made it twice. My suggestion? Double the lemon ;) This is a soup you can make in the crock pot, but I had some frozen cooked chicken and home made broth so I made it stove top lickety split. It has a bit of Turmeric in it which is supposed to be a great anti inflammatory. From the same website I also made the Beef Bourguignon Soup recipe and it was amazing. Check out her website, so far everything I have made from her recipes is a keeper.
It is cooling its heels in the dining room until the other items go to their new home. I told Earl that I reserve the right to paint it, because...
We are also still working on the back entry refresh. My darling husband insisted on doing some of the more heinous scraping and wallpaper removal. I had peeled off the top layer of the old paper and the paper backing was left. The backing was tight and smooth and my first thought was to paper right over it, because #lazy. It might have worked but we decided to do it the right way, (sigh). SO Earl spent a recent Saturday on the ladder scraping. My knight in shining armor. I am working on getting the old green trim painted sparkling white and my wallpaper came this week, (yay!!!!) so I am hoping it will be finished in a couple more weekends.
That's my January so far. Lest you think I am some kind of white tornado around here, I spend a good portion of my days sitting on the sofa with a cup of coffee trying to work up enough energy to get anything done. Are you working on indoor projects too?