One of the things I love the most about winter, though, are the meals. Stew is my most favorite cold weather meal. Last night I made my Shut Up And Eat It Stew. Its my favorite, because it seems that no matter what I do, it always tastes the same. I save leftovers, wrap them up real good, and freeze them. Once I have enough, I throw it all into a pot, cover it with water, and let it stew all day. The meal didn't cost an extra penny, because it was all leftovers! The best part, is that this go-round it made so stinkin' much that I have enough stew for lunch tomorrow (and probably another whole meal if my family wouldn't go on stew-strike). I also made some of my Granny's bread pudding to go along with it (which, by the way, since I cube and cut up bread that isn't bad, but isn't good either and freeze it, didn't cost anything, either!). It doesn't matter how hard I try, that pudding never comes out as good as Granny's. I think I'd like her to come live with me...just to make bread pudding! Tomorrow, I'm making some homemade bread!
I also love the smells of winter. The fireplaces burning....mmm! Me, little Mrs. Can't Get Warm, literally will pull my chair up in front of the fireplace, no more than 2 feet away. And drink hot tea. And knit. And my hands are usually still just as cold as ice.
What are your favorite things about winter?
Before I go, let me share a few of the awesome new Etsy stores I discovered while
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Make sure you stop by Etsy, while doing your Christmas shopping! Some things might be a little higher than you would spend at Big Chain Store, but they are handmade, and unique!
I do have some orders to fill, so I 'spose I should get off the computer. Be blessed today!