Here's to beautiful, wonderful, lifegiving Spring snows. We're in a most delightful time of year here in the Rockies - not too hot, not too cold, lots of cloud cover. I was very afraid the snows wouldn't come this year - we all were - but here they are. Whew! The brown grasses have just a hint of green. You just know things will go on growing this year.
We built a fire in the stove when we got home from Florence this afternoon and I had just enough time to make some chicken corn chowder. At least that's what I call it. It's just made with chicken pieces, broth, a couple each of potatoes, carrots, and celery chopped up, onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt and pepper, and a can of corn. I thickened it today with corn starch and whole milk. I would have used cream but I forgot to buy some. The canned corn was 5 for $2 at our little, local grocery store so I bought a tray of 12 cans. I never bothered before with "stockpiling" but now I plan our meals around "great deals". Okay, not that canned corn is THAT great of a deal but I like it and it makes soup kind of crispy, crunchy, sweet.
Forgive the "steamy" photo. The camera lens kept fogging up. It was quite annoying. We'll have this as soon as I finish this post, I think.
I was able to finish these dishtowels and hotpads for my swap buddy in Australia this weekend. I'd bought a great many yards of linen from this online fabric store because I love the natural feel, sway, and drape of linen and use it a lot in my sewing. Linen is the perfect dishtowel anyway.
I really must practice applying binding. A humbling experience in my mind. time for some soup. Happy week all!