As I passed by the lone chicken I noticed that she had lots of hay in her coop now to keep her warm.
There was one runner and one other walker out, both of them on the other side of the road as me so just had a quick wave and said good morning.
I was sad to read a sign on the bakery door that said, "Moving to a new location at the Shop and Save" which is just 6 miles down the road but still it won't be the same with it not in town anymore. The shop was very small and Ken thinks maybe they want to add some tables and maybe coffee and just needed a bigger place. We shall wait and see.
I had on a few layers of clothing and was even a little warm as I walked.
Walked 6.3 miles - 12,268 steps.
I tried a new kind of bread in the bread machine today.
Summer Wheat Bread.1 3/8 cups water
1 1/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons molasses
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups bread flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast.
Put liquid ingredients in bread pan.
Add dry ingredients except yeast to bread pan.
Use your finger to form a well in the flour and put the yeast in it.
Put the setting on whole wheat setting and wait for 3 1/2 hours to have a delicious loaf of whole wheat bread. We had a piece while it was still warm and it was very good!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Baked another batch of cookies. I used the same chocolate chip cookie recipe but instead of putting in chocolate chips, I put in cinnamon chips. These were very good too. I had one, but Ken kept sneaking one every now and then as they cooled on the rack.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I also made some Bean Soup which we will have for supper along with the Summer Wheat bread.
Vegetable Bean Soup
Tablespoon olive oil
2 celery stalks
2 cans cannellini beans
1 Teaspoon Basil (I used at least 2)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
16 oz can stewed tomatoes
14 oz chicken broth
1 bag of baby spinach
Dice celery, slice carrots, chop onion, dice zucchini.
Empty one of the cans of cannellini beans in bowl and mash.
Saute celery, carrots, onion, zucchini, basil and pepper till vegetables are tender in oil.
Stir in tomatoes, broth, spinach, mashed beans, rest of beans and 2 cups water and cook over high heat to boiling.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes. (I let it simmer for a little over an hour.)
Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
We had snow showers on and off all day and it never made it out of the 30's but again there was no accumulation.
From the back door.
Standing on the front porch.
Hope your day has been a happy one.
happyone : )
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes,
smart enough to profit from them,
and strong enough to correct them.
~John C. Maxwell