Greetings from the forest

We finally got some snow!  Thank goodness.  We can always use more but most everyone I know around here is happy.  The trees are especially happy.  It has been a very dry winter so far so as I mentioned in another post we are hoping for some wet spring snows.  Living in the middle of the forest, fire is the biggest threat so bring on the rain and snow!


It was really fun to see the ice before the snow…


On this weeks agenda is to plant my seeds for my garden.  I have lettuce, tomatoes, arugula, and peppers.  My dear friend Jeanie has started my herb garden and I’m very excited for it to come home to my house.

I tested Blue Apron this weekend.  You know, the popular food delivery service.  I received a coupon from my friend Stacey so I figured what the heck.  I made Chile and orange glazed chicken, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.  It came out really good.  If you’re not a cook the directions are great, step by step.  If you are a cook then you can add or take out what you want.  The latter is what I did.  I also got a fish recipe but I didn’t end up making most of it (cabbage slaw and rice).  I just made the fish and had a salad.  The fish was fresh and that was good.  Prep time takes a bit but in the end its worth it.  Also if you like left overs you’ll probably have some of those too!  Will I not continue with Blue Apron-  sadly it’s a bit too pricey for me and I’m not a left over kind of gal so it would go to waste.  But thank you Stacey for the opportunity to give it a try!

On a food note, I volunteered to be co-coordinator of our church’s new Angels in Aprons program. It is a group of people who are volunteering to cook for the members of our congregation who are in need.  I cannot tell you how excited I am.  I think it is a very important program to help our members.  Our church is very generous with the community so deciding to help “our” people seems only right.  More on this to follow as it’s just in its beginning stage.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend and week ahead.

From my forest to yours….




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