That's right, another wind chill warning! Even colder than last night's, actually.
So, how about some other randomness?
Let's see. Well, yesterday was pretty much a day of snow and wintry mix. Although we didn't get the huge snow amounts we'd been promised, still there was plenty of snow. Our church, along with others around the state, cancelled services for the day. I didn't get any snow pictures because it really seems that we already have plenty of them from previous years.
Mr. T and I decided to watch the live stream morning worship service from Grace Baptist Church in Elko, NV, where our loved ones attend. What a lovely surprise to see our daughter playing the piano for yesterday's service! Yes, she's in a rotation of pianists but there are quite a few, so for her to be playing yesterday was by no means a given. A special blessing for us!
Friday night we had friends over for supper and a little discipleship type Bible study. If you're in the mood for a little comfort food, here's what I served for the main course:
Chicken Pot Pie!
It went over really well. Although the photo above is not mine (it's from Genius Kitchen), it looks exactly like mine. I prefer to make chicken pot pie in a glass 13x9 pan just like this one.
One thing I would mention. I wanted to make the crust (there is only a top crust) gluten free, so I used a King Arthur gluten free pie crust mix. It really soaked up the gravy, making the chicken pie rather dry. Still delicious, but rather dry. If you happen to make this and use a gluten free crust, I definitely recommend making a larger amount of gravy.
For a side dish, I made this Squash and Apple Bake I've been making for over 40 years.
|Photo from Taste of Home|
along with a heartwarming memory of preparing this dish as a newlywed. I can always find the recipe when I want to use it because it is safely in my free copy of the book!
I also made a cooked cranberry relish from a Ken Haedrich recipe. It uses apples and oranges in addition to cranberries, and is quite delicious.
For dessert I made a Gingerbread Pudding Cake in the slow cooker. All of this turned out to be the perfect meal for a cold and snowy night.
Saturday Mr. T had to work, so I just puttered around the house. It would have been my turn to bring snacks for the coffee break between services at church on Sunday, so I baked a couple of coffee cakes. I cut them in squares, packed them in tins and froze them, since we didn't have church.
When he got home in the late afternoon, we went and cleaned the church. Although we were almost sure to cancel services, we wanted to clean anyhow and have it done. The snow began while we were cleaning.
Yesterday I did lots of work on my Sunday School lesson and listed some vintage Valentines in my Etsy shop.
Today has been very cold, as previously mentioned, and I've tried to alternate between upstairs and downstairs and between sitting still and moving around, just to stay warm. I have Tortilla Enchilada Soup in the slow cooker. It's one of the most warming suppers I can think of!