That snow I was talking about in my last post came to fruition.
Sunday morning we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snowy white.
Looking out the back windows, it appeared that the wildlife were busy making tracks in the early morning hours.
Even the birdies were leaving their tracks in the snow.
Clearly we were not leaving the house so I did something that I haven't done in many years. Stayed in my pj's all day and read. I've been working my way through Susan Wittig Albert's China Bayles mystery series. If you've not read this series, each book finds ex-lawyer turned herb shop owner, China Bayles, solving a mystery while also tossing in a lot of facts and sometimes recipes about various herbs.
Having just finished Rosemary Remembered, I came across this sweet potato recipe that I had torn from a Cooking Light magazine.
It is basically mashed sweet potatoes with salt, pepper and minced fresh rosemary added. The topping was an interesting mix of finely sliced shallots caramelized with a bit of brown sugar. It added a nice pop of flavor to them and the shallots got slightly crispy which was an added bonus.
I tend to tear recipes out of magazines with good intentions for trying them. Once I try them they either get tossed or earn a place of honor in my recipe binder. This one is now in the binder along with a few other sweet potato recipes.
We eat sweet potatoes often and it's nice to have a few different methods to prepare them.
Now, on Thursday, there is still some snow lingering and rain is falling. The weatherman is tossing around the snow word again. If we get it, I don't think it will amount to anything.
In the garden my chives are partially buried in snow. No doubt wondering what the heck is going on. Tonight I've got potato soup on the menu. Not sure if it's worth stomping through the soggy snow to clip a few to garnish the soup.