How has your week been?
Mine has been quite varied.
Some sun and some rain.
We've been enjoying getting out and helping others with yardwork.
Today we worked at the community garden helping to get it ready to plant.
This week I tried something new.
Creamy butternut squash pasta sauce.
I was inspired by Jill's cookbook The Prairie Homestead Cookbook.
Like most recipes I just look at the ingredients and go from there.
My version is:
I fried up the bacon on my dutch oven and then removed the bacon
and left the grease.
Then I sautéed up some leek as I had that fresh with some garlic.
I added in fresh sage, and then a package of
butternut squash that I had thawed out from the freezer.
I cooked this together for a bit...adding in some water instead of bone broth.
Then I added some milk at the very end.
Oh, and some salt and pepper to taste.
Then at the end I used the bacon to top the sauce.
I must say I really enjoyed it...but no so for the family
so I wont' be making it again.
I served it with some sautéed swiss chard and beet greens,
with bacon and leeks.
This is a family favourite.
It has been warming up during the day, but at night its so cold that
the water freezes back over.
It's so fun to skip rocks on it and hear the special sound it makes.
I absolutely love the pretty patterns in the ice.
The sun glances off of the different angles in such a
More and more birds are coming in.
We have some shore birds and
different varieties of ducks.
Then some songbirds and
our beloved robins!
Below I caught a glimpse of him outside one of our windows.
Sorry my zoom isn't so great.
I love to hear their cheerful songs in the morning and then before
I fall asleep at night.
There have been owls calling a lot at night as well.
I think they are the great horned owls.
This past week my oldest son turned 12,
and my oldest daughter turned 21.
With that comes mixed feelings....
but mostly blessed!
Truth is I am getting older...and nothing but death will change that.
I thank the Lord Jesus for each and every day he gives me.
Praying you have a beautiful day!
Love and Prayers,