Thursday, February 17, 2011
Made with Maple
Mother Nature gave us a break, gracing us with 70 degree temperatures that made me think twice about taking a vacation day before the Old North Wind begins to blow. Unfortunately the day was already scheduled with meetings, presentations and tracking down missing freight at several reclamation centers across the country. My world has been so busy these days I have to set a reminder in Outlook to go home .
How wonderful it was to find that my husband had started the Weber kettle plus had potatoes already baking in the oven, leaving us time to relax on the deck before we lost the sun's warmth. We listened to the first spring peepers while watching the moon rise, orange and full on the horizon.
After dinner I washed the dishes while my husband whipped out the cast iron skillet surprising me with his famous sopapillas topped with vanilla ice cream, our recently produced maple syrup plus a dash of cinnamon.
What a way to top off a lovely 70 degree day.