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.


Manny said...

We had at least 62 degrees, if not higher in NYC. It felt wonderful! Spring fever!


Yum. How about a savory recipe like ham or beans using your syrup. Gotta go raid the refrigerator now.

TLW said...

mmmmmm. I always get hungry reading your blog!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I have assigned my husband the task of creating a savory ham/bean recipe. We'll see what he comes up with. The ham we're curing will be ready to cook sometime this week, assuming it worked, and there's more sap to boil so I will have to give him a few days.

Mary Christine said...

Oh my goodness! That looks so good!