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Wintry Weekend

February 26th, 2017 at 03:40 pm

After a brief interlude with spring weather, we certainly have come back to winter. We've had snow the past two nights, though not as much as in MN.

A brief recap of the spending for the past few days shows I spent $15 on lunch with colleagues after our award ceremony. I didn't plan on going, but it was fun. I brought a few leftover--including the Italian bread--home for DD. I did make a vat of potato soup again from the easiest recipe ever. It lends itself to add-ins, so I threw in some leftover chopped spinach and some Boursin cheese from Christmas. I went to a old friend's 60th birthday party on Friday night, but had a bookstore gift card to tuck in his card, so no spending there.

Yesterday was more grocery shopping as the fridge was pretty empty--and my totals are back in the $60s, but we now have a very full fridge--especially with the batch of chili I made for last night. And in our ongoing effort to eat it all, I found a can of dark sweet cherries in the basement which went into a cake recipe from the Pioneer Woman site. It was good--if a bit too sweet for my tastes. We watched "The Theory of Everything" on DVD from the library. We somehow missed it when it came out--and I liked it a lot.

Today looks like it will be church, the ongoing laundry, and more of the endless paper grading. My evening class begins in another week, and while we'll be happy for the cash, I really prefer to work just one darn job. But my new syllabus has got some interesting different articles, stories, and films, so I'll enjoy it--if not the increased work load.

I'm looking forward to it being March--even if just for the morale booster!

5 Responses to “Wintry Weekend”

  1. Carol Says:

    Love to know the potato soup recipe. We also have leftover boursin.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    It turned cold here too and we had snow flurries Saturday morning. I think it bothered us more since we had over a week of temps in the 60s.

    Being a retired educator, I do not miss the endless paper grading so my sympathies are with you.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Carol--I'm sort of embarrassed at how simple this potato soup is, but here's the link. I've been playing with it--never using American cheese but subbing whatever cheese I had--usually a combo of leftover cheeses --adding frozen garden chives, sometimes chopped ham, etc. I just throw it into the slow cooker with some extra homemade broth--usually six cups instead of four. http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/cheesy-potato-slow-cooker-soup/32509a0e-394e-4eec-92d8-703ae133b7e2

  4. Carol Says:

    Thank you!

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm with you....happy to just "be" in the month of March soon. And I fear we're going to get your cold weather, as our weather out east usually follows yours...Frown

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