Winter on the prairie has been "less than winter" -- temperatures in January were in the 60s most days. We thought the winter of 2011/2012 would be one of those rare "non-winter" winters!
But cold temperatures last weekend made us realize that it was indeed winter. And then this morning, we awoke to . . .
The first real snow of the winter. There have been some flurries but no accumulation. Winter is supposed to be snowy and so, with no "outside of the house" plans, I welcomed the snowy day.
For tomorrow, is Valentine's and I've company coming!
I spent the day getting ready . . .
Making strawberry fudge hearts
For favors. And baking cookies for the table and to be used as place cards!
And making a pot of
Hearty Beef and Barley Soup. Which made the perfect supper for a snowy night.
And great lunches for the rest of the week.