With 8 inches of fresh snow last night - I have a little confession. I can be a pain the neck in the wintertime. This isn't anything new - I have been this way all my life. It's like a disease. I get bored really quick. Maybe you are like me and like to be doing something all the time. Let me clarify: not deep cleaning my house which I should be doing. I miss seeing the garden out the kitchen window and playing in it. I want to do a flower arrangement with my own flowers. It will be nice to set up a tea in the Beatrix Potter Garden. I live in a typical house in a typical subdivision - but I love my little garden....
In the winter, we have time to bake and cook more. Thank goodness there are cookbooks to read and heat in the kitchen is welcomed!
The other night, as my husband watched the boom boom of "Pearl Harbor" (movie) I started reading a copy of Laura Child's new book "Sweet Tea Revenge" and in the first chapter there was already a murder. This book is the type that is hard to get started and then hard to put down ! I feel honored to receive this unproofed copy of the newest tea murder mystery from Laura so I have a responsibility to read it-so more about that later.
Today I am sharing some Jalapeno Cornbread which I made last night: 2 cups self-rising corn meal, 3 eggs beaten, 1 can of cream style corn, 2/3 cup of cooking oil, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, 1 small can diced jalapenos.
Instead of the jalapenos, I used 1/2 jar of Trader Joe's Corn & Chile Salsa I was given for Christmas. It has the perfect amount of "hot".
Mix the above ingredients and pour into a well greased pyrex dish or pan 8" x 12"....bake at 375 degrees 35-45 minutes or till brown.
This meatless rice dish might interest you too: Curried Egg and Broccoli over rice: 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 7-8 sliced hard boiled eggs, 2 cups milk, 1/2 stick of butter, 2 cups slightly cooked broccoli, 1 Tb curry powder, salt and pepper. Combine all in large saucepan and heat - serve over cooked rice
What sort of things do you do in the winter to keep from being bored? Today is Open House and if you are a blogger, I hope you will link below something about your home, castle, cabin, cottage or farm. Perhaps you could tell us what you do to get through the winter months!
I am also linking this post to: HOME and Home and Garden and Thursday and Share Your Cup Thursday and Home Sweet Home and Show and Tell Friday