Much like a large, woodland creature, I find myself stockpiling food as the days get colder and shorter. I don't think I'll get to hibernate this year, but I like to be prepared.
We ate turkey sandwiches until we ran out of bread and tomatoes and everything but turkey. So, one afternoon this week, I spent several hours in the kitchen making use of all the leftovers. I made turkey soup (like chicken soup, with turkey). I made turkey tetrazinni (it's in the freezer and I love knowing it's there). I made sausage and potato soup (no turkey- we also had some sausage to use up).
The kitchen might be my favorite spot in the cold months. It's toasty and there's lots of light and I can crank up the music while I work.
So this morning, I am back at it. I've got chili simmering in the crock pot for dinner and I'm making a special lunch for two dear friends who are coming over. Visitors in the middle of the day- what fun!
(Incidentally, Steve and I are both still mourning the absence of that pie- cheesecake on the bottom, pumpkin on top, dark chocolate in the middle. Oh, my.)
Hope your weekend is full of Christmas cheer- we're going to finish decorating and hopefully start on some gifts!