I must have eaten my Wheaties this morning, as I was finished with chores by 9am!
It was still mild and very dull looking.
It seems that my follow bloggers who have horses are just as anxious for winter to get over as I am. Sunshine would give all of us a great boost. Instead, we are headed for a big storm with at least a foot of very wet, heavy snow.
Got down to our chorus rehearsal a little before 10 and Tom Talley was there ahead of us. Today he decided to see what it's all about, and I think he will stick around. He and Gary are both in the bass section, and since he already participates in another singing group, he will be a very quick study. So glad he joined us!
Got home around noon and the pups went out for a romp.
What a duo. They sure have a lot of adventures together.
About lunch... Did you ever make a grilled cheese sandwich with thinly sliced apples on it? As in sharp cheddar and Granny Smiths???? Give it a try if you have never experienced this superb taste.
Anyway....around 2 I went in to Brockport to get gas for my car (almost out, and with a storm coming I wanted to have a full tank)...
Stopped at Country Treasures to pick up a birthday gift....the shop is loaded with goodies. Aren't these purses beauteous?
Our village looked as dull as the grey sky.
The next stop was...ta daaaaaaa. Wegmans. I can't stay away from that store!
Worked on dinner when I got back home....pictures to follow.
Out to do chores about 5:45.
My ponies have the drill down...after I get everything set up, I open the door and they all walk into their stalls.
I'm sure some horse people would think I am nuts, but they have been doing this since day one (29 years ago we moved to this farm).
Tucked them all in ....
and got back in around 6:15.
When I opened the door, the smells coming out of the kitchen were heavenly!
Earlier, I made a sweet potato salad.
The rest of the menu included sauerkraut and the best nitrate free, no preservative hot dogs ever made.
First, I put two pieces of chopped bacon and 3 medium onions in a pan.
In the meantime, I drained the sauerkraut and put it in a covered pot with a little fresh water.
Then I drained that and threw it on top of the onions. Next, I added some cider vinegar and brown sugar along with some celery salt and pepper and threw it in the oven.
Before I went out to the barn, I added the hot dogs and covered the whole thing with tin foil.
The positively exploded! But boy! did they taste good!!!!!
On the side we had pumpernickel bread, the potato salad and homemade dill pickles. I put honey mustard on the hot dogs. For a change! Yum. Comfort food to the rescue.
Time for the Olympics and a cupa tea. Night all.