|* I got about 5 inches of snow on my patio *|
|* This is as far out as I got for almost three days *|
Luckily, I picked up my half of a CSA box on Tuesday evening, so I had plenty of good veggies. I lucked across this post by TofuMom on the first day of my captivity. She gives a basic recipe for an excellent-looking split pea soup, and it seemed just perfect for a blustery snow-covered day. I had to use yellow split peas, because that's what I had on hand. I also used onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, turnips, and garlic. Before serving, I stirred in a good amount of spinach and let it cook a bit. This soup is so easy and delicious, it doesn't even need much in the way of spices - I only used salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to season mine.
|*A little ray of sunshine during an otherwise cloudy few days *|
I enjoyed a big pot of this soup for most of the meals I spent at home; on Friday afternoon, I ventured out to the grocery to try to get a few more staples (and mostly to relieve a bit of cabin fever). Most of the streets in Richland were cleared, but for some reason the streets in my neighborhood haven't been plowed or cleared at all. So most of the drive is fine -- the last quarter mile, however, is quite a doozy.
Last week, I never would have guessed I'd say this, but I'm ready to get back to work tomorrow! Hopefully I can wind my way back to a main road with minimal slipping and sliding.