Baking Day

This past weekend was gloomy, cold and rainy to which I packed a great deal of work into two days. I can’t that it’s already Monday! To end the month of February I took to the kitchen prepping a tasty Sunday dinner and to bake banana bread. Yes, I know another banana bread recipe…. but my brother gave me a bunch of the overripe fruit in hopes that I would make an appetizing treat to last into the week for breakfast or lunches.

As it poured rain the entire day, it felt right to turn on the ovens not only to heat the house but, to create a level of coziness before ending the busy weekend.

Baking and prepping meals are part of the small goals I set for myself each weekend so, that after a busy work week, I know there will always be a delicious meal waiting in my pantry or freezer at the end of a trying day.

Stay safe,
Kathleen

Happy Lunar New Year

Xin Nian Kuai Le

Who is ringing in celebrations this evening for the year of the Ox? I’ve ordered Chinese take-out with potstickers for dinner, we’re welcoming the year by turning to a few traditions, such as serving dumplings. They resemble ancient Chinese money and are eaten for good luck during the Lunar New Year, much like we eat collard greens and black-eyed peas at the start of the year since they resemble cash and coins.

2020 was precarious year at best, we all could use a nudge or a sign that the future holds much hope and happiness for everyone.

Wishing good fortune to all!!!
Kathleen