Baby, It's Cold Outside!
It's nearly noon, 40 degrees outside & damn cozy inside. It's start to rain (finally) and feels like it might snow. Winter has finally hit Cowtown. Last week it was 70 degrees, t-shirt weather.
Okay, okay, so it's not as cold as a lot of places. I've lived there, froze to death (nearly) working outside in 30 degrees below zero temps with 25 mile an hour winds that took the temp even lower which further aggravated the misery by snowing cats and dogs. 200 inches on the average a year. Meow! Woof! These days I'll take 40 degrees and love every minute of it.
Pictured here is the woodstove stoked with dry oak, which provides more than enough heat for most of the house.
Off topic and onto a sore subject, blood pressure: Under control but not where it should be. Low/no salt, low/no fat diet has in recent years been one of the household's golden rules, even more so now. While yours truly is active, more exercise is in the plan of remediating this problem.
Like honey mustard dressing? Wifey prepared this last night and it is a definite keeper:
1 large shallot, minced
1 tablespoon Grey Poupon
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 table spoons olive oil
1 tablespoon water
3/4 teaspoon course cracked pepper
combine all and serve.
Wifey doubled the recipe to make certain there's enough for another night's dinner.