I pulled the last two bags of garden carrots from the freezer. I added them to dinner last night, and made Honey-Ginger Carrots. It's very simple to make too.
until just tender, then drain. Don't forget to save the drained water for a future soup base too.
Place the carrots back into a skillet, add 1 1/2- 2 Tbsp. butter (depending on how many carrots you cook, I used 2 quart bags pre-sliced), 1 Tbsp. honey, and 1/4 tsp. ground ginger. Coat until heated, and serve. With using more carrots for our large family, I had to add more ginger and honey, and it was not overpowering. Very delicious and something different than simply carrots. If you have fresh parsley, chop some up and top the carrots. I do not have any growing inside (boo hoo to me) this winter. Next winter I'll be sure to remember to bring some in.
I've also been cooking up 1 cup of millet at a time, and using in different ways.
First, we discovered it goes well with steamed asparagus (on top or served on the side).
Second, I mixed some in tuna salad, and grilled sandwiches. You don't know it's even in there, and it stretched the tuna to make more sandwiches. We make ours with simply a bit of organic mayo and home canned sweet pickle relish. Or, you can substitute millet for rice (or bread crumbs) in tuna patties, and skip the bread.
Third, we like to scramble some in eggs for breakfast, or add it to an omelet.
We have warmed up here to a -15°F wind chill and an actual temperature of -6°F. Woohoo! Hubby dared me to go out and take a sunrise photo, but I decided to stay warm in here, ha ha! Besides, the beautiful pink sky was there for a minute, and now when I look out, it's gone. Nothing but clouds.
I've learned this week, not to let my coffee cup sit very long, or it goes cold quickly. I don't like to microwave my coffee either. Maybe I should be pouring it into a thermal cup with a lid? Brrr!
Hubby had an errand to run yesterday, so he stopped in at the pet store and found Jesse a pair of dog booties for half price. Jesse has always had a hard time with the cold on his paws, so he's the first to get a pair. He likes them too. Here in the photo we put the front ones on first to get him used to them.
His master has already taught him that if he keeps them on, he gets a treat. You should have seen him. I laughed so hard when he first went outside, but later by afternoon, he was running and romping around Alias. It was almost as if he was trying to show off his new boots. Hilarious! This dog loves to wear clothes, so he does have a dog coat too. He's such a show off, ha ha!
We all bit the bullet, suited up, and got more wood from the barn yesterday. Our porch supply was depleted. We still have a supply, so we are very thankful we did the hard work, and thankful for those who supplied any of the wood for us.