I love staying inside and doing crafts or sewing....working on quilts is a wintertime activity for me. I like spending the days washing the fabrics, cutting them, beginning to put together a great quilt top......
I really love baking in the wintertime. The added warmth of the oven on a cold day makes it cozy and nice in my red kitchen....... These are Easy Peanut Butter cookies that use just three ingredients,; 1 cup Peanut Butter, 1 Egg and 1 cup sugar. They are delicious, quick and one recipe makes about 2 dozen small to medium cookies. I always double the recipe because how good they taste with a cup of hot coffee or tea or a icy cold glass of milk.
I absolutely LOVE to read, look at magazines or catalogs in the winter...especially close to a big fire in the wood burning stove. When I am in a reading mood, I nearly always have at least 2 books going. And, of course, we ALL love magazines. Some of them are like getting a little small present in the mail when they arrive.
I like thinking up "warm us up" foods in the winter, like this Frito Pie...or big pots of homemade soups or stews or Chicken and Dumplins'........*sigh*
Ohhh, and the hot drinks.....like this luscious drink that just goes in the microwave or hot chocolate with plenty of marshmallow creme or LOTS and LOTS of hot coffee......and, of course, plenty of hot tea with sugar and lemon or creme......
Sweet hubby and I love a roaring fire on a cold evening. We watch tv or read or sometimes, we just enjoying sitting in front of it, talking and, even better, have long moments of pure silence while we stare at the blaze and mull over the day's happenings. The fabulous thing about being married and enjoying it, is that the long moments of silence are completely comfortable. Don't you just adore that safe and soft feeling? I sure do ~
The dark, snow- promising clouds or the rumble of thunder, far off in the distance and the beginnings of a slow, cold rain...knowing that I can stay inside all day long and never stick my nose out of the front door...having my pantry full of comfort foods, a great book started or just time for a long, warm nap...all these things make me just love winter. I love life...every single bit of it !! I don't want to rush one minute of it....not even the seasons !
Oh, I love summertime, too...don't get me wrong. Summer is the time for OUTDOORS. I like working in the yard, going to the park, going fishing....It's just that I love winter, too and I am not nearly ready to turn loose of it yet.
Have a happy, winter day ~