I woke this morning to a dusting of snow. The kids were excited to see even the coating that we got. The week is supposed to bring flurries most days this week, with no meaningful accumulation. Right now, I'm really happy with pretty, but not inconvenient. Tomorrow is the solstice and I'm planning to plant some things to celebrate. For now, we still have lots of stored veggies from the garden.
Last night we ate some more of those veggies. I decided to make a roast in the rotisserie oven. You will remember the infomercials from 8 or 10 years ago. Hubby bought me one long ago and it is in sad shape. The plastic arms that hold the door on have broken. Hubby had taken it into the fire station once and we're now missing parts as well. It still works though, and I refuse to throw it away until it completely dies.
It's amusing to set a plate in front of my family and have them ask for more veggies before they even eat. The garden veggies have that effect on us. Somehow the store veggies just don't taste quite the same. These will run out eventually, so I'm planning a trip to the Providence farmers market with some good friends in January. It will be nice to see all the other lovely things they have as well. Dark Days meals aren't so tough when your pantry and freezers already hold so many wonderful local things. You would be hard pressed to find a meal we eat that doesn't have at least something from one of the local farms.
This post is part of Harvest Monday at Daphne's Dandelions and The Dark Days Challenge at The (not so) Urban Hennery.