We’ve had a very quiet, very white, Christmas. I haven’t left the house for many, many, days. There are many wonderful things about living in the country during this kind of weather. For one, the views are breathtaking. The corn fields are covered in a beautiful blanket of untouched snow and they go on for miles. The barns around the house are white already, so with the roof now covered, they are nearly invisible, save the quaint stone foundations and hayloft openings.
On a practical note, it sure is awesome to live across the street from a real live farmer, who is also our land lord and friend. Each morning he comes to plow our drive with his ginormous tractor. I mean, you really can’t beat this set up. All the wonder and joy of living in the country and next to none of the work.
It’s snowing, again, today, and T6 has a nasty cough, so we’ll be home, again, today. Normally I would be experiencing cabin fever, but I know this is the calm before the storm, so I’m OK with it. Soon our house will open it’s doors again to school, a friend who is moving in for a while, lovely students, and lots and lots of places to be and things to get done. But not today.
Today, I’m making two dishes we used eat every Christmas at my Aunt’s house – stewed fruit (prunes, apricots, and apples) with creamy rice pudding. Before you boo-hoo the stewed prunes, consider. For every prune you eat, you also get the satisfaction of a lovely sugary syrup AND the knowledge your body will soon love your high fiber contribution! It’s truly win-win.
The creamy rice pudding is just divine. I’ll serve it chilled with the warm fruit on top. Yummy.
What are you all doing today? Should you find yourself with a few hours to spare, stop by and enjoy a cup of tea and some delicious, and digestive-system-friendly 🙂 yummies.