It was below zero this morning, but we have the promise of warmer weather by day's end. On Facebook I'm seeing many Georgia friends talking about temperatures more typical of Missouri this time of year. One friend, Celeste, said their water pipes froze. Even my snowbird sister down in Texas is cold.
I'm making hamburger stew today, enough so we can share with my daughter's family. Heaven knows we have enough hamburger for several families. Rachel went back to work yesterday, by the way. It's great to see things finally getting back to normal for her and her family.
Pioneer Woman shared her recipe for hamburger soup on Facebook, and I noticed she puts sweet peppers in hers, so I'm tossing a few of my frozen, chopped peppers from last summer's garden into the pot today. I usually put barley in mine, but I seem to be fresh out of that. I'll put a couple handfuls of rice in, instead. A while back I opened the freezer compartment of my refrigerator and noticed I had unthinkingly put my celery in there; I left it, thinking I would find something to use it for. So now it is chopped up and cooking with the hamburger, onions, and garlic. The nearest grocery store to us had some lovely fresh cabbage and lettuce on hand when I went yesterday to pick up some necessities. The produce truck had just arrived. People were busily stocking shelves that had been emptied during the weekend snowstorm. Anyway, I'm glad to have some cabbage for my soup.
Cora's daddy is bringing her to spend a few hours, so we'll be having fun with her today.
Have a great day! It's time to slice some carrots and peel potatoes.