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January 8, 2014

Winter is here to stay; time to work on sewing projects

It seems like winter is here to stay for awhile.

We just finished taking down all of our Christmas decorations. I don’t usually put our tree up until a week or so before Christmas, but I like to keep it up until after New Year’s and the Feast of the Epiphany.

Now it seems like the time of the year to work on some of my sewing projects that I never get finished. It would be a good time to think about some craft items you can make to take to the fair this summer. And of course there are always those closets to clean. Sometimes that is fun to find those things you have had lost for some time.

With the weather predictions for the near future, I hope everyone will be careful and stay in. We don’t need broken bones.

I will give you a few recipes you may want to try while you are snowed in.

Vegetable Soup

3 T. oil

1 meaty beef soup bone

1 onion, chopped

1/4 tsp. turmeric

1 1/2 tsp. salt

dash pepper

1/8 tsp. of dried sage, dried thyme and allspice

1 bay leaf

6 c. water

4 c. tomato juice

1 head cabbage, shredded

1 c. carrots, chopped

1 c. celery, chopped

1 c. potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 c. canned green beans

Heat oil in large saucepan; brown soup bone and saute onion. Remove soup bone to a slow cooker and set aside.

Add just enough turmeric to saucepan to turn onion yellow. Stir in remaining seasonings; saute over low heat for a few minutes. Add to cooker along with remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low setting for eight hours. Remove soup bone; chop off meat and return to soup. Discard bay leaf. Makes 10 servings.

This soup would be a good place to use some of the vegetables you canned this summer.

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