January 13, 2017

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A winter sunset is so beautiful.  I saw this photo on my memories from 3 years ago that came on my facebook page this morning.

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In the memories photos, there was also the above photo of a female Cardinal at a bird feeder.  Winter birds are just so cute.  Sunflower seeds are messy as the outside shells get all over the ground.  But bird feeders are just great for keeping winter birds with an option for a food source.

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A lot of people do not want to spend the winters in Vermont because the snow is just a little too much.  The roads get slippery as the plows can not keep up with the snow.  They have like a 2 hour loop that they plow and side roads and side streets are last.  Then it can get wicked cold.  But I like the four seasons.  I find beauty in each season.  Although there is extreme weather from being too humid in the summer at times and too cold in the winter months sometimes.

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Snow can be really pretty.  On back roads when the snow weights down tree branches, it’s sometimes like a tunnel where the branches are weighted down over the road.

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I like hot chocolate this time of year.  Whenever I go to Keene, NH I stop along the way in Walpole at Burdick’s chocolate and get a hot chocolate to go.  It’s like getting hot chocolate at a Cafe in Paris to me.  They make their hot chocolate like I’ve heard that they make hot chocolate in Paris.

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I made some Vegetable Chili in my Le Creuset saucepan and it made a really nice lunch.

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I like the fixings for Chili like sour cream, red onions and shredded cheddar.

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I like soups for lunch.  Sometimes I just like a tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.  I have a really neat recipe for tomato soup where I just use a can of diced tomatoes, herbs de province, half a cup of half and half and half a cup of chicken broth and put it in the blender.  Then heat it on the stove with a little pat of butter that melts in it and some fresh ground pepper on it.  Then I add a slice of Virginia baked ham and a sliced tomato to the grilled cheese sandwich.  Yum.

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My son’s birthday was this week and he likes German Chocolate cake.  What a horrible time that turned into.  My exhusband’s  girlfriend also got him a cake which was a white cake and he was torn between two cakes.  Nothing like too much cake.  Oh well.  That’s life.

And that’s my thoughts for today.

 

 

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