And this is what I mean. I really love my setters- but by this time of year I'm really over them and the snow. This is what their feathers look like every time they come in! I have little snow balls dropping all over the house that melt into little icy puddles everywhere! They sit and chew them out and spit them wherever they lay. I have wet floors until they get their trails all packed down out there. Really, I am quite ready to be done with all of this- especially following two 50 degree days. Sigh.
My dismay at more snow led me to tonight's supper. Home made soup and bread. Yumm. I love my bread machine... It was here before me, but Bill didn't know how to use it and he didn't have the books for it either. So, I looked up a basic bread machine recipe and have been making it ever since. I do at least a loaf a week- sometimes more frequently. I know some more adventurous housewives make all sorts of bread- but I just stick to the basic white loaf, and man oh man is it good! And whats another cold snowy winters eve without chicken soup? I had made a "thanksgiving" dinner as the kids like to call it- roast chicken and all the fixings a few nights ago. So when the flakes started to fall I put a pot on to simmer and made my chicken noodle soup. My Dad makes a turkey/rice soup and I have made variations of his as I go along. This is one of my favorite "snuggle-in and stay warm" dinners. I shouldn't complain too loudly- I guess its not too bad, spring is right around the corner.