Winter arrives with a Fury.
We did not get snow this Christmas – we got rain. The snow decided to fall right after The New Year and it has not stopped. What does a Chef do when she is snowed in? Cook of course. The day started off like this…..
Snowy View of the Back of the Property.
I barely made it outside to feed the birds and the flock of 60 or so Wild Turkeys- It has been a really hard few days for wildlife as temperatures dipped well below freezing. My fingers stuck to the bird seed containers at my feeding station. Most of the resident mammals decided to stay indoors- probably inside my house from the sounds of it.
The turkeys had a hard time walking though snow that was 2 feet deep. They were coming right up onto my porches to eat the spilled feed. They were tipping sunflowers out of my Yankee Droll feeders.
On Snowy days like this I head into the kitchen to make comfort food. I like to prepare a large batch type of stew or sauce that we can eat over a few days. I decided to cook some Bolognese sauce. I made it with my own canned tomatoes.
I love this versatile sauce and after weeks of joints of meat I wanted something that tasted as if it were made with love.
Comfort Food that is what it is called. Everyone loves Comfort Food.
I served the meal in front of the fire with Cabernet,toasted focaccia, green salad with marinated tomatoes.
Thank God for snowed in days.
I am working on my Cookbook- Here is a preview-