Thursday, February 8, 2018

Another Wintry Mix

Another wintry mix of snow and freezing rain kept us inside
most of yesterday.

Of course, there are the required visits to the animals

for feeding, watering and such.

And honestly, it is quite nice to get outside and enjoy the snow.

It is also nice to hunker down inside, in front of a warm fire
and have some quiet time.

I made English Muffins yesterday morning, with the sourdough
starter that I had received at the beginning of the week.
After feeding it every 8 hours for two days, it was bubbly and ready to use.
I fed it one last time... which gives a significant amount of discarded starter.
(you only use a half cup... which you then feed with flour and water...
and discard (or use) the rest.)
With the discard, I had mixed up a batch of muffins and refrigerated it for a little over 24 hours.

Then yesterday morning, before morning chores,
I cut the muffins out and let them rise while we were outside...

Once back in the house, I cooked them on the griddle...
several minutes on each side until they reached 190 degrees on the inside.

I had to eat one right off the griddle...

I might never buy them again... but rather, make my own.

Snowy days make for the best bird watching.

With feeders situated right outside our windows,

we can see a good assortment of birds.

I also did a little sewing...

back to my vintage apron style.
I made my own pattern for this... modeled after an apron from the 1940's.
Once again I find myself in the mood to there are a few more aprons
cut out and ready to put together.

(They are both for sale.)


Colleen said...

I had no idea the English muffins would be cooked on a griddle.... they sure look delish.
You already know how much I like seeing your sewing projects 💚

daisy gurl said...

I didn't think you would cook them on the griddle either, but how cool is that? They look scrumptious, and you know exactly what's in them.

Beautiful aprons.
Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've never had a homemade English muffin -- only store bought.

Laura Franken Sudderth said...

Those muffins! I just cannot get over it. Pretty soon you need to set up a road side stand with all your beautiful baked goods. You are so talented. I look at these snowy pictures and think this time last year for us in Northern California we were bracing for a dam break in our local area. Scared to death that we would be flooded. It never stopped raining last year...well it did in May. Now we are on the verge of yet another drought. We have had beautiful warm 70 degree weather for a couple of weeks now. I have spring fever and it is not even the middle of February! Stay warm and cozy.

Kristy said...

Where do you find the time? Those muffins look scrumptious and I love those aprons. I don't ever remember to wear them but I've bought quite a few in my lifetime. I didn't realize you had a shop because I usually read your blog in my email browser. Going to go take a look.

Missy George said...

We were lucky not to ave gotten more snow with the ice..This morning was shear ice....the worst walking Mollie day this year but we made it.Yack track are no good in these conditions..Love your wintry shots of the animals...OMG those muffins look scrumptious!! I would have a hard time not eating a bunch!! Nice birdie shots..cute aprons..Hope you had a good day..

Autumn said...

Beautiful photos!
Those English muffins are amazing. I made them years ago and ive never tasted any store bought ones that were as wonderful as the homemade!
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