1. I indulged in an afternoon movie on Netflix. As with books, sometimes you try many before you're surprised with a gem.
2. A favorite soup that cooks up in less than 30 minutes. Our freezer holds the secret ingredient, pesto made in the heat of summer and stored as treasure for winter.
Pesto Tortellini Soup
½ small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbl. butter
6 cups vegetable broth
1 9 oz. pkg. frozen or refrigerated tortellini
2 c. frozen mixed vegetables
¼ c. prepared pesto
Parmesan for topping
In a 4-qt. sauce pan, sauté onion, garlic and butter until onions are translucent.
Add broth and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook 1-2 minutes less than the package directs.
Add the frozen vegetables and simmer until vegetables are heated through.
Stir in pesto and serve.
3. Finding signs of spring on a sunny day before tomorrow's ice storm.
|The greening up in the farmer's fields|
|Early bloomers at our front door.|
|More greening up in the stream beds.|