January 22, 2012
Winter Beef Stew
Old Man Winter seems to have settled in, finally. We have had some wild and crazy weather this winter. My Geraniums bloomed up through December and I can still harvest my herbs from the garden. We have had some extraordinarily warm days here where the kids actually slip on a pair of shorts. It's been glorious and I could totally see myself living it up in a 4-season warm weather region of the U.S. My birthday is in December but I should have been born during the summer time because I am a warm weather gal through and through.
I loathe winter time. I am one of those people that puts on a sweater when it hits 70. I wear layer upon layer of clothing and it drives my hubs crazy when he goes to put his cold hands on me and he can't seem to find his way through the layers to my bare skin. If it's cold and gray outside I leave my blinds closed and turn on all of the lights as to not be reminded of the cold and dreary day.
The only good thing that can come of a cold and dreary day is a bowl of Beef Stew and a glass of red wine. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.... or maybe that's just the wine. No matter, it's a good thing!