Last night I decided to make today a marathon baking and cooking day while getting the laundry done. I feel like I put in a marathon all right but didn't get as much done as I had anticipated. (One of these days I'll have to start living in reality.)
Although I pulled recipes for five different kinds of cookies, I only got two made.
A batch of good, ol' Chocolate Chippers.
I also made a batch of Molasses Refrigerator Cookies which I haven't made in a coon's age. Maybe longer. You form the dough into "logs," roll them in chopped pecans and refrigerate them overnight or put them in the freezer for a couple of hours which is what I did.
Then they get sliced and baked. They have a cup of molasses in them and I just love 'em. But if you don't care for molasses, run the other way.
I got two different batches of soups made, packaged in quart containers and squirreled away in the freezer. I still have a big pot of Navy Bean Soup simmering on the stove right now.
Laundry is all washed and dried. It isn't folded or put away yet, and ironing needs to be done also. Maybe yet tonight. Maybe not.
Long about two o'clock this afternoon I was ready for a fresh air break so hubby and I hiked the loop up in our woods in back of us.
Normally at this time of year the snow in the woods would be measured in feet. About half the trail has no snow as shown in the picture above.
We saw some wolf scat which I decided not to take pictures of (you're welcome), but I couldn't resist showing you these deer droppings. The whole loop trail was littered with them! I don't think I've ever seen so many deer droppings before. Geesh. We must have a huge population of the critters in our woods right now.
Along with the wolf scat, we saw many wolf prints in the snow. The one above is next to my boot for size comparison.
Weather Bulletin: The good news is that the forecast is for a 100% chance of snow tonight. However, total accumulation is only to be 3-5". But we'll take whatever moisture we can get for the ground in the way of spring melt. We sure are going to need it.
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