We have been experiencing a nor'easter these last couple of days so we are now buried in another foot of snow. It is looking like another snowy winter. So the first Harvest Monday of the year is not giving me any harvests. I do have two kale plants out there or I think I do. I can't see them any more but I have faith they are still out there. I ought to pick them during the next thaw. Last year we never got one and stayed locked in snow all winter long. That was really unusual for us.
I have been using up my preserved food. Some things are starting to run low. I have one potato left. We had roast beef one night which required baked potatoes. Roast beef only comes out when my daughter is home. Then the next day I made beef stew with the left overs which took most of the rest of the potatoes. I go through things so much faster when my kids are home from college. From the garden: potatoes, carrots, onions, dried thyme.
Soups have been the order of the day for lunches. Besides stew I made a nice bean and ham soup from the leftover Christmas ham. I usually make soups just for me as most of my family won't eat bean or vegetable soups. But my son is home and he loves such food. From the garden: onions, garlic, dried parsley.
I used the last of my farmers market apples in an apple cake for breakfast Saturday morning. I grate my apples as opposed to chopping them. My family prefers to not have chunks in their cake, but they love the taste. From the October farmers market: apples, homemade applesauce.
If you would like to help me believe that harvests still exist, put your name and URL into Mr. Linky below. It doesn't matter how big or small your harvest is. If you have had a harvest this last week, show us and join in!