A Cold Day in March

"March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb." The month of March usually starts with cold, unpleasant weather but ends mild and pleasant.  However, here in Mineral Wells, Texas, March 1 was 84˚F and bright with sunshine.

March 2 began with temperatures in the 20˚Fs and plummeted to 12˚F before it was done!  There was snow, sleet, and thunder yesterday, and today, March 3, is a bright, shiny 29˚F!

So did our March come in like a lion?  Nope, I don't think so.  I think it came in lamb-like, with the lion following close on its tail.

Speaking of winter coming and going, I find it quite amusing that Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog of such fame, would be blamed for 6 more weeks of winter, for, when Groundhog Day occurs, it is 6 weeks until spring.  Come on, folks!!!

Anyway, today I am making beef soup.  I browned the stew meat, then saut├ęd the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, stirred in white wine, and put it in a crockpot full of beef stock with snow peas, cabbage, potatoes, corn, a little Worcestershire Sauce, salt, tomato paste, and sugar.   Here you see the beginning, and the medium-way-through.  It should be ready by 6 or so. 

It's a good cold weather day...with saltines.

STAY WARM, Y'ALL!

Comments

Anne Jeffries said…
Seriously, we need to see you on the way home just to enjoy this with you.
Sue in the Wood said…
I think it will be good...but a little too "tomatoie" at this point.