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 sautéd 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!