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.



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.

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