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My Happy Place

November 9th, 2020 at 08:47 pm

Currently we have weather that is above normal in temperatures and it has been so lovely -- sunny, warm, and replete with fall colors. I guess that is going to change tomorrow as a front comes in. Hope we don't get bad weather out of it.

I am trying to stay positive and think of things that I like doing that doesn't make me feel like I'm missing out on stuff due to Covid restrictions. I've concluded that my kitchen is my happy place. 

I know this summer I spent an awful lot of time canning and preserving stuff. I know I have a love affair with food and I've decided I'm going to try and challenge myself in making some new things. I said on Sunday that was I trying a Barefoot Contessa recipe with pork loin instead of lamb and many SA folks commented they like her too. She just has a calm, endearing attitude, doesn't she? Plus, she does a nice job teaching how to do things.

We ran a couple of errands (we had a CD come due and wanted to draw the money out since the interest rate was horrendous if it rolled over.) We came home and I got to work on vegetable soup. I had found a beef chuck roast in the freezer and I put it in the slow cooker overnight. I cut it up and took out all the fat and started a vegetable soup. I then worked on making a rum cake. I've never made one before and I saw a recipe using rum and thought, hey, I have a bottle in the pantry so why not make a rum cake. I hope it tastes as good as it looks. 

So, I got to spend a lot of time in my happy place. And I think it makes DH happy too, because he likes to eat!

6 Responses to “My Happy Place”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Thank you, Joanne! You are very kind. Hope you stay well!

  2. Wink Says:

    I think my happy place is my artwork. I just wanted to pop on and wish you a very happy holiday season. I enjoy your blog very much rob62521! See you in the New Year!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, Late Start. The rum cake turned out well. Here is the link if you are interested:

    Hi, Wink! Hope you have a delightful holiday season too! Thanks for your kindness!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Mmmm, rum cake! Another great thing to make with rum is rum cream pie. I use the Colonial Williamsburg recipe.

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Sounds good! I've been cooking like crazy with covid. Will I got back when we get released? I doubt it. I believe my skills have changed permenantly.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    My DHs mom would make a rum cake every year for Christmas, so now DH doesn't feel as though it's Christmas unless he has his rum cake. So we have a huge expensive bottle of rum sitting in our pantry (I think we bought it three years ago?)

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