Hello from snowy Kentucky!
Actually, not so snowy now. Yesterday it got up to 50º and much of the snow has melted, much to my relief and those Chihuahuas. I opened the living room windows this morning and was shocked to see that at least 3 inches of snow melted overnight. This has to make my birds happy. The homestead has been overrun the last couple of days, complete with birds that never come to the feeders or yard. I had a large flock of starlings pass through yesterday, and a few days ago a foursome of Eastern Meadowlarks foraged the yard. Us birders get the biggest kick out of seeing new birds in our yards.
But the snow. The hubby and I were snowed in for the weekend. This was fine with me, since I was recuperating from the steroid shot. Thankfully, the hot flashes are gone. Ugh, those were absolutely awful. I have new sympathy for women going through the dreaded "Change". After 3 days of being cooped up in the house, I was ready to get out yesterday. Since our private lane was still snow-covered yesterday, I basically tried to gain speed on our lane to propel myself out onto the properly plowed county road. It worked. There may have been a second I was worried I wasn't going to gain enough traction to get on the road, which usually leads to the car sliding slowly backward into a fence. That's so not Raven. But I made it! I was able to replenish the grocery stockpile as well as quell the cabin fever.
So, what better to post right after Winter Storm Jonas? A collection of summery fruit recipes! Because it's right about this time of year that I start longing for the salads, lightness, and fruitiness of summer. Right smack in the dead of winter. And truly people, you can make all of these recipes with frozen fruit. Well, maybe not the Watermelon Moscato Slushies. Tuck that one away for summer, but the rest can be made conveniently all year long.
On to the fruit!
18. Cherry Pie Bars
~Have a great day everyone! :-) ~