Hearts a Plenty

Ahhh Valentine’s Day. I can’t say I’m a big fan or make too much out of it. It’s so commercial. However, I will celebrate any occasion that allows me to eat dinner out, or eat something made into the shape of a heart, that is made out of chocolate, or some type of candy. Yeah, I suppose I’m a sucker for the caloric side of a day like today.

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Chicken, Broccoli & Cheese, Rice Casserole

Over the weekend Rob and Judah were up at Scarlett Homestead doing some random little projects and I wanted to make something warm and comforting for when they got home for supper. It was a cold snowy day! I had chicken and broccoli and so I decided to make a casserole with what I had. I searched online for some easy chicken broccoli casserole recipes and found 2,542,657,234.25 recipes to choose from. I’ve made a million casseroles, but oddly enough I’ve never made a basic chicken and broccoli, so I wanted to follow something to get it right.

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A 40 Acre Snowglobe

Earlier this week, we got our first snowfall out here in the Pacific Northwest. Every area got different amounts, but here in Arlington, we got 9 inches over about a day and a half. This is sort of rare for our area. We do get a little snow every year around this time but not nearly as much as we did this time. I was as excited as our three year old!

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Scarlett Homestead White Sandwich Bread

I have finally done it. After months of teaching myself how to make good bread, and kneading dough until I understand how it should feel to know whether or not it’s done (not so long ago I couldn’t knead dough and have it turn out properly so I swore off of it completely. Luckily that didn’t last), I have finally cracked the code on my arch nemesis – white sandwich bread.

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