The orange trees are still in the same state of orange as they were two months ago.
Every time I drive past them I expect that they will have lost their needles….maybe they are just discolored needles and not dead needles. I can hope!
In Park Rapids Fish Hook River was frozen but the lake was still open.
Fish Hook Lake
Yesterday the wind howled and blew up a mini blizzard for awhile. We stayed home. I busied myself with beads and cooking. Cook once and eat three times..that is my new motto as I packaged up the leftovers and put them in the freezer. Last week we made French Dip (Pork Roast baked with a can each of French Onion Soup, Beef Broth and Beef Consume)…and that was good for three nights with another night packaged for the freezer.
On Tuesday I had lunch with my cousins. Afterwards I hit the bookstore. A book was released last summer. I donated a old photo of my father in laws for the book and I helped research some of the the history. I was thanked in the acknowledgements. I thought that was nice. So I bought the book. The Best of Itasca. I had hoped to get to one of the several book signings in the area…but that just didn’t happen.
Oh yes I finished with the Cousin’s Cookbook!! Yippee! The cookbook program and a copy of all the recipes is in my cousin Kathy’s capable hands. I proofed it one last time…I am certain it will have some mistakes…but so be it…it is what it is. I will be glad to see it in print. It is a project that I have been working on for three years..maybe four.