In my kitchen things have been a tad slow, primarily because we’ve been stranded at the bottom of “the hill” three times since the first of the year. Sitting around waiting for the snow to melt doesn’t work up much of an appetite. This last snowstorm took us by surprise, and consequently there’ve been no trips to town to restock the larder — but, no worries. That’s when things get creative in my kitchen.
A playful attitude goes a long way, too.
When life hands you snow, make snowmen!
Or blackberry cobbler…
In my kitchen is the comforting coziness of fruit mixed with spices (cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg to be precise), dolloped with biscuit-y goodness. Usually I make “pie crust-style” cobbler, but this one served the purpose nicely. Though I’m generally a seasonal eater, I don’t have a moment’s hesitation about pulling out a previous season’s bounty to cajole it for all it’s worth.
We’ve also enjoyed sweet ‘n’ sour meatballs, homemade macaroni & cheese, antelope tacos (!) and a terrific Spicy Black Bean Soup, among other things. It’s amazing what you can make for dinner when you set your mind to it.
Normally it doesn’t snow this often (or this much!) in Oklahoma, but I can’t complain. While The Man Of Few Words and I play Scrabble, I’ve been simmering stuff like crazy and we’ve been watching bald eagles soar overhead from our living room windows. The wood burning stove is also staying ahead of the cold. Life is good.
(Unseasonably cold… but good.)
In my kitchen are fresh bread and blackberry jam. Every bite tastes like summer!
Did I just say summer? Picnic, anyone?
Enjoying cobbling things together,
© Kim Bultman and a little lunch.