This photo almost looks black and white, but it is not. This is a shot out the front door. The ivy growing under the fir trees has about 2 inches of snow covering it. The rest of the yard has almost 4 inches. The wind has now come up and snow is blowing about, making it difficult to see more than 3 feet in front of your path.
We are in the house, warm, full of soup and letting the night fall. It is early to think that, but I am in for the night. There are cookies to bake, and music to enjoy.
I did get the conserve completed, and the canning kettle put away. There is molasses cookie dough chilling, ready to roll into balls and bake. The fudge is set, cut and ready to package. The noodles are dry, ready to package.
I got all of my old spice jars washed and ready to fill. I also got some flavored mustard ready. These flavors are delicious and make great last minute gifts.
Dressed Up Mustard
by the seat of my pants
I took a jar of Plockmans premium stone ground mustard (30.5oz) and in 1/2 of the mustard I added:
zest of 1 lime
1-2 T lime juice
3 T honey
1 T white balsamic vinegar
2 T sugar
1 T ground coriander
to the rest of the jar I added:
2 c dried cranberries
2 T white cooking wine
3 T honey
combine in food processor until mixed and the cranberries are chopped finely but not pureed.
I love flavored mustard, plus they keep practically forever and are great to spice up different foods and in your cooking.
Tomorrow I am going to assemble the Holiday Gift Baskets, they will keep nicely until Christmas in the garage where it is cold.
All that is left now is the stocking stuffers, there is always tomorrow!
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