Did I really have a post about how I embraced Winter?
I embraced it?
How good of me!
However, now that we are at the end
of the 2010-2011 Winter season
my embrace is loosed,
and I am onto
It's name, of course, is SPRING.
Each Winter I am astonished
how well the Earth sleeps,
and as I stare at the bare tree limbs
and empty garden beds
I wonder about all those wonderful
buds and blooms and colors
they always return.
Look close and you will already see
and the fair Forsythia beginning to color.
Although I was in full embrace of Winter,
now I realize I was needing faithful Spring.
I say farewell to this Winter by sharing with you
a favorite bread recipe.
Cream 1/2 C. unsalted butter (softened) and 1 C. brown sugar.
Add 2 eggs and 1 t. vanilla.
Add 1C. milk.
Add 1 1/2 C. flour, 1 1/2 t. baking powder,
1/4 t. salt and 1 T. cinnamon.
Pour into a greased bread loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.