We finally had some rain today!!! SO exciting after poor air quality for weeks. Dave and I are celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary tomorrow. I'm so grateful I married such a wonderful, devoted person. My best friend, great Dad and Granddad! Three years ago, to do something really different, we went up to the mountain town of McCall to spend the night. The hotel rates are off season and no tourists. Cold, nice and quiet! We had a gorgeous drive up Saturday and spent the night, coming back Sunday. Saturday afternoon, after lunch, we drove around Payette lake-
Ice on the N side of the lake
My fave fish sculpture
smooth as glass
Our comfy hotel roomed with soaker tub and salt water pool, Dave enjoyed the swims!
We found a new thrift store there! I got these three winter cuties for a whopping $3.00 total!
Tabletop snowman, hand made in the USA
Small quilt (crib blanket/tablecloth?), 2 sided, winter motif-
Snowman spoon rest-
Perfect dish for a cold night! I served with ww pasta and Italian bread. I made this with lots of out own homegrown, frozen tomatoes. So juicy I had to add tomato paste! Lots of mushroom in my crock pot with all of it. Recipe here Classic Chicken Cacciatore, and for the 2nd round I added Kalamata olives and capers for something different! Topped with some Feta cheese, yummy! Sadly the crock pot handle broke off, so I finally (after 15-20 years) bought a new, smaller one. With two of us I just didn't need the huge one. I'll keep it until after the holidays and will repurpose it. My new baby, 4.5 Qt., $20.00 at Target, hopefully will last me til I'm too old and decrepit to cook! I'll make some chili this weekend before turkey day!