This morning, with my resolution to eat more healthfully*, I made some Irish (aka pinhead) oatmeal. There was some left over, so I used it in an oatmeal bread recipe from James Beard's Beard on Bread , a cookbook which I have used since the mid 80's. The pinhead bread is delicious, and I'm betting it will be a real treat toasted.
As long as the oven was on, I also tried Nigella Lawson's Sticky Gingerbread from her latest cookbook, Nigella Christmas. I haven't sampled it yet, but it has made the house smell heavenly. Gingerbread is, quite possibly, my favorite cake of all time.
It did not stop snowing for even a minute today. It was like living in a snow globe. I took advantage of being snowbound by finishing the Elizabeth Zimmerman February Jacket. I thought the pretty color would make up for the high acrylic content of the yarn. I was wrong. In the sun, the fiber has a harsh, glassy look. Wool, on the other hand, is enhanced by natural light. I will take consolation in the idea that the sweater will be easily laundered. I didn't have suitable buttons handy - maybe tomorrow I'll unearth some. The little mouse to is from Ikea.
Today was the Feast of the Epiphany in the Catholic church. I generally celebrate it on January 6th. It did make me realize though, that We Three Kings is my favorite Christmas carol. It brings back a funny memory to me. I'll tell that story another time.
*My son told me about a report he heard which I found unnerving. He told me that peoples' stomachs actually stretch from all the holiday feasting, delaying the brain's ability to signal that the stomach is full. According to my son, it can take weeks to snap back. Eeeek!