Some members of the family don't mind the frosty mornings though. It means that the toys have their very own ice skating pond.
One thing I like about the colder weather is that we eat more soups. I think they are underrated. Most of the recipes that I have for soups, are so simple that it is almost as quick to cook them from scratch as it is to prepare a canned alternative. The flavour of the fresh soup ofcourse wins hands down every time. This week, we have enjoyed both pumpkin soup and also a sweet parsnip soup. The parsnip offering was my favourite.
Parsnip Soup with cheese scones
water or vegetable stock
1/2 cup of cream
pinch of nutmeg
Peel and chop the parnips and pear.
Cook the parnips and pear (in enough water or stock to cover them) until tender.
Stir in the cream and nutmeg and serve.
Very easy and on the table in about 20 minutes.