I'm actually wintering now. This weekend I stayed in the house and didn't do much. It was -9 this morning and every day we get two or three inches of snow. Since one neighbor went down our hill backwards and another went down sideways, we chose not to go anywhere.
Wild Rice Soup
1/2 c. Wild rice cooked
4 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled
1/4 Onion chopped and sauteed in bacon grease
1 can Cream of Potato soup
1 c. Milk
1 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Mix everything and heat until the cheese melts.
Serve with Texas Roadhouse rolls. I cut the recipe in half and it was perfect for 2 people.
2 c. Milk
3 T. Butter
1 T. Yeast
1/2 c. Warm Water
1/2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Honey
7 1/2 c. Flour
2 t. Salt
Heat milk in sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Melt 3T. butter and cool. Combine yeast, warm water, and 1 T. sugar in a mixing bowl and allow to bubble. Add remaining sugar, honey, milk mixture, and 3 ½ c. flour to yeast mixture. Add melted butter, eggs, and salt. Slowly include rest of the flour ½ c. at a time and mix well. Let rest. Knead in five minutes. Add to greased bowl and allow to double in size. Punch it down, roll into a big rectangle, flatten to ½ inch thick. Fold over into itself so it is one inch thick. Cut into two inch squares and allow to double in size. Bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes.
The chocolate cake recipe is here: