Even Though……………..




My days are cold and snowy…………….


DSC07828And…… my nights are dark and long…………….


I’m dreaming of………….

DSC07108 The bright beautiful signs of  Spring…….



And…the dog days of Summer!




I think I can make it through a few more weeks…..of Winter Bliss……




I’ll turn on my lights for a warm touch on these last few days of Winter dreariness…..


DSC07812 I’ll enjoy the glow of candles lighting my nights……



And I’ll eat a few  more bowls of Winter soup…. and thank God for all his Goodness…this Winter!

He’s kept us safe and warm!  He’s fed us, clothed us and provided our every need! 


Recipe follows~



Often, this time of year, I buy a roast big enough to enjoy 3 meal out of it…first meal….just pot roast with veggies, second meal, left over roast beef made with gravy poured over noodles….and now….the third meal…..vegetable soup with the left over roast beef made with gravy, and that’s were we will start Meal 3………….



DSC06683 take your left over beef and gravy…..mix in what ever veggies you like…..my preference…green beens… (often left over from 1st night)….white been, potatoes, corn…etc…  then add 2 small cans of diced tomatoes and 1 large can of tomato sause….add water to the consistency you prefer. 


DSC06685 keep some extra small cans of tomato sauce on hand…just incase you need to add more for taste…or you can use tomato ketchup.  Don’t forget to add salt and pepper…a little garlic…..and……..the most important ingredient in any soup………. 



or Tabasco  works great too!   I love this stuff…..use carefully….just a little for flavor  or a little more for just the right KICK!  I even add this stuff to my scrambled eggs or omelets when I make them…it really gives eggs a wonderful flavor…..BUT be careful, if you’ve never cooked with it…start out slow!



Then slow cook all day…..and eat on it all day…. ;)

corn bread

OH….don’t forget the cornbread!



If you have any of this left over….it is great to freeze in small plastic containers….you can go to the freezer and pull out  a serving or 2 when you need to!  EASY PEASY!


Well girls…Spring is just around the corner!!!  Can we make it a few more weeks of Winter?????  YES we can!!!!    So what are you going to do to enjoy what’s left of Winter????????


southerninspiration said...

Great to hear from you again, Nancy. I am wishing I had some of that good looking soup right now. And cornbread is ALWAYS welcome in the winter!!! ;D


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hello Nancy! It is so good to see you again. I enjoyed this post and all the photos.

A Hint of Home said...

Good to hear from you, Nancy! The recipes look delicious and wonderful for this cold weather.
We were iced in a couple of days and looks like we will be again this weekend.
How's your job going?
Stay warm and dry.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The soup looks yummy. I have had enough Winter - I need more daylight and much warmer temps.

Debbie said...

Mmmmmmmmmm.........looks delicious. I love homemade soup, especially this time of year. So glad to hear from you, glad everything is well. Blessings, Debbie

Cindy said...

Nancy, I always enjoy your posts. Well...Winter in Manitoba will probably last another three months so I'm not thinking of Spring yet. I will be in three months time, though. I love your version on beef vege soup, I am going to make that and eat it with scrumpious skillet baked cornbread! That looks SOOO good! Thanks for the recipe and happy Spring dreaming!!! Hugs, Cindy S

Wendy said...

Nancy, You brighten my day when you share your lovely posts! The soup looks wonderful and I love your 3-meal plan for a large pot-roast.

Sue said...

I always smile when I see that you have posted. That bowl of soup and cornbread looks so yummy....today is the perfect day for it too.

Brittany said...

So happy to see you back! and what a lovely post...I too am really looking forward to spring! The soup and cornbread looks SO good - maybe I'll give it a try and see if it warms me up :)

The Muse said...

Oh your post made me rethink the snow which is falling about, right at his very moment.

And I have to say, your living room furninture looks so comfortable! The pattern is really unique! I like it :)

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Amanda said...

I must say that I say your post about making 3 meals out of 1 roast last year and I thought it was genius. I never eat left overs and with 4 small kids we rarely eat a whole roast. I took your advice and it has been the best thing. We now always eat all of our roast and even I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. You've saved our family a lot of money and me a lot of guilt.

Darlene said...

Hi Nancy,

I've missed you so I'm glad to see you popping in. Love the beautiful pictures around your home and that Winter Soup looks and sounds delicious! Cornbread is a MUST with any soup or stew in my book!!! Don't be a stranger.♥

Lisa said...

Hey Miss Nancy!
We missed you! This soup recipe looks delicious. I will definitely be trying this soon. Mr. Groundhog saw his shadow. :)

Chaos Cottage said...

Ooh, I love the toile pot. I have toile curtain toppers in my kitchen that look like that. I think they are Waverly.

Deb said...

corn bread looks yummy...hopefully that crazy gound hog is wrong...LOL

Stacey said...

Nancy, you are here! Woo hoo!

Girl we have been snowed in here for 6 days!! My son and I were supposed to go to Chicago last Thursday for a college visit and our flights were canceled. We are in the process of rescheduling all of that. No school since last Wednesday! Finally today it is all melting.

Your roast 3 nights is a fabulous idea. My roast never seems to make it 3 nights..just 2. It's seems like it's hard to find really big roasts any more. That's probably a sign that not as many people are cooking.

We sure have been missing you. I seem to lack blogging inspiration these days. We need a Flaunt Your Reds party!!

Anonymous said...

(((((Nancy))))! Oh, I've missed you! Hope all is well and you're keeping warm. Love your post and seeing your pretty house! That soup and cornbread look so yummy!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jo said...

What a wonderful post. Your home is lovely!

There is nothing better than a roaring fire and comfort food on a cold winter's night.

I'm hosting a Winter Warm up next Friday night for some of my girlfriends. It will be filled with great women, wonderful food and lively conversation ~ can't wait.


9405018--Pat said...

thanks for sharing the yummmmy soup recipe sounds wonderful...stay warm...Pat H

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Nancy, that's a great post - makes me hope for a little more winter before the spring. Delish soup recipe! Linda

Unknown said...

OH Nancy,

How are you? I am dreaming of spring but glad for the loveliness of winter, especially this last week. Visit us more often, we miss you.


Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Your soup looks delicious! We are having pot roast tonight. But there is rarely any leftover for another meal. Daughter loves leftover pot roast for breakfast, mashed potatoes and all.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh JOY! I am so thrilled to hear from you! You have been truly missed out here in blogland!

It is so much fun to see pics of your beautiful home and to see that you are still cooking up those yummy dishes!

PLEASE don't stay away so long next time;)!


Janean said...

that black and white toile pan caught my eye!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello, so nice to hear from you !!!

Your house looks so pretty in the snow...

What am I going to do with the rest of Winter...why stick my fammy right next to the woodstove..if I could turn into a BEAR and sleep til Spring...that's what I'd really do !!!

Don't be a stranger...

Stay Warm,
Kathy :)

ps thanks for the recipe YUM !!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Hi Nancy, good to see you post again. I wasn't sure if you would be back or not?? Just wanted to let you know I have jumped into blogland, too. I just started posting a few days ago and then my second granddaughter was born and we had to go to Nashville. I still have much to learn, but I am sure it will get easier as I go.

I am sooooo ready for Spring!! Tired of the rainy and cold days we have had all winter....Kim

Sue said...

Hello Nancy, how wonderful to read one of your post, I have so missed you.
I enjoyed visiting your home once again and all of this most delicious food, and that skillet cornbread Yummy!
I am so looking forward to spring time once again.
Thank you for allowing me to visit you. Your photos are absolutely beautiful.
Hugs and Blessings,

Michelle said...

What am I doing...wishing for Spring to come, uh, tomorrow! LOL

Kim said...

Hello Miss Nancy! I'm so glad to hear from you. Your home looks so beautiful in the glow of night. I am writing this as I look out at the 2 feet of snow we just got today and thinking how nice it is that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, but relax. Can't get that in the Summer. No sireee!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl I hope your taking good care of my name sake ha ha!! Hope all is well in your world my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Colleen said...

Your soup looks so yummy!!! I was just wondering what to make for supper tonight and now I know it is going to be some kind of soup.

Miss Janice said...

I'm so excited to see this post! YAY! Love the soup recipe and I'm still jealous of that toile pot girl!

Kim said...

I'm thinking this snow means one thing - lots of great comfort food!!

Laura said...

All of the roast ideas look great, but I LOVE the toile pan.

Oh my gosh.


Anonymous said...

You've got such a beautiful home !!!
I just found your blog and I am going to come back for another visit soon.
Spring is not far away and I can hardly wait too. Here in The Netherlands it is still cold. Sometimes it snows a bit, but it doesn't stay on the ground at the moment. The bulbs are surfacing slowely, so I just have to be patient ; )
Have a wonderful day !!

bj said...

O, sweet Nancy Rosalina....am I the ONLY lady in Blogville that LOVES...ADORES...ENJOYS Wintertime?
My favorite season, by far. I love everything about it...the cold crisp air, the snow (except when it gets muddy and slushy :O)
warm throws, hot soups, fires in the fireplace, hot drinks...
I am hanging on to it for dear life...then, once it's gone, I will love summer. Guess when you get in your Winter season of your life, you want to hang on to every single minute, day, season....

Hope all is well with you...I am still enjoying my little Sweet Nothings candle..:)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Glad to hear from you again :)! What a yummy soup, I would never have thought of this! I'll definitely be trying this!! Thanks!
Blessings, Stacey

Anonymous said...

Your place setting is stunning. The soup looks ever so warming and your hope for spring is uplifting!

Lori said...

Hello...just came across your blog and wanted to tell you what a lovely home you have. I love the color red too...currently I live in Michigan...but would love to be living in the south again. I also got a kick out of the length of your hair as mine was that long until two days ago..at shoulder length now but I just know I will end up letting it grow back out again..thanks for letting me visit :)

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for coming by sweet lady!

I hope you post again real soon.
Hint...Hint *Smiles*

Lisa said...

I'm so glad to see you back!!!! I tried to visit you but couldn't...now I see why. I love your new name. You've got to let us know what is going on with you.:) Welcome back, Nancy!

LisaShaw said...

Love this post and all the photos!!! I pray that all is well with you dear sister. Blessings and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Nancy!!! How I've missed you! I do hope you can get back to Blogland soon! I love seeing your gorgeous home and that upholstered furniture of yours - well, I covet it a little! :)
Take care and I'm so glad you stopped by!
You are a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Kim said...

I Miss you Girl! Like SO much! Please tell me you're coming back! It was great to hear from you friend. Take care!

Sue said...

Hi Nancy,
What a wonderful and pleasant surprise to hear from you, I have so missed you and hope you will be blogging soon. Thank You for your sweetness,

Lara Harris said...

Lovely blog! :)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Nancy, where did you go? I've missed you. Hope all is well with you and your family. laurie