Wow. That was a really long break, much deserved with all the hoopla of the holidays. We did traveling, family in town as well, school performances, Santa, and the New Year, complete with my glass of champagne in a half pint Ball.
It was wonderful and exhausting all at the same time. I've been warned though, that after having children it never slows down. This season certainly proved to be true.
I did manage to get quite a bit of canning done during that time and I've lots to share with you. I put up chicken soup, sweet potato with chorizo and spinach soup (recipe courtesy of Smitten Kitchen, cranberries, orange juice jelly, sweet red onion marmalade, chicken stock to replenish my shelves, and a few others. I'm working on a recipe for a cranberry chutney that I'm really excited about, as well. I've also had several crochet and sewing orders to throw into the mix to almost drive me nuts. But, I seem to thrive on it all. Oh, and did I mention that we're in the midst of potty training? Not me, that would be weird. My two year old daughter.
I hope the holidays were lovely to all. And, I just can't wait to get back into the groove of things. Happy new year's and cheers to all!