I hope you’re staying warm and cozy! Snow and sleet covered the ground in all 50 states in the U.S. on Wednesday, thanks to Winter Storm Inga’s sweep through the South and up through the East coast.
We received a blanket of 7 inches on Wednesday, a surprise after a forecast of a ‘light dusting’ and possible accumulation of an inch! Our snow is quickly melting with our warming temperatures today and 50 – 60 degree weather this weekend. To help you Keep Calm and Winter On, I pulled together some fun winter activities, DIYs and recipes from the archives, that are good for your mental health and your tummy. :) Click on the links for the complete post, DIY or recipe.
For cider or mulled wine to combat winter’s chill
Ina Garten’s Winter Minestrone. . . .foolproof, hearty, comforting. I can’t say enough good things about this soup recipe, but the proof is in the bowl!
Feed your feathered friends with a fun winter DIY!
An easy DIY using a bundt pan
Winter Chickadee plates served on tree slice chargers and snowy goblets for a birdseed buffet
Snuggle up with a delicious book,
Home Made Winter and feast on the pages and Cardamom Cake with Whole Pears
A terrarium makes a fun winter DIY project to add a little green indoors. Easy and self-sustaining, and no green thumb required!
A winter survival snow cream cocktail based on the fun snow day activity & treat
A sweet treat for a cold winter day! Use any cookie as your base to build these fun melting snowmen
A scarf, plastic pot top hat, greenery, wellies and garden tools decorate this snow woman by the Potting Shed
Winter gardening and dining with snowmen in the Potting Shed
Glass blocks give houses a little elevation and provide a surface for sprinkling rock salt for a snowy landscape with Johnson Brothers Friendly Village
Transition from Christmas to Winter and extend the twinkle season by adding some warmth and cheer in January with a tree decorated with snowflakes, icy branches and nesting birds
Cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree
Serve up some comfort food with Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie! A no-fuss patchwork crust over a comforting chicken pot pie with the addition of bacon!
Last but not least, Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup.
Our favorite chicken soup recipe for cold and flu season, aka, ‘penicillin-in-a-bowl’. Comforting and ideal to pull out of the freezer when you have the sniffles, fever or feeling under the weather.
We keep our feeders filled year ’round but are especially diligent when it’s cold and there’s snow on the ground.
Watching the birds flock to the feeders is one of my favorite winter activities.