So, what do I do when I'm snowed in at the manor? Cook and eat! Kary, at My Farmhouse Kitchen, posted about making lasagna in her cast iron skillet. Well, I just happen to have a big beautiful vintage iron skillet with a lovely patina, given to me by my dear Aunt Janet maybe 20 years ago, or so. It belonged to her maternal grandmother, Myrtle Watts Yost (1886-1940) of Howard County, Indiana. It's faithfully served our family over 100 years; everything from farm buttermilk fried chicken to wintry Sunday night lasagna. My trusty iron skillet is one piece of kitchenware I can't live without. Even though I'm not blood related to Grandma Yost, I'm sure she is happy her skillet is lovingly put to good use at the manor.
By the way, this lasagna, baked in the iron skillet was by far the best I've ever made. Got an iron skillet? Give it a try.
And I might add that I am thrilled with the reception of my new creative writing blog Magpie Tales! Pop on over and check it out. Our first little piece of writing is due Tuesday, February 16. Lots of brand new writers have already signed up, and I am looking forward with great anticipation to some good reading! Thanks everybody!
As Mr. Junk Thief so aptly put it, "the Magpie is in the Willow"!