First day of December, although it was not the first snow, I considered it was. Sometime in November we had a little bit of snow but in a couple of hours it was gone. So technically I count today as our first day of snow because there was quite a bit. By the looks of it, this one will be staying. After breakfast, I decided I was not going anywhere. It was time to bake and cook. But before that, I tried to finish up with all the Christmas decorations that was mine to do. I am sure you feel the same way, when it is cold outside, you think of SOUP. I asked my hubby to save the bone of the ham from thanksgiving. Using is for my broth and then I added vegetables and alphabet noodles. It's like a minestrone aka vegetable and ham soup. LOL. Now it was time for baking. First I check what I have in the pantry as well as the fridge. Then I look for recipes that I can follow as a guide. Sometimes I have replace an ingredient or two, but still sticking to the rest of the instructions. It was a very successful day even though I did not get a chance to go outside. Well, maybe just for a few minutes to change my garden flag and add a few decorations for outdoors. I manage to bake the oatmeal pecan lace cookies, cranberrry whole wheat muffins with chocolate glaze, hawaiian pineapple coconut bread and of course my soup. Check out the photo of our neighborhood with all that snow.