The Chicken Picatta turned out great last night and the Gingersnap Whoppie Pies were delicious - yum. This morning I made a big pot of Chicken and Rice soup with lots of veggies. Right now Steve is busy making pizza dough. He'll be setting it in the furnace room to rise. So we'll have fresh pizza tonight - no pizza delivery in the winter, although I hear it has happened in the summer. I have already cut up onions, portabella mushrooms, black olives and red bell peppers for topping. We have some pepperoni as well (not on my share, please) Steve is also making crepes for tonight - spicy dessert crepes (made with cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses) with a creamy center and warm tart cherry glaze topping.
Busy day today, getting ready for the next shift, as we head down tomorrow. Our chores include cleaning the bathroom (thank you Steve) cleaning both fridges (my job today) cleaning the stove and hood - a big job made small by doing it together yesterday. I don't mind all this, especially since it's not keeping me from a hike. When we do a good job it is appreciated.
I forgot to show you a couple of other photos from yesterday morning's sunrise. There is an effect of the shadow of the mountain on the landscape made by the rising sun. It's called a summit shadow. Pretty cool to see in person.
|Summit shadow at sunrise|
|Observation Tower with Mt. Washington's shadow|
|The Stage Shop - next to the Cog Rail - closed for Winter. Photo courtesy of my fellow volunteer, Steve Hill.|
|The true summit - 6,288 feet. I'm actually hanging on the sign so the 60+ mph wind doesn't blow me off!|