I just got back from a wonderful spur of the moment get-away to a friends' lake house. Getting out of the city is one of my favorite things to do in the cold winter months. Those of you not from Chicago might not know about the intense cold, but more importantly - wind - that we endure here for too many weeks of the year.
I spent the last two days cooking for the crew of photo shoot taking place at the house, but when I got out of the kitchen you could find me curled up by the fire wrapped in warm plaid blankets. The views of the ice fisherman, the snow covered branches, and the dogs jumping and playing was just what the doctor ordered.