Well, I did make, in an Instant Pot, a Pot Roast that just 'falls apart' with vegetables, recipe at Sustainable Cooks.
Mostly though I continue 'getting over' a several weeks long head cold with lots of coughing, sore throat, runny nose, Halls, Buckley's, Vitamin C chewables, kleenex and cold water, hot lemon-ginger tea, extra naps and light reading.
Weeks of rainy, not too cold, some sunshine and blue skies showing up gave way to minus degrees of - C cold and very snow Sunday night.
By Wednesday the tall piles and annoying shovelled removal of snow from behind and on the vehicles, sidewalk, drains ... revived memories of past winters snow clearing jobs. I shovelled snow Monday and Tuesday (and most likely clearing the sidewalks Thursday afternoon since it started snowing heavily at noon, stopped for a few hours and started again in the evening). Snow is again forecast for Friday.
A much appreciated relief from shovelling happened Wednesday morning - a neighbour across the street whom I have not yet met - shovelled the public sidewalk in front of our home (municipal law says 'all sidewalks must be cleared by 11 am or something like that) AND he cleared the two short sidewalks to our front steps and cleaned the lower steps. We thanked him, shared names and are very grateful.
My car and the van are the large bumps under the fresh snow on the left (above). We've been using the truck to get around in this weather so that was Tuesday nights snow since I had cleared the first snow off the truck Tuesday morning.
My rather worn down Christmas Cactus has set two blooms.
The backyard snow is untouched (except for various animal tracks).
Coastal BC (Canada) sometimes has problems with heavy snow and strong winds. Plows, sanding or salting roads keep the municipal workers working long hours - they clear the main roads before side streets.
Our local schools were closed Wednesday for a Snow Day (and I am guessing perhaps Friday as well as the weather map shows continued cold and snow).
I did replace my worn out snow shovels last fall - tried out the curvy handled one. Bit easier for me to use. Picked up two heavy sacks of salt crystals 'just in case' Tuesday afternoon.
After removing as much snow as I could from the sidewalks on Tuesday I sprinkled salt crystals on the ice footsteps left behind and it was easier to remove most of the ice footprints the next morning. Shook out more salt on Wednesday afternoon when I cleared a path to the large drain at the foot of our driveway.