Here's where having two ladders comes in handy. I can climb one to haul the other up to the deck without trying to navigate through the house with it.
I keep the upstairs thermostat at 58, so it doesn't have to run very often. There's enough residual heat coming up the stairwell and I have lots of quilts. Tonight I'll need them; it's supposed to get down to 25. Brrrr!
I kept the kitchen warm today with a little supplemental heat from the oven – making another batch of roasted tomatoes:
I really liked the ones from the muffin tins in the last batch, so I used two tins this time.
Whipped up a batch of creamed chard, too. Sautee shallots in olive oil and butter, add the chard and cook until it's wilted, then add some heavy cream and let it cook until the cream thickens, stirring frequently.
Serve it with pasta or as a side dish. Yum.
Hope you're staying warm, too!