"Almanzo ate the sweet, mellow baked beans. He ate the bit of salt pork that melted like cream in his mouth. He ate mealy-boiled potatoes, with brown ham-gravy. He ate the ham. He bit deep into velvety bread spread with sleek butter, and he ate the crisp, golden crust."
-Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Currently, I am reading the Laura Ingalls Wilders series. I just can't put them down! They are perfect for relaxing on the sofa with a cup of hot chocolate on a cold, wintry day. Farmer Boy even inspired me to make home-made baked beans! If you haven't read the series in a while, pick up Little House in the Big Woods. It is a bit more juvenile, but still a good read. However, once you move on to Little House on the Prarie, you'll be hooked!