Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
it has been chilly here lately (compared to our 80 degrees we were enjoying) so, i made this soup the other night. it turned out pretty yummy. chicken cream cheese soup. it was creamy and filling. you could also leave out the chicken for a meatless meal and still be satisfied. i pulled the leftovers out and had it for lunch yesterday. so good with toasted sourdough on the side.
Chicken Cream Cheese Soup
1 lb chicken (breasts or combination)
1 onion, diced
1-2 Tb butter
2 handfuls baby carrots (about 2 cups sliced small)
4-5 potatoes, diced small (i used red potatoes, whatever you have on hand)
1 c milk
1/4 c flour
8 oz package cream cheese
1. Put chicken in pot and cover with water; boil until cooked. Take chicken out of water but keep the broth. When chicken is cool, shred.
2. Saute onion in butter. Put onion in pot and add carrots and potatoes. Add 3-4 cups of broth or enough to cover vegetables. Add bouillon cubes or soup base for flavor (I add 4 bouillon cubes). Bring to a boil and simmer until veggies are tender.
3. Mix flour with milk and add to soup. Soften cream cheese in microwave then add to soup in little pieces and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
all i can do is giggle. me, a book recommendation!!?? i have never been big reader. it makes me tired, i am slow, so it takes me forever to finish the book. but.... since we got rid of our cable, things have changed. i have been reading more and liking it. i just finished a really good book. which leads to my book review....
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright. a very good book about families, love, and forgiveness. it was a very fast read and has a twist. you can find it at Amazon, Deseret Book, Barnes and Noble (at this website you can read a synopsis), or check your local library, they just might carry it. me and my mom have been buying books and sharing them, she bought this one this time around.
give it a try, i dont think you will disappointed.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr.
Addie says she likes the pictures in this book. This book is a classic with wonderful illustrations and leaves the kids in suspense. it helps them learn their colors an animals as well. you can find this book at your local library and any book store.
anything with a Little Golden Book spine. especially the Rudolf one, that one has Santa, her newest infatuation.
Monday, January 26, 2009
what is your favorite fruit?
blueberries and then strawberries
what do you want to be when you grow up?
Friday, January 23, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
in addies words, now, shes stylin!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
speaking of country, lets talk a little music. i am a fan of all kinds of music. all genres, all types. but you all know that country is at the top of the list. the Lady Antebellum cd has been on repeat in our van since Christmas(my gift to mark). i love them, my new favorite country band. you may know them by hearing this song on the radio(if you listen to country music that is).
Saturday, January 17, 2009
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
i am not a plain oatmeal person. i usually eat it with berries, vanilla and milk. but this new recipe is so flavorful and yummy. i didnt think callie would like it, she devoured it. 2 bowls for her. addie gagged, story of her life. when she was younger, we used to think she was bulimic, kinda.:) anyway, thats another story.
forget the gagging part and make some
healthy good oatmeal for your family.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
addie heard this song this morning on
Sunday, January 11, 2009
remember this green fruit on my tree out back, well now it is bright yellow and ready for the picking. this is one of the goodness's of this icky, hot desert.
callie didnt like it so much. maybe its too tart or sour for her.... ya think. well i did add a little extra lemon juice, i like it extra tart.
she did however love having the princess castle and kitchen all to her little self.