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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Soup's On!

Cooler weather means soup, and lots of it!  This weekend I used up some groceries I didn't want to go to waste to make a HUGE pot of soup.  This is a VERY versatile recipe that you can tweak depending on your taste buds or whatever veggies you have left hanging around that you need to use up.

           Garbage Soup "Outline"
  • onions
  • fat of your choice: butter, EVOO, Earth Balance Buttery Spread (non-dairy)
  • broth of your choice: beef, chicken, or veggie
  • tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Veggies

This soup will take whatever you throw at it!  This time around I used diced potatoes, shredded cabbage, sliced carrots, a mix of minced and sliced onions, and organic crushed tomatoes with basil.  Next time I think I will try it with zucchini, squash, corn, and french style green beans added in!  You cook your onions until tender in the fat of your choice and then add in all other ingredients.  Add enough water to cover all ingredients by about 1"and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and add seasoning.  Simmer for approx 2 hours.  And Enjoy!

What is your favorite soup recipe? 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

testing, testing, 1...2...3....

is this thing turned on?  can anybody hear me?  welcome to my little corner of cyberspace.  pull up a chair, prop up your feet and stay a while.  just know that i am new to this whole blogging thing, and i am actually a pretty private person in real life.  but, i have been a lurker on many a blog for a while now, and have found information, inspiration, comfort, laughs, and friendship there.  so....I have decided to start sharing my family's adventures as we live life by following God wherever He leads us.  

so that you can get to know me i'll share some things i LOVE --

bodies of water - running rivers, crashing ocean waves
being a mom  (it is the hardest and most amazing job i have ever had!)
burning candles
a cup of tea
coffee (just not black - blech! although i am trying to give up coffee drink it sparingly)
road trips of any sort - destinations are irrelevant, it is the journey i enjoy!
warm rain
storms: thunder and lightening 
long "Calgon take me away" baths
hot showers
hiking in the woods
impressionist art -style more than subject matter
sincere friends
learning something new
fresh flowers
being outside in nature
the Spanish language

And some things I really do NOT like --

winter  (exceptions: snow angels and hot cocoa after playing in the snow with my son)
cold rain
lack of self-control (in myself or others)
driving in hard rain or dense fog
guilt! (I am a recovering guilt-a-holic - admitting you have a problem is the FIRST step! ;)

feel free to ask a question or share something about yourself.  i would love to get to know you.

hasta pronto,


    i love to see the trees change color and play in piles of leaves!
    even if it does mean winter is coming