Saturday, December 8, 2012

Finally... Are you ready?


I think I have finally figured out the look I want for my blog during the next couple of weeks and maybe a month or two.  :0)

Only 16 days until Christmas.

Are you ready?

I have a hardy soup recipe to share with you this evening.  I made this soup the other day and it was delicious.  I didn't use a recipe, just threw it together, remembering some of the recipe from the past and then changing it up a bit.

Potato Soup
3 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
7 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 poblano pepper chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 15 oz. cans chicken broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 3/4 milk with 1/8 cup flour (for thickener)
6 pieces bacon, fried and chopped or crumbled

rinse vegetables, peel and cut/chop.  Heat olive oil of in large dutch oven, when oil is hot add all the vegetables and saute until the onion begin to get translucent.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add the broth and cook until the potatoes and carrots are tender.  Add the buttermilk and the thickener, stir well and cook until soup has thickened up.   While the soup is cooking, fry your bacon and chop/crumble, add the bacon to the soup in the last 5 minutes of cooking (or can add after soup is dipped into bowls).   This goes well with cornbread or crackers.

If you have been with me for very long you know I like a frugal find.  :0)

Here is a frugal find, I found this week.  I got all of these items for $5 and some change.   Everything, except for the snowmen ornaments was 1/2 price, including a book that is not pictured. 

2 inspirational angels
6 snowmen ornaments
4 coaster and trivet set (poinsettias and cardinals)
1 fiction book

The angels will fit in with my decor, the snowmen ornaments will be used as gift embellishments, the coasters and trivet have already been in use and the book is started.  :0)

That's all I have for now.

Until we meet again,
God bless and keep you!


Beauty of Giving