Sunday, January 13, 2013
Resolution Keeping and A Snowman
The bare table in my kitchen has been driving me crazy so I sewed a table runner.
Isn't he cute? I got the idea from Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy . I had to make one snowman instead of two like she did because my table isn't very big in the kitchen. I also omitted the arms. I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I mentioned some time ago I would share my cream of broccoli soup recipe. Because it is not a real recipe but a concoction I just throw together, I will give you the general idea and I am sure if you choose to make it, it will be fine. I just cook frozen broccoli and baby carrots in chicken stock until tender. Sometimes, I use water flavored with chicken bouillon cubes(quite a few) to cook my veggies in instead. The result is saltier but that can be a good thing! I cook whatever veggies I would like. Sometimes I add potato cubes or cauliflower in the beginning and I almost always add frozen corn towards the end of the veggies cooking. When everything is done to your satisfaction, you can add half and half to taste. If you go this route, add a couple of pats of butter and you are done. It is a thinner soup, but very delicious. If you require a thicker soup, make a roux with 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons flour and slowly add 1 cup half and half. I like to add shredded cheese blend if I intend to thicken the soup. Add the thick cheesy goodness to your chicken broth based veggies and stir until thickened. Either way it is awesome. It is a great way to use up vegetables and I love that it is customizable for whomever you are feeding. My oldest only likes potatoes in it-which makes it cream of potato soup!
Our weather has been bizarre this last week. I feel that Easter should be around the corner with the balmy temperatures we have had! Maybe the madness will end and Winter will continue. I have some snow days to hope for! Take care. Nancy
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