PINK PAINTED LADY~"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass~it's about learning to dance in the rain"
PINK PAINTED LADY~
"I can do all things through Christ,who strengthens me"
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Fireside soup and a good movie
I don't remember where I got this recipe but I've had it a long time. It's unusually warm around here this weekend but it still sounded sooo good to me today.The name is definitely fitting,this would be great to have on a chilly fall evening in front of the fire.
4 Cups 2% milk 1 can cream of chicken or potato soup (either will work fine) 1 Cup frozen has brown potatoes(cubes) 2 TBSP each of finely chopped celery and onion 1 TBSP butter 1/2 tsp each of sage and thyme 3/4 Cup shredded cheddar 1/4 cup sour cream 3 pieces crispy cooked bacon chopped dash of salt and pepper
cook the celery and onion in butter till tender. add all other ingredients and bring to a low boil then simmer for about 15 min. Top with some sliced green onions and addtl cheese if you like. So rich and good, just plain comfort food. Just what the Dr ordered for me today!
I also pulled out one of my fave movies to watch around this time of year. It's a Hallmark movie (which are all so good)called "A Time to Remember".I guess it was on TV back in 2003 but I never saw it until I got the DVD at Target a couple years ago. It's a very touching story and worth watching.
I was thinking of heading to the pumpkin patch this weekend but I like to go when there is a bit more "chill" in the air.lol It just seems more like fall when it's not 80 degrees outside. The leaves are just starting to turn colors around here and it is just gorgeous. I just love this time of year!
The kids are starting to eye the costumes that they want and here is a pic of my 3 youngest boys and the middle ones oh so lovely and charming zombie costume.(on sale at CVS it was normally 19.99 and I got it for 13.99 with the 25% off sale and coupon.(love that CVS card!) You know I liked it better when they wanted be something cute like Pooh or Mickey Mouse.geesh.
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
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