See you later alligators!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
See you later alligators!
Monday, December 24, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Promised I would post the Tortilla Soup recipe...don't be put off by the long list of ingredients ..it is WONDERFUL!!!
2 - 49 ounce cans chicken broth
3 frozen chicken breast halves-(cook alone in water for 20 minutes and
chop in small bite size pieces)
3/4 cups uncooked long grain rice
1/2 large yellow onion chopped fine
1 small red bell pepper diced
14 ounce diced tomatoes
8 ounce whole kernel corn
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 clove garlic minced
cheddar cheese grated
green onions chopped
2 tablespoons peppercorns and about 3 to 4 tablespoons celery leaves
In a LARGE pot put both cans of chicken broth, uncooked rice, onion and red
bell pepper. Put 2 tablespoons peppercorn and celery leaves in a tea ball and put in the broth. You can also tie it up in some cheese cloth if you don't have a tea ball. Cook for 25 minutes. Add tomatoes, chicken that has been cooked, corn all herbs, and 1/2 of the cilantro that you chopped. Simmer again for approximately 20 minutes. Add rest of the cilantro and cook another 5 minutes. Best served in a mug. Crumble a handful of tortilla chips in bottom of mug, sprinkle cheese on top (we like a lot of cheese :-) ), put some chopped green onions on top of the cheese than ladle hot soup on top. YUMMMMMMY!
Look what I found!! I was at Target yesterday finishing up some stocking stuffer shopping and look what ended up in my cart! Just couldn't resist....and 50% off, what a deal! I love TARGET :-)! ........and then a buddy of mine, knowing how much I love stars brought me these ! Love them!! Hope every ones week is going well, and all your Christmas plans are coming together. Later gators!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Yesterday I met my friend Lani at Quilt N Things in Montrose, then lunch and shopping at our favorite country store, Country Classics. Love this place. They have a wonderful selection of vintage looking Christmas and all kinds of wonderful furniture pieces and accessories. The shop is decorated as cute as can be. We asked to take pictures inside, but they would rather we didn't do that so here's their store front. You can click on the picture for a bigger view! I had to have this barn star, it fits perfectly above this window I have. I had a nail there forever. I couldn't believe
when I hung it up how well it fit! Then there were these really cute dish towels and a fun Merry Christmas sign.........but my very favorite thing was this tree runner that Lani made for me.
Definitely felt like winter today. Nice and cold and a good day to make a pot of soup. A friend gave me a really great recipe for Tortilla
Soup. We wait all year for the cold weather to come, just so we can make this soup. You crunch a bunch of tortilla chips in the bottom of your bowl, put cheese on top of the chips and then pour the hot soup over the top......yummy, and enough left over to last a few days!
Off to do some lurking and then get to bed. Hope everyone has a great week. See you later alligators!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
wait till Christmas! Thank you Anne.
Not much new to report on. I've gotten a little more shopping done, and tomorrow I will be out bright and early to hopefully get close to being done!
We will decorate the live tree and get some baking done, or some dipping of the
pretzel sticks thanks to Sharon's tutorial :-)!
Seems like forever since I've worked on a quilt.....think that's something I will put on my to do list for the next few days...good for the soul!
See you later alligators!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Jeanne of luv2stitch blog fame!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Then more good news for our family. My mother-in-law is a 11 year breast cancer survivor and she just had her yearly check and she is still cancer free, so some more exciting news!
And then when I check my email tonight I found out that I had won 30's charm squares from Vickie!! I'm starting to think I might want to go buy a lottery ticket or something! This will be a busy fun week. Tuesday I will be doing a happy dance, because I will be spending the day Christmas shopping (might have to do some grandma and auntie shopping) with my daughter and then she got us tickets to see the Nutcracker. I can't wait. Wednesday morning bright and early I will be drawing for the Christmas quilt raffle. I have the names all ready to go, but there is still time to enter.
I have gotten a little more decorating done. Fun to pull out things that you have kind of forgotten about. The box the snowman is sitting on goes with the feather tree...the drawers have cute little primitive ornaments in them and you decorate the tree to count down the days till Christmas, all sitting on top of the quilt Carol gave me.
I am feeling very grateful for all the good news. Life can just change so quickly, and we all have to deal with the ups and downs. Having family and friends to share it all with makes it that much more wonderful! Happy second week of December. Later gators :-)!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
The quilt here belong to Delores. She flipped the corners over to show what she has going on on the
Sunday, December 2, 2007
What a great weekend. Yesterday was a work day for me. Doe and Sharon came by for a visit. We don't see much of Doe, she is working way too much. Lots of gabbing and laughing of course. Sharon brought me the most yum, yum, yummy cookies (and look at the cute bowl)!! Dark chocolate stars with white sprinkles, oh my word. The box of cookies was rather large, but have to say now there are only a handful left....I see a trip to Trader Joe's in my future.
Saturday night my sons dog spent the night. The kids had a fancy, smancy dinner to go to for his work. Today I decided to get a little Christmas decorating done, or should I say start decorating. I am so behind. Nice that I had such a good helper! If Santa needs a backup reindeer I know who he can call! I can't beleive how she sat still