Sunday, September 22, 2013

Porch

     I love my porch, the swing and my little pew. It needs a face lift bad!!! It took awhile to pick my colors.  I decided to stay with my birdhouse theme. I'll use dark green, sunflower yellow, paprika red, sand brown and black.
Right now the swing is , well lets say dull. so it needs a good paint job..lol I'll be getting paint tomorrow......

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Creamy Bacon Potato Soup

I made this for the first time last week, but it will now be the way I make it all the time. All the family loved it. There was none left!!!!!! So yes a keeper!!! My oldest daughter is rolling her eyes saying mom and her grease pot.....lol  Everyone have a wonderful day!!



Creamy Bacon Potato Soup

Ingredients

·         6 slices Thin Bacon, Cut Into 1-inch Pieces

·         1 whole Medium Onion, Diced

·         3 whole Carrots, Scrubbed Clean And Diced

·         3 stalks Celery, Diced

·         6 whole med Potatoes, Peeled And Diced (I used russets)

·         8 cups  Chicken Broth

·         3 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour

·         1 cup half and half (you could use milk)

·         1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste

·         Black Pepper To Taste

·         1 cup Grated Cheese Of Your Choice

 

Put your bacon pieces into a soup pot over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp and you got some good grease going. Remove the bacon from the pot and set it aside. Pour off some of the grease, but do not clean the pot. (I leave the grease, that's just the way I cook, you can never have to much bacon grease, I can see my oldest daughters face as I type :) Ok this is not a diet soup people, its called Bacon Potato Soup!!

Return the pot to medium-high heat and add the onions, carrots, and celery. Stir and cook for 2 minutes or so, then add the diced potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, add your salt, pepper.

Pour in the broth and bring it to a gentle boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are starting to get tender. Whisk together the flour and the half and half, then pour into the soup and allow the soup to cook for another 5 minutes.

Remove about 6 cups or so of the soup and blend in a blender/food process until completely smooth.(i put it in a bowl and used a hand mixer, worked fine). If you don't want any potato pieces then use about 1/2 or 3/4 of you soup. Pour it back into the soup pot and stir to combine. I then put in most of my bacon pieces because we like it with the bacon flavor added, you can leave it out if you like. Let it heat back up as you taste for seasonings, adding more of what it needs.

Serve in bowls with grated cheese and crisp bacon pieces on top.(if you didn't put them all back in your pot like me :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wash on Monday,Iron on Tues........

   I just never seem to fit in that mode anymore. For people who know me, they would say " I can see you doing that" but really with the way my life has been and working full time, that just can't happen. I always loved that saying and have put it to needle work many a time. But let me tell ya, Fridays are my day. This pretty fall air and breeze...clothes out on the line, bed clothes flapping in the wind, oh my that's my haven. I so much love the calmness of it all. Cooking steaks out on the grill tonight, and sitting on the swing under the trees, nothing better I don't think so....love my Fridays!!!!! What is your favorite day?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rain!!!

     I'm so glad we got rain today... the garden needed it and I just needed it to cool down. I'm drinking a cup of coffee before I head to work,. A coworkers hubby is in the hospital and I'm closing for her and working on some rearranging in the bakery. I had worked this morning and left early at 11 so I could come back by 6 and work on thru the night. I hope to get lots done..I changed my blog pic, it's a little large so I will downsize it later when I have more time.
     The ladies were making a lot of noise when I came in, I went to check it out and couldn't find a thing until I looked up. Yup you got it a hawk... the rooster made a noise and the ladies all went to the house..he stood at the door,. He didn't go in he just stood there waiting...now that's the man!!! I was there so I knew the hawk wouldn't come down, but he  didn't he was ready to fight if he had too. I love barnevelder chicks!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Change of Seasons


Our youngest daughter turns 18 this week, yes I am sad....but so proud of how she has become such a warm loving lady. Her coming into adulthood on the 6th brings me coming into (senior) on the 5th. at 55. Now I wasn't to sad about that until I realized that AARP has found me also. Now let me tell ya someone sending me all these things that are to help me, makes me feel older than dirt....I just think that  they should hold off sending anything until I ask them!!!!!!! Like in my 80's or later . AARP just sounds old, now for all the flack I'm going to get for this I'm sorry, I'm sure I will love everything they can do for me, but please give me a minute would you, to adjust to my hubby saying (hey honey you won't forget this one its on the speed limit signs) He loves me so !! My daughter saying hey mom we can get it cheaper just say how old you are, yes she loves me too. So as the day gets closer I am sure it will come and go like a breeze but let me tell ya if my sisters were here I would be doing a Thelma and Louise !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and for my little one turning 18 I hope she handles 55 better than me.........lol

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