Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend Baking/Cooking

MMMM Potato Soup and Cookies!!
I thought I had this recipe posted somewhere, bc you know I make everything different from what the recipe says....
You should be able to click the link above-if not I posted the recipe in its entirety below.
I fry some bacon in Olive oil, about 1/2-1 lb. 

Add in the broth

Toss in the potatoes and season. Cover and simmer til potatoes are tender (15-20 mins)
Once cooked, add the milk.
Then I use a potato masher and mash up some of the potatoes, but not all bc we like chunks.

Yeah it's THIS good...Not much left when we make it.

Potato Soup Recipe
Campbells Creamy Irish Potato Soup

2 Tablespoons of Butter  I don't use this

4 medium green onions, sliced (about 1/2 cup)  I don't use this

1 stalk celery, sliced (about 1/2 cup)  I don't use this either

***I fry bacon in Olive Oil instead, then continue with the directions

1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth  we use boullion cubes

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 medium potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick (about 3 cups)

1 1/2 cups milk

***In reality, we use 5 chicken boullion cubes, to 4 cups of water and we ALWAYS use RED's a must or I won't make it. And we use a 5 lb bag lol.

1.Heat the butter in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and celery and cook until they're tender.

2.Stir the broth, black pepper and potatoes in the saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

3.Place half of the broth mixture and half of the milk in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Repeat with the remaining broth mixture and remaining milk. Return to the saucepan and heat through.

Q was so upset he didn't even eat them.
(He chose this recipe)
To be honest I think it was the one on the back of the Peanut Butter Baking Chips bag
 but it was so long ago I could be wrong...

This was my choice.
The recipe on the back of this bag....I didn't use it.
I used the Nestle's toll house morsels bag and I just used these baking chips in place of the chocolate chips.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Winter in Cleveland

There really hasn't been much snow here and it is now going into March...
So I figured I would post what we did get...
Which wasn't much to write home about.

My Downtown view.
Well not so much anymore tho =)

The trek to my car.

Now so you know this is not my plant...well it is my plant, but it's not my house...(gave away baby plants)
You know who you are lady....tisk, tisk...

Love how the glittery snow showed up.

Monday, March 5, 2012


I was going thru my candles one day and thought-hmmm
I wonder if I can still buy Party Light products somewhere...
Sure enough you can!

I got these cute little snowmen on clearance.
      (Bc I would not have paid FULL price for them that's for sure haha)
    I like snowmen so I figure I can use them all year, it's all good.

I also got some of the wax Melts to use in Apple, Strawberry-rhubarb and Mulberry

Who puts ears on Snowmen, REALLY??

The pic online made this little guy look like a decent size...

Hes like 4 inches high hahaha