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- U.S. Senate Bean Soup
- Vegetable Soup (w/ and w/out beef)
- Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup
- White Chicken Chili
- Creamy Carrot Soup
- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- Potage Sainte-Germain (the Magic Pan's pea soup--remember that crepe place!)
- Chile Verde (no beans, very meaty)
- Baked Potato Soup
- Black Bean Soup
- Toscana Soup (Macaroni Grill)
On Tuesday the 22nd, six friends are coming over for 3 - 4 hours of soup making and lunch. I put together this list of possibilities taken straight from the recipes I gathered into a series of Excel worksheets a few years ago.
17 January 2013
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09 January 2013
Stumbled onto an article in the Washington Post by Monica Hesse. Schoolhouse Rock is 40 today. Roadtrip! Instantly, along the neural pathways of my aging brain. My kids watched these short films and learned.
Obviously we missed the DC performance, but iTunes has the downloads and Amazon has the full collection--46 songs--available on a 30th (???, dated 2010) Anniversary DVD.
Whether for your own trip down memory lane or as a learning tool for your kids, this ROCKS!
07 January 2013
Did anyone else love the Frasier riff, Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs?
Puzzling lyrics, but catchy.
Hey baby, I hear the blues a-callin',
Tossed salad and scrambled eggs
Mercy (alt: Quite stylish.)
And maybe I seem a bit confused,
Yeah maybe, but I got you pegged!
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!
But I don't know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs.
They're callin' again.
Back to the subject at hand. We had the best salad as part of tonight's dinner:
Romaine, finely julienned
Green grapes, halved
Sweet onions, diced
Braeburn apple, seeded and diced
Carrot, peeled and sliced
Swiss cheese, diced
Aged white cheddar cheese, diced
Roasted, salted almonds
Wait for it... tah-dah:
Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing. One of the best fruit dressings.
06 January 2013
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05 January 2013
DM finally shook the flu for the last day of their Camp Pendleton visit.
We're headed to Colorado soon to visit DM's family--the lovely MK and our Beautiful Girls. We last saw them just before Halloween in Ft. Collins. We'll arrive between Noël's 3rd birthday and Kristina's 5th. There will be cake! And presents...
They've been in the San Diego area since just after Christmas with American friends they made in Slovakia.
DM was sick on arrival with a nasty cold and flu, but his girls frolicked and played in the seaside cove just outside their beach rental. LG especially enjoyed interacting with sea life--starfish, crabs... There were rocks to climb and friends to enjoy. We had a few opportunities to visit via Apple's FaceTime, which pleased us greatly and made it all real.
04 January 2013
03 January 2013
The milk chocolate Christmas Peepsters were Yummy! I only ate 2...
02 January 2013
One whole chicken breast was plenty for the two of us, although the quantity of Beurre Blanc this recipe makes easily stretches to four servings.
Love finding something semi-prepared that inspires me, and we had all the ingredients on-hand.
Perfect start to an evening at home--rounded out by watching and catching up on BBC's second season of the The Hour.