What's that chop, chop, chop she keeps typing in I can hear you saying? Well as I write this post I am cooking one of the recipes from this cookbook. It's a soup that I created years ago on the day of the great blizzard here. It's been a family favorite since then. Chop, chop, chop. It's very hearty and healthy and wonderful on a cold, cold and snowy day. I hope you'll try it.
Blizzard Bean Soup
In a large pot brown 1 pound of lean ground beef in small pieces. Add:
1 can beef broth
4 cups of water
Season well with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
After veggies are cooked add:
2 handfuls of broken up spaghetti (2 inch pieces)
1 can of kidney beans
Simmer 10 more minutes and serve. Do not over cook as spaghetti will get mushy. Make sure to season well. Great with cheese toast or corn muffins.
Today I got a package in the mail from Terri over at homeatlastfarm. I was the lucky recipient of her recent give-away. Terri is so sweet and I hope you will hop over to her blog real soon and say Hi. I could hardly wait to open it because I had no idea what it was. Oh my gosh! Terri you outdid yourself. I loved every single thing and it was all so me. She sent a gorgeous vintage hankie with pink flowers and bow, the sweetest little calendar, Do-Jiggies, Mary Engelbreit stickers, wonderful flavored teas, a thank you very much badge, and ta-dahhhh......a beautiful book entiled "Antiquing Weekends". 52 excursions across America. It's the ultimate guide to shops, shows, museums and places to stay. Be still my heart! She also included a beautiful card. The card was a teapot full of spring flowers and she had written the sweetest note. She said " she always has these brilliant ideas about what to send and then panics, thinking the recipient won't like what was sent. Please know that it was sent with all good thoughts and packed with the best wishes." Isn't that the sweetest sentiment? Terri I adored everything you sent. Thank you, thank you. I cannot wait to sit down and go thru that book.
The amaryllis opened yesterday. I had been wondering with great anticipation what color it was going to be. Look at this! Isn't that the most gorgeous red you have ever seen? Today was a good day and I hope yours was too.