Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

I kept this tinsel tree out when I put away my Christmas decorations because I thought it might be cute for Valentine's Day. Unfortunately, I now have to find a place to store it.

Happy Valentine's Day
Kiss...kiss...make a wish!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Won't You Be My Valentine?

I love red...and Valentine's Day is a holiday that has my name written all over it. Any excuse to decorate a little.

Today I am going to finish sewing an apron for the new book "More Retro Aprons". I will give you a sneak peak soon.

Have a great day
Bye for now

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Leanne
I can't believe it...but today is my older daughter's 26th birthday. How can this be? The time has gone by so quickly.
It seems like only yesterday she was here playing with She-ra, My Little Pony and Rainbow Brite.
Now she lives in LA and will be starting law school in the fall. She is a wonderful daughter; full of joy and laughter.
Leanne, you are my sunshine!
Love you,

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Rainy Day Soup

This is the chicken soup the Holly Holderman mentioned in her blog on January 28th. She asked for the recipe so here it is. It was such a treat to have Holly and Penny visit. I got this recipe from my friend Judy. She is a fabulous cook. She calls it Chicken Chili but I don't really like that name. I think of chili as being red and thick with red beans and lots of chili powder. So lets think of a new name for this delicious soup. 2 lb. chicken breast cooked and shreaded
4 cans Navy beans (rinsed) use White beans if you can't find Navy beans
1 T. olive oil
2 med. onions chopped (I always use sweet onions)
4 cloves garlic finely chopped
8 oz. can chopped green chilis
2 t. cumin
1 ½ t. oregano
¼ t. clove
¼ t. cayenne
6 c. chicken stock
3 c. shreded jack cheese (reserve 1 cup)

Saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil. Add everything else and simmer for a couple of hours.

Top with some or all of the items listed below:
chopped cilantro, green onions & tomatos
sour cream
avocado slices
reserved cheese
tortilla strips

These toppings are great because the soup is pretty beige without them. And each person can customize the soup to their own taste.
Bye for now