There's always an excuse to leave the dishes, dusting, scrubbing and especially yard work for later. My favorite excuses are sewing, reading, cooking, and now decorating my new house with custom projects. Getting away from home in our new camper is also a great excuse -- although that's just another house to clean! Here's what's going on with me and my favorite hobbies.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We love soup. And I really like to try new soup recipes. On Friday, I made Chipotle Chicken and Tomato Soup from my new Cooking Light cookbook (Pictured here). Go easy on the Chipotle in Adobo -- they are really hot!
On Saturday, the kids were home, with their "significant others," so I made two soups because my son doesn't like sea food. I made Crab Bisque (my own recipe) and Broccoli Cheddar Cheese from my Is it Soup Yet? cookbook. First time I tried this one -- a very basic, simple recipe. Both soups were a big hit.
Last night (Tuesday) I tried a recipe for Beef-Barley Soup from Cooking Light that I've had my eye on for a while. It turned out very tasty. I used lean stew meat, chopped really small. I also left out the bay leaf and put in some oregano and parsley. I added more barley that it called for, but still didn't seem like enough. (I also added about a cup extra of beef broth.)