Thursday, December 15, 2011

Comfort Food and Comfy Blanky

Inspired once again by the Pioneer Woman and by my bestie, Jenn's runny nose, I set out yesterday to make a nummy chicken soup. I didn't stick very closely to her recipe, though. I used the bones of the recipe, but it seemed a bit... bland to me. So, I started out with some bacon grease (always a good thing), sauteed the onions and celery, removed the veggies, then browned the outside of the chicken before adding back veggies, stock, and seasonings. I pulled out more than half of the soup for Oscar because he doesn't care for any sort of pasta, but if I'm gonna slurp chicken soup, it better have noodles in it:). So, I added a bag of No Yolks noodles to my half of the soup. Ok, so I like a lot of noodles. I never claimed to be anything other than a complete carb addict :P. Here's a gander at the finished product.

Trust me, it was as good as it looks:). I'll be making this when my family all gets together at my Dad's place for New Year's.

I spent most of the evening working on a crocheted blanket that I've been working on FOREVER. No, really. FOREVER.
I started it as a baby gift for my niece, Sara when she was pregant with her son... Who is now almost 3. Baby #2 is on the way now, so I am hoping to finish the blanket before this new little one starts kindergarten!  Kidding... I think. This is what it looked like a few months ago. It's much bigger now, but I've still got a way to go. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...

Now, if I can just get the last of my Christmas gifts purchased tomorrow and start the wrapping process so that we'll be all ready for the Big Day!!!

Merry Christmas!!!