Biscuits

Found this recipe on Pinterest (food.com). With soup must come biscuits or buns. I was out of eggs and my butter was in the fridge cold so I searched for a specific recipe and came up with this. Yet another Pinterest win. They were flaky and light. I think the key is not handling them too much.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I used 1/2)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2/3 cup milk
  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Put oil in measuring cup and add milk. Do not stir.
  3. Add to dry ingredients.
  4. Mix lightly to moisten ingredients and knead gently to form ball.
  5. Flour board and roll out 1/2 inch thick, I always use an upside down wine glass to cut my biscuits (Newfie thing?)
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 20 minutes.
  7. Devour with butter 🙂

Soup’s On

Winter warmers: fuzzy socks, warm blankets, family cuddles, hot chocolate (coffee for mama) and of course ….soup!! Soup is a great way to get lots of veggies into your kiddies, often times without them even noticing.

Today is cold, I have no where to be and I want soup. I’ve been pinning soup recipes and perusing some of my old cookbooks. Today’s version is super lazy but I have a stash of carnation milk in my cupboard that needs to be used up (only ever used for my mom’s tea and fudge). Pretty simple. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Here’s the recipe courtesy of http://www.gimmesomeoven.com:

Broccoli Cheese Soup

3 cups chicken or vegetable stock          2 cups chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen)

1 cup white onion diced (1 small)           2 cups shredded cheese (sharper the better)

1 can of evaporated milk

salt and pepper to taste

Stir together stock, diced onion and broccoli in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it comes to a low boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue boiling for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are tender. Stir in the evaporated milk and continue cooking for 3 minutes or until the mixture returns to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese until melted. Add salt and pepper (or other spices if you wish)

Our spoons are ready……….

UPDATE: Supper’s over and it was DE-LISH the only additions I would make would be to mince broccoli in a food processor or chopper so that its smaller and I added a bit of flour (whisked flour and water in a bowl and added about a cup to the soup) as I prefer it thicker. mmm!! It made enough for the four of us (C3 had three small bowls) and enough left over for a hearty lunch for daddy.

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Detox

I love sugar. I’ve let you in on this secret before. I have a fierce sweet tooth. Today, with C gone back to work and C1 at school I am getting back into routine. The day started off with no sugar in my coffee, I baked zero cookies today that required a taste test and have steered clear of the goody cupboard stuffed with holiday chocolate. It is almost 3 PM which is my danger zone. Here’s hoping some David’s Tea and arrowroots will curb it!!!

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Taking Stock :: January 2015

Making: piles to donate
Drinking: water
Reading: Today’s Parent
Wanting: my house to clean itself
Looking: at Christmas decorations to be put away
Playing: with a lot of puzzles
Wishing: my mom could swing by for supper….she’s in Thailand
Enjoying: the smiles of the happiest baby I have ever seen
Waiting: for everyone to be back to good health
Liking: the plaid blanket scarves that are in style this year
Wondering: who C3 is going to look like
Loving: having Daddy home every day this holiday
Hoping: one bout of sickness is all our house will get this season
Marveling: at how fast this babe is growing
Needing: pants, jeans…..not leggings or skinny tights…just normal pants!
Smelling: stinky toots (good thing this babe is so cute)
Wearing: new Christmas comfies
Following: new Pinterest friends
Noticing: grey hairs
Thinking: as usual, how lucky we are
Bookmarking: winter toddler activities
Opening: new undies and socks
Feeling: heavy, need to get some weight off
Thankful: for awesome family to care for us while sick (thanks Nanny)