(Sinful Soup recipe is at the bottom of this post, for those of you here from Pintrest.)
When I get a case of the down in the dumpies, I create. I have adventures. I live life to the best of my ability. It’s part therapy, part link to the real world so I don’t need a pretty white jacket with long sleeves and buckles.
I’ve been struggling still from losing the last pregnancy, and it’s taken my horror-moans a while to come back to zen. So what is a girl to do while she’s still feeling sad?
She tries her best to stay busy.
And today I’m going to give you an inside peek to the busy things I did- places, crafts and things that generally amuse me, in a “Best of Charlie’s life over the last month” montage, sans the cheesy 80′s soundtrack. It gets interesting because I am completely attention deficit, therefore it goes lots of random places.
So hang on to your hats, kids! Here we go!
It would have been more fitting if the statue was a squirrel. We have lots of those.
I saw Amy Grant in concert. I owned all her albums as a kid and teen, so it was pretty awesome.
She looks exactly the same as she did 20 years ago, but with better less-90′s hair.
I DID NOT turn invisible. Which was disappointing. (Oh how I love LOTR)
I wish I had a dyson hand dryer. Those things are bad to the bone. But only if it comes in lilac.
I have a few extra breadmakers here, so I think it’s going to be my new vice. It was fun to make.
I found a ribbon with “Tardis blue” on it, and made my Doctor Who loving friend a nookie jar.
(Nookie Jar: During the first year you are married, you put a dollar in every time you… nookie. Then on your first anniversary, you will probably be able to go to Paris with the cash. Or at least see a broadway show in New York flying first class. After the first year, you can probably get McDonalds a time or 2. Once you have kids, you can see exactly how many times your little darlings slept through the night. )
I also made a batch of SINFUL SOUP. This is not for the folks watching calories, but it is SOOOOOOO worth it.
To make Sinful Soup, you need:
1 bag of yukon gold potatoes (I prefer to peel them. Labor intensive, but makes the soup smoother.)
1 quart of half and half (You could substitute with plain milk, but why would you?)
1 half quart of heavy whipping cream
3 sticks of salted butter (the real stuff. Country Crock will not cut it here.)
1 block of Velveeta Cheese
6 slices of cooked bacon
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
Here’s how you do it.
Cube peeled potatoes into smaller chunks, then boil until tender (usually took around 20 minutes or so), then drain water.
Slice up 3 sticks of butter and throw it in the pot.
Cut your velveeta into smaller chunks, then throw that in the pot too, along with the garlic.
Stir until cheese and butter get melty.
Once it gets easy to stir, toss in your 6 slices of bacon (broken into bits if you like), then add the whole quart of half and half.
Get out your stick blender…
(if you don’t have one of these, I HIGHLY suggest you go to the walmarts and purchase one.
We got ours for 19.99 and it’s worth every penny.)
THEN GIVE IT A TASTE TEST.
You might require several spoonfuls in order to make sure it’s perfect. Or a bowl or 2. Then hide a bowl or 2 of it where your family can’t find it. For taste testing later. Because once people take a bite of this soup, it will be devoured. FAST.
Sinful soup also freezes like a champ. I put several individual servings into tupperware (does anyone else still call it that?) and throw them in the freezer. Then I nuke it for 3 minutes and it tastes just as great as when it was just made.
You will never want to eat any other kind of potato soup again.
Just so I’ve given you fair warning.
So there you have it. The most interesting things I’ve done lately.
Now I’ve got to go fold laundry, which is not interesting IN. THE. LEAST.
Oh the glamorous life I lead…