It has been windy and chilly for the last several days, so I decided this would be a good time to make some soup. Brian is out-of-town this week and since he doesn’t think soup is a “meal”, this is good time to make some. Golden Potato has become a favorite with the kids and I so that is on today’s menu. This recipe came from Marge at allrecipes.com – my favorite site to recipes.
Golden Potato Soup
- 3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 cube chicken bouillon
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups shredded American cheese
- 1 cup chopped ham
- In a large stock pot add potatoes, celery, onion, chicken bouillon, water and parsley flakes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until vegetables become tender.
- In a separate bowl mix flour and milk. Once it is well blended, add to soup mixture and cook until soup becomes thick.
- Stir in cheese, cooked ham or hamburger and simmer until cheese is melted.
I am going to serve with fresh biscuits and a green salad. Soon I would like to learn to make bread bowls. I think this would be awesome in a bread bowl!
I hope you enjoy the recipe & have a great day!
In an attempt to make our mornings go smoother, I decided I needed to start the night before. I have always been one to try to get the kids clothes laid out the night before, but I decided to make a list of 5 things I MUST DO each evening before I go to bed. As I contemplated my 5 things, I realized that I could only narrow it down to 6 things. So here is my list of 6 things I plan to have done each night before bed for the next 30 days.
- Dishes done
- Lunches made
- Breakfast planned/made & table set
- Backpacks ready
- Clothes laid out
- Bible read
Most of these things I try to have done anyway, but planning breakfast & setting the table the night before are something new I’m trying. It worked pretty well this morning & I am going to commit to doing it for 30 days.
I am supposed to take it easy and stay off my feet for a couple of days, so I decided to try a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. Make some natural body wash.
This project turned out to be incredibly easy (& I could do most of it sitting down) and only takes 2 ingredients.
- 1 bar castile soap
- 6 cups water
Other Equipment You’ll Need:
- vegetable grater
- large sauce pan
- Take your bar of soap and shred it using your vegetable grater. I chose Kirk’s plain castile soap, but I think you can get lavender & peppermint also. Next time I think I’ll add some essential oils for some nice fragrance.
- Heat the water until it is almost boiling; then add the soap flakes.
- Stir the mixture. The soap flakes should start to melt. Remove from heat and let sit for an hour or so. By this time the flakes should be melted.
- You’re done! Let cool & pour into containers.
NOTE: If you’ve used Dr. Bronner’s soap, you know that it is pretty runny. This recipe is also. If you don’t like the runny consistency, you might want to us it in a foaming hand soap container. Simply fill the container half full with this mixture, then add water to fill completely. I am going to try this as soon as one of our foaming hand soap containers is empty.
Thanks Life Blessons for a great idea!
Give this a try & enjoy your body wash!