Soup you can make on one foot!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

This is my current favorite soup.  I like that my kids can make it for me with a bit of instruction and I can do as little as necessary.

Potato Leek Soup

1 Leek
2 Onions
bit o' butter

1 box Vegetable Broth

Salt & Pepper
1/2 tsp Thyme

1 cup buttermilk  (make this using one cup milk with 1 tbsp. white vinegar.)
Instant mashed potatoes or dehydrated potato flakes.

Slice the leeks and onions, saute in a pan with butter till soft.  Pour in your vegetable broth, some salt and pepper, and the thyme. Shove in that buttermilk too. Enter the stick blender if you have one, whhizzz until everything is creamed.  If you don't have one, no worries, you have a chunky soup. 
Now add a few sprinkles of the potatoes.  Keep adding until it's a consistency you like.... if you go overboard add a bit of milk or water. 

Yummo, soup in 15 min.

Now in case you think I'm the only one cheating like this... check this out...
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/potato-leek-soup

Cast 2.0

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Well on Thursday I got my second cast on.  I went with a Iroquois Purple!  I haven't decided how I'm going to decorate it yet, but the ideas are starting to brew, and since I'm going to have it for SEVEN WEEKS I guess I have some time to come up with a plan.

Now did you know you can get "tattoo's" for your cast?  I can't make this stuff up.... check this out.
I think I will stick with something a bit more traditional... sharpies.

Plaster of Anguish

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Well I haven't written anything here for such a long time!!  Due to recent events you might be seeing more of me, I will try to make it as entertaining as possible.  The reason for my new found blog time?
Exhibit A:
Plaster of Pain
I know, soooo pretty.  That huge bulge in the plaster on the left would be my ankle.  In keeping with not wearing white after Labour Day (whatever!) ...
Exhibit B:

Cast yarn bombing
Maybe now nobody will notice.
Either way you are probably looking at 6 weeks of my ranting.  My apologies in advance!