Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone can get along this Thanksgiving!
I miss getting together with family but we have grown up kids and they have their own families to deal with. So, I found this picture, it reminds of my mom, Bewitched was one of her favorite shows.
Try to be happy where ever you are and with who ever you are with, 
life is too short for any other nonsense!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Good Soup recipe for fall...Y'all!


This is a recipe I have been coming across on pinterest, I viewed
recipe and went with it, but changed some things, I gotta have carrots in a chicken pot pie recipe and some people have to put peas, but I can't put peas in mine, Hubby won't go for that!

I have to tell you this soup is so easy to make and tastes just like Chicken Pot Pie!

I  added more chicken broth as it did not look to be enough soup, so here is my version adapted from, she has a great blog so check hers out as well....


2 cups chopped cooked chicken
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 onion chopped fine
3 celery stalks diced
2 carrots diced
1 broccoli head chopped
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 package pillsbury pie crust - you are going to use one crust so take it out to thaw.

In a large pot melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions, celery, carrots, broccoli. 
Cook until softened, about 5-10 minutes.
Sprinkle flour on and stir until flour is mixed in and no longer white, about 2 minutes.
Slowly and I mean slowly stir in the Broth, Cream, and Milk. keeping the mix at a low boil, stir in cheese, stir constantly. This helps thicken the soup. Turn heat to simmer and add s&p and chicken, cover and simmer while you bake the crusts.
Unroll the pie crust and using a pastry cutter or a knife or a pizza cutter, cut your dough into 1/2 inch wide strips and then cut into about 2 inch long pieces. Bake on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper for 5-10 minute at 450* just until lightly browned.

To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with some of the crust pieces! Heaven in a bowl I tell ya!!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Exercise, Photos and Quotes

 I had to move my treadmill into the house (was in garage) so we can store the boat in our 1 car garage and the racecar stuff in the big new garage. I wanted to make it feel like I had my own little exercise room. I moved out a bookcase and moved my dresser so I would have this corner open. I looked online at various home exercise areas and they all seemed to have mirrors and bulletin boards. I also printed out some of my favorite photos into black and white and framed them, I then cut a quote out of vinyl on my new cricut machine, I have various music lyric printed out all over my house so this had to be one too, I chose "Every picture tells a story by Rod Stewart, it is a great song and seemed to fit right over my photos! I love how it turned out! Will make my 3 miles a night a little more enjoyable. I still need one more quote over my board of inspiration...

I printed out inspirational quotes to keep me going

It's a tight fit but it works and I am happy to be able to exercise indoors
Here are the pictures I chose:
The linq's High Roller, I have ridden on this, fun!

Me, in Scandinavia, yeah I still can't believe I went there!!

I caught this cruise ship following ours, love this shot!

My hubby and I drove up pacific coast highway and I took this shot when we got to a pier for lunch
Hope everything is running smoothly for you, I have had some bumps and stresses during this transition of moving our office and shop back to our home, but I think by next month I will be settled in nicely....enjoy your weekend!