Saturday, January 28, 2017

How about a bowl of soup?

My hubby loves Broccoli cheese soup, so when a recipe for broccoli cheese soup came across pinterest, I decided to try it out. But then I read all kinds of recipes and kinda just threw the basics together and came up with this version....
Of course my stupid albertsons did not have bread bowls, UGH, I hate that store but it is at the corner of my block and I am fighting with getting over my cold and did not want to drive across town to another store.
So I grabbed the ingredients and a loaf of french bread and whipped up a pot of soup, OH MY, it was soooooo good! And I served it with hot french bread which made it even more scrumptious!

Give it a whirl on a winters night, you won't be disappointed!

Broccoli Cheese Soup:


    • 1 tablespoon melted butter
    • 1/2 medium chopped onion
    • 1/4 cup melted butter
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 2 cups milk
    • 4 cups chicken stock or 1 32oz box
    • 3 cups fresh broccoli diced
    • 1 cup carrot, diced
    • 2 stalks celery diced
    • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
    • salt and pepper
    • crusty bread


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot butter until translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Whisk 1/4 cup melted butter and flour together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until flour loses it's granular texture, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk if necessary to keep the flour from burning, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Gradually pour milk into flour mixture while whisking constantly. Stir chicken stock into milk mixture.  Add broccoli, carrots, sauteed onion, and celery; and spices, simmer until vegetables are tender, I simmered for about 45 minutes, 
  4. Stir in cheddar cheese until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve in sourdough bread bowls, if you can find them at your store, top with some cheese and scallions. Or serve with french bread and butter!
  6. So warm and cozy and yummy!

AND I made another hat while I waited for my soup to cook! Well, it actually takes a couple days to finish a hat but I worked on it while the soup cooked!
It was made with Red Heart Waves Yarn, I loved the colors so I grabbed the yarn and made the slouchy beanie from the Red Heart website, it was easy and the wavy yarn makes the brim look all wavy and cool....Such a cute hat and soft and comfy too!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

On a roll!

Our mountains got covered from the last storm!

I made another scarf, I learned to add a decorative edge!

Hope you are keeping the winter blues away but staying busy!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

My second set!

I am really starting to crochet tension is great, I am not losing stitches.....
I followed along with Jayda for another set, hat and scarf. I used a black and green two tone yarn for the hat and the same yarn mixed with black for the scarf, because you use two yarns as one while making the scarf.....and I learned that my measure for my hat has to be 18 inches, my pink and gray is too big but I love it anyway...this one done in 18 inches fits much better! I just love them!!!!
If you would like to make your own, see Jayda's videos in my last posts, or search for her on you tube at jaydainstitches . Have fun and make something awesome today!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Hat!

I made the matching hat to go with my scarf!! I just love it! It is so warm and cozy to wear right now while it is cold and rainy!
I followed Jaydainstitches youtube was so fast and easy!! I also made a cute pom pom to go on top!!

You can make your own by watching Jayda!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rainy days and Yarn....

My view of the rain and clouds...
It has been cold and rainy here in the desert, I have been cooking soups and practicing my crochet and knitting, I followed some youtube videos and I found this one:

You can make a lovely little scarf in about 3 hours, just like mine! You use two yarns at the same time! I chose a light gray and a multi colored with pink and gray variations.
I was so happy to have something to show for my effort in one evening! It is not perfect as turning corners has me confused, but with more practice I think I will get it all figured out!

Hope you are enjoying the cold and staying warm by making soup and scarves!