Now that the temperatures are cooling I can’t get enough soup. Are you experiencing this feeling too? Normally soup just doesn’t do it for me because it doesn’t seem to fill me up. On a cold fall or winter evening though, there isn’t anything better than a delicious bowl of homemade soup to warm your tummy and your toes. The chunkier the better.
I don’t go to a gym to exercise. It isn’t something I enjoy doing but I suppose most people don’t really like to exercise either. Who wants to get all sweaty, sore and take precious time out of their day to make it to the gym? Not me but I’m not really concerned about it because there is another activity that I do sometimes two or three times a week that helps me to get the exercise I need. Going to the grocery store, friends. It is a workout in itself.
Okay, folks. It is fall and that means soup time. Do you have a lot of soup during the cold weather months at your house like we do? I love soup so much but I worry that sometimes eating too much of it will add a few extra pounds that I really don’t need at this point in my life. One bowl is never enough! To satisfy my love for soup but keep the pounds at bay, I make a big pot of Hamburger Soup a few times a month. If you haven’t tried this fool-proof recipe, you really need to.
I know this is not a cellphone. It looks complicated, doesn’t it? If you are under the age of 20, you probably have no idea what this is and what it is used for. Now that I really look at it, if I were viewing at it for the first time too I might think it resembled some sort of torture device. This is a 35 mm camera which used to be the only way you could get a professional looking picture. Your cellphone contains a digital camera that is just as good as this archaic piece of metal and let you take great pictures. Thanks heavens because these old things were super heavy and bulky to carry around every where.
Everybody has a favorite dish that they not only enjoy making but they also love to eat. It is a dish that you can make a few times a month and never get tired of. You have one, right? You can make it any time of the year and it always has the same affect on you. You take a bite, close your eyes and slowly chew and swallow the contents – enjoying how wonderful it tastes going down. Mine is Potato Soup.
Nine months ago I was planning a trip out west to help my son and his wife with their little ones while they went to the hospital to have their 3rd baby. Was I beyond excited? Yes! Was I ready to go? Not really. There was so much I would need to do to be ready to take care of their two older children ages 4 and 1 1/2 so I knew I needed to be prepared. I knew that from minute to minute my attention would be pulled from one thing to another so I needed something that would help me to hold their attention and corral them when I needed to. How was I going to do it? With a playlist.
Did you know that National Buttermilk Biscuit Day is May 14th? I for one am excited about this special day but since today is October 5th and I am ready for some biscuits now, I am not waiting to celebrate. I don’t think that I have ever heard of anyone saying that they don’t love Buttermilk Biscuits but I suppose there might be one person on the planet who doesn’t. If there is, it’s probably someone that I could not be friends with. Buttery, flaky and hearty all at the same time, Buttermilk Biscuits are part of any old fashioned or southern home cooked family meal.
One of the cool things about being a grandparent is that you get an opportunity to redo, undo or make right the things you messed up when you were raising their parents. If I were a brave person I would ask my kiddos what they think I messed up or where I went wrong when I was raising them but because I am happy with our relationships the way they are right now, I’m going to keep my yapper shut.
What do your grand kids know about you? I have been thinking about this lately because my two older grandsons that are 4 and 3 years old are getting big enough for me to start having some great conversations with them and I am excited about it. I want to tell them about some of the things I think they should know about me – like what is important to me and what I have learned during my life that I think might help them.
I would eat Pumpkin all year long if I didn’t feel like I was doing something seriously wrong. Why is there a tabu about certain foods that we are told we should only eat certain times of the year? Like stuffing, people don’t typically eat Pumpkin any other time of the year and heaven forbid if you use it in a recipe any time before the 3rd week of November or after December 26th. It’s just not right.
When I was a young mom with 4 kids under the age of 9, my mother used to tell me on a regular basis that if I was feeling overwhelmed or stressed that I should take a break from mothering. Of all the advice she gave me over the years, this piece I didn’t appreciate and I frankly didn’t agree with. Honestly. She knew how much I had longed to be a mother my whole life. Motherhood was the most important thing to me but if I was making a habit of taking a break every time I felt like I needed one, how good of a mother was I going to be?
One of the hardest things I have ever experienced in my life is to grieve the loss of a loved one. When will I feel peace again? When will I start to feel better? I don’t wish this on anyone but no matter who you are or how much money you have, at some point you are going to be faced with this life event and it is going to be difficult. How can you begin to heal and move on after this happens to someone you love? How do you go on?