One Fine Man, TechSon, Skate-Boy & Guitar Girl hammin' it or turkeyin' it up for the BlogCam...
And introducing Ted the pekingese...Wait for it, wait for it...(turkey, that is).
Homestyle Potato Soup
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can chicken broth
4 cups peeled, cubed baking potatos (about 2 lbs) I scrub mine & leave peels on.
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup thinly sliced celery
3/4 cup thinly sliced carrot
3 T butter, cut into small pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt/fresly ground pepper to taste
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk
7 T shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
1. Place first 9 ingredients in 4 1/2 quart slow cooker; stir well. Cover w/lid; cook on high-heat setting 1 hour. Reduce to low-heat setting, and cook 4 - 5 hours or until vegetables are tender. Increase to high-heat setting.
Ready for the flour/milk addition (left)~ 25 minutes to thicken up (right)
2. Place flour in a bowl; gradually add milk, stirring w/a whisk until well blended. Stir into soup. Cook, uncovered, 25 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle w/cheese and add more cracked pepper, if desired.
Behold ~ The Beauty of Soup!
The picture up top is from the Southern Living Slow Cooker Cookbook - 123 Luscious Recipes to Come Home To
How about a little input? Can ya help a sistah-speakah out? I am speaking at a ladies function which is a combination Thanksgiving/Christmas event.
Here is where you come in...all 3 of you!
Aside from the big things that you are thankful for; you know what they are. What are some of the small things that, while not on your short list (a little joke there), cause you to be thankful?
One of mine is pictured above. Dark chocolate in small packages. Another is that first drink of coffee in the morning! Both brown things...hmmm.
What about you? What are the little things you are thankful for?
My Monday Magnificat? He is both the bread of life and the living water. For this I utter my praise.
Magnificat - an utterance of praise from the Latin magnificare - to magnify
Maybe he was smiling because of the hilarity of his Halloween costume. Mac came as trash. But under that disguise, Mac's true personality shone clean through. With his friendliness, helpfulness and good humor on display, Mac is a real treasure!
Now I don't claim to know anything about Mac's heart or what his relationship is with God.
But what I do know is this. A long time ago I went from digging through the trash heap of life to seeking the treasure in God's Word. Perhaps you, too, have experienced digging around in less than the best...looking for acceptance, affection and value in a pile of trash. As for me, God's grace picked me up, dusted me off and took me on a treasure hunt. The hunt takes me through His Word where I often find nuggets and, at times, chests overflowing with treasure! God's Word is a treasure trove. Follow it and you will live a rich life. One of depth and Holy destiny.
Listen to this:
Good friend, take to heart what I'm telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding, That's right-if you make Insight your priority, and won't take no for an answer, Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:1-5).
So, Mac, (even in your "trick-or-treat" trash costume) YOU are a treasure and my thumbs-up 2 you!
What treasure have you found in God's Word lately? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
And if you knew me well, then you'd know I like to take pictures of food. So just for grins, here is what I had at Crispers (Mac-endorsed of course!) The description is below just in case you are menu-challenged like I am...ah...but that's another post for another day.Bistro Vegetable Sandwich 5.49
Crisp lettuce, tomato, red pepper, red onion rings, crunchy cucumbers, fresh basil and spinach artichoke spread followed by smooth red pepper pesto and topped with the nutty flavor of avocado served on our hearty multigrain.
Psst...Do me a favor...pretend the grout on my tile floor is clean!