Monday, February 9, 2009

Be careful when you sew!

You might accidentally push on the pedal while you're taking pins out right underneath the needle.

It went in on the fingerprint side and out through the nail. Kyle had to use wire cutters to cut it from the machine and then pliers to pull it out. Ouch!

Friday, February 6, 2009

No more RSV!

After 2 weeks of having RSV, Owen is finally better! He went back to Sylvia's (his babysitter) on Thursday and was pretty cranky, but Friday was much better! Hopefully he won't be that sick again! We still have to do breathing treatments--2x/day for the RSV cough, and one at night for asthma prevention. He's done with his steriods for eczema, and tomorrow will be his last day on the antibiotic for his ear infection! And to think I was just bragging that he'd never been sick :P

Here he is sitting up and clapping whilst watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!

Maybe I'll be back with more later! I've learned that you can pre-date stuff, so maybe I will catch up with the past 7.5 months!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Recipe Swap

I saw this on Lindsay's blog, I figured this would be an easy way to get me to start blogging! I have a HUGE file of recipes, but they're on my home computer. So this is something I've made a few times and it always turns out pretty good!

BLT Soup

5 slices bacon, finely diced, plus crisp crumbles bacon, for garnish
1/2 cup diced green onions
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups finely sliced iceberg lettuce (I usually just use a small bag of shredded)
1/2 cup instant flour (you can use sifted all-purpose flour)
3 1/2 cups fresh or canned chicken broth, heated to a simmer
1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
1/8 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream

In a 3-quart pot (I use my dutch oven), cook the bacon over medium heat until lightly browned. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until wilted. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the lettuce and saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour into the pot, then stir it in until well blended. Remove the pot from the heat and add the hot chicken broth, tomatoes, nutmeg and pepper. Heat the soup to boiling, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Add the cream and mix well.
Mix together the mayonnaise and sour cream. Serve each portion of soup with a dollop of mayonnaise mixture topped with crumbled bacon.

Sometimes I add potatoes (already boiled) and it adds a little more heartiness to the soup!

New Layout

This new layout is the same Amy Butler pattern as my nursing cover. Ha!