Archive for April, 2011

So, I love soup.  Rarely do I make it from scratch, but I really do like it.  This week, I got a hankering for some broccoli cheddar soup.  Like the kind at Panera Bread restaurants.

Instantly, I turned to the Internet to look up just such a recipe and found this link.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup @ CD Kitchen

This recipe was so good, and really not hard to do.  The link lets you change the serving amount and automatically changes the recipe for that serving.  I changed mine down to two servings, and didn’t let the roux simmer for 20 minutes like it said.  I let it simmer like 10 minutes before adding the vegetables.  Also, I didn’t julienne the carrots as I just chopped into small thin bites.  As for the blender, I didn’t do that either since the amount was so small.  I just cooked it and then added two small batches in my Handy Chopper and poured it back into the pan.  Fantastic!  Panera serves theirs in a bread bowl, but I just ate mine with sandwich bread which was fine too.

Great for a rainy day – by the way we’ve had plenty of those lately.

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What a joy it is to ask our 2 1/2 year old what the meaning of Easter is and to hear him say “Jesus died, but he rose AGAIN!”  Here are just a few pictures from home Easter Egg coloring, and church Easter Eggventure.

(Sidenote:  I know it has been a long time.  Lets just say I’ve been on a blog sabbatical…)

Easter Egg Hunting at Church was inside this year due to crazy rainy weather. The boy was much happier to pick up the Easter grass than the eggs. We didn't come home with but 2 pieces of candy.

Cheesing it up for the camera after coloring some eggs. We tried a new "camouflage" technique which included adding vegetable oil to the colors. Let's just say it didn't work well...

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