Friday, December 26, 2008

Could you survive another great depression?

You Are 68% Likely to Survive Another Great Depression

Even though you may not be expecting the worst, you're the type of person who prepares for the worst.

You live a relatively modest life. You don't overspend, and you aren't very materialistic.

You are also quite self sufficient and independent. You have many useful skills.

You can take care of yourself and those you love... which is crucial to surviving another Great Depression.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Snow what fun!

We had just enough snow the other day for the kids to enjoy! (and for mom to get some pictures!)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Speaking of "good" pictures...

I had to laugh this morning when I saw this on Dalayna's blog
Why? Because it brought back memories of Valentines day 2006 when I wanted some cute pictures of my Sweet little Valentine. Right. She had other ideas! At least I can look at them and laugh!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Soup's On!

In honor of the COLD weather, I made soup for lunch. Not that there's anything else appropriate for weather this cold - it finally warmed up to 1*F a little after noon!
This is my all time favorite soup. It originated from a Taste of Home recipe, but I changed a bunch of things so I think I can call it my own creation now!
All measurements are approximate!

Sausage Potato Soup

1 lb. Smoked Sausage, diced
4 Red potatoes - scrubbed and diced
2 C. Frozen Corn
3-4C. Frozen California Veggies (broccoli, cauliflower & carrots)
2 C. Chicken Broth
2 C. Milk
8 oz. Velveeta Cheese, diced
1/2 t. Garlic Powder
1/2 t. Onion Powder
1/2 t. Cellery Salt
1/4 t. Pepper
1 t. Dried Basil

Brown Sausage, drain and set aside. In same pan, combine potatoes, corn, broth, veggies and seasonings. Bring to a boil, cover & simmer on low for 15 minuets or until potatoes are tender. Add milk, cheese and sausage. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted and soup is heated through.
6-8 servings.