Thursday, January 28, 2010

Potato Cheese Soup!

Hey Pickles! here is the potato soup recipe. Just remember...there is a reason that it tastes so yummy! Also, The first time I made it I tried to do it in the crock pot, but it didn't turn out. There isn't any short cut that I know of. It's not a hard soup to make, just takes a little while to make. This is for a double batch, which was the size pot that I made for the pickle. Here it is!

6 cups potatoes cut up
1 cup carrots cut up
1/2 cup onion
2 cups water
2 chicken bullion cubes
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups milk
12 Tablespoons flour
1 lb velveta cheese
1/2 cube butter

Heat the water with the bullion cubes, add potatoes, carrots, onions, and salt and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes to soften the potatoes and carrots. While the veggies are cooking, measure out 3 cups of milk and add 12 Tablespoons of flour to it. Mix the flour in so that there are no clumps. Then in a separate bowl measure out another 3 cups of milk. (6 cups of milk total)

After the Veggies are done, then add the 3 cups of milk that doesn't have the flour in it. Warm that slowly until it's steamy. I stir it pretty frequently, so the milk doesn't stick and burn on the bottom. Then, once it's steamy, while stirring add the 3 cups of milk that has the flour mixed in. Heat slowly stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Once that shows signs of boiling, (it takes quite a while, but I promise it will boil) just a few bubbles, turn the heat off and add the cheese and butter. It will be hot enough to melt both. Once they are melted and it's all mixed in, you're all done!

You can try it with broccoli and celery if you'd like also. Sorry if that was confusing. If it was, call me and I'll try to do a better job of explaining it!



Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pickle Meet......

Here are a few Pics of the pickle meeting today, I did not get very many shots , I brought a camera with a dead battery uuhhgg. Well anyway we had another successful meeting, today we brought our machines and worked on the blocks. We have a few new Pickle that have joined our little group, I will post pics soon. Our new pickles are Shanelle Bayles, Kristine Shumway and Debi joined a couple months ago but this was her first meeting also. So WELCOME baby pickles!!!!
Thanks to Cassie and Cindi for hosting our Pickle they did a fabulous job, on the menu was a vegetable beef soup, creamy potato soup served in bread bowls, a seven layer dip with chips, vegetable tray, lots of festive candy bowls and for dessert the had a not sure what it was but it was yummy it had cream cheese jello and pretzels in it sounds weird but YUM!!! Also Key lime pie with PINK yes PINK whip topping!! SO PRETTY!!! May be we can get them to post recipes for us? HINT ( potato soup) Also Thank you for the awesome trunk show! You guys ROCK!!!!!
This is Debi hard at it! Her and Jenny could not wait to start sewing!!
What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday, g
Good Friends Food and Fun!
WOW! I just used three ,count them three F words!!
Thanks again for a great Pickle Day!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

One UFP Complete!!!

I'm not sure if you all know this but one of my resolutions for the year is to finish unfinished projects that I have started, it was either that or lose weight, but why do something I can't accomplish. Any way this is a quilt that i did for my my around mothers day, I finished it all but the binding, I showed it to her for mothers day and told her I had to finish it, so there it sat until finally I put the binding on it, then I finally put a tag on it and now it is ready to go live with her once again.

She love Victorian things.
Happy Mothers Day 2009

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

♪♫What a Man... What a Man..♪..Mighty fine Man......♪♫

My sweet wonderful Husband got me this cute Pink Vintage child's sewing machine, and it really works!!!!! I was so very surprised on Christmas. He always does something cute like this for me most every Christmas. A couple of years ago he got me a Pink Stella Motor scooter, that one was a huge surprise, but this one is so much fun.

This is the size of it, that is just a regular size TV remote and a DVD case, its all metal too. My Husband is the best ever!