Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Well, at least I’m one step closer to those red/white blocks to be sent to Quilts for Leukemia. I got on Quilter’s Cache last night and picked out the 3 blocks I’m going to sew.

I worked late, but it was raining so Ransom’s walk was cancelled. I cooked supper, and studied Calculus to work with Chelsey on homework. It’s been a long time since I worked with a Math book. Man, am I rusty.

I talked with Eric. He’s coming home this weekend. It’s been 3 weeks since He’s been home. I think he’s a little homesick, but I’m missing him, so it’s his call. He’s made it 2 weeks and now 3 weeks between visits, maybe by the time bad weather sets in, he’ll be set for the long haul.

The low tonight is thirty five degrees predicted. Looks like summer is over.

Clare had asked a couple of days ago about my Broccoli Soup recipe. This one turn out real well, so I thought I’d share it.

Crème Of Broccoli Soup with Cheese

6 cups Water
10 oz fresh or frozen broccoli
¾ cup finely chopped onion
1 teas salt
1 teas pepper
1 teas garlic powder
12 oz Velveeta cheese, shredded (pasteurized cheese)
1 pint Half and Half
¼ cup butter
1/3 cup flour
½ cup cold water

Bring 6 cups of water to boil; add broccoli and onion and boil 10 minutes. Add seasonings and cheese; stir till it melts. Add half and half and butter; stir and heat to boiling. Slowly add ½ cup water to flour in separate cup and stir till smooth. Slowly add to hot mixture. Cook and stir until soup is the consistency of heavy crème. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Gratitudes:
1. A sense of humor at work, even when things aren’t fun.
2. Shelves full of fabric – My Mom or my grandmother never had that.
3. Warm Socks

11 comments:

quiltpixie said...

beautiful red you've chosen for the block

Clare said...

Can't wait to see the blocks and thanks very much for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Nice fabrics for that block!

(I got my post card - thanks a bunch!)

Libby said...

Red and white is such a great color combination -- can't wait to see your blocks. Are you shopping for lots of favorite foods for your weekend visitor? Enjoy *s*

Hedgehog said...

Can't wait to see those red blocks. The soup looks yummy, too. It's definitely soup weather here! I made some good lentil and spinach soup the other day - frozen spinach - but no recall going on here!

Bonnie said...

Your Gratitude List hit home with me. Although I am retired, I did need a sense of humor at the office when I worked. I think often about the amount of fabric I have compared to the lack of fabric that my mother had. And when it gets cold, my feet need extra warm socks. Good list!

jpquilter said...

I am missing my college girl too - it is good to work you way into having them away - can't wait to see your red and white blocks - Juliann

Dawn said...

Oh have fun with your blocks! I love the look of the one on top!

Linda_J said...

Duck Tracks look like a good choice for one of your blocks--cannot see what the others are, LOL.

Your recipe looks delish so it is too bad that it is the only kind of soup my husband won't eat--well, he doesn't like French onion as much as I do either but would eat it. Odd that it is probably one of the few things his DIL CAN fix.

Samantha said...

that soup sounds wonderful!

McIrish Annie said...

finally catching up with you!!! love the buggy barn hearts and your fabric choices are awesome. don't know how you find the time with a 16 year old daughter, work and keeping the house up! glad to hear eric is transitioning well with college.

my DS left the last week of august for his junior year. won't see him til october when we visit him in VT. he will be home probably at Thanksgiving. once they get established with friends, etc. it becomes their new home. :((

it's wonderful and sad to watch them grow up.