November is always such a busy month.... I suppose for all of us ~ Preparing for the holidays and all. This week is an especially busy week for me, but, I wanted to take a little time to stop and say Hello to all of my blogging friends today. I haven't had much to blog about lately. I suppose I've been a little discouraged with all the messes around me lately . Seems I just can't seem to keep things neat and orderly around here these days. This unfinished house gets to me sometimes. Especially when the holidays draw near, and I have company coming. I've been trying to live with the downstairs as it is, and decorate it anyway, even though the walls are unfinished drywall, some aren't walled yet, so you can see insulation everywhere...geez ! I am just going to focus on what I do have, and not worry about the rest. It is what it is. Now, If I can just keep that attitude at all times, I'd be alright.
|I am extremely fortunate to have all that I do have....afterall, the upstairs is wonderful, and I am able to unleash some of my decorating needs up there. I just love stuff ! As for me...it's the simple things that please me the most.|
|I may not be able to do alot of things in the downstairs ...but, I can arrange with little vignettes, and play photographer. It's my fun.|
I also want to share with you my Favorite Potato Soup recipe. Potato soup has always been my comfort food...I dearly love it with a grilled cheese sandwich. A hearty helping of that will make
all my sorrows go away :-) Now, my husband is not a big soup fan, but, he said this last batch was the best he's ever had. Just the right texture and consistancy. I will have to agree. Here's the recipe....
6 cups diced potatoes
1 cup shredded potatoes
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups half & half ( use fat free - it's just as good :-)
6 tbs. butter
salt and pepper to taste
Simmer the diced potatoes , celery and onion in broth until tender. Mash JUST a few of the potatoes. Then, add the shredded potatoes, half & half, and butter.
Simmer and stir occasionally until piping hot. Top it off with some shredded cheese, chives and bacon bits. Really, really good !
I wish for you all a most wonderful week. I am off to get all my goods ready for my first Christmas offerings of the season on my CINNAMON CREEK site tonight. I have have been in a very grungy and primitive mood lately. You'll find some very scrappy Santas, snowmen, and other cool things on there tonight. I think you'll like what you see. For those of you who don't know about my handmades... You might want to take a peek .... I like to think it's more authentic style folk art. More crude and scrappy kind of things. I strive to be unique and original. Check it out if you get a chance.
Enjoy your day, Dru
p.s..... blogger is really messing with me today, it has taken over an hour to post this , and It is not even right. Hope it's just a kink, if it happens again, I'll loose the desire to blog, and fast.