Monday, January 18, 2010

Zuppa Tuscana Soup just like The Olive Garden

1 lb bacon

1 lb Italian sausage or bulk sausage of your choice

4-6 potatoes, diced

1 onion, chopped

2 tbsp. minced garlic

6 cups chicken stock (you can easily replace some with water as you have available – I used 4 cups stock, 2 cups water)

2 cups heavy cream (whole milk can be substituted)

1 head of kale (5-6 leaves, as desired), chopped

salt and pepper, to taste

Parmesan cheese

In a small pan, cook the bacon. Cool and crumble. In a large pot, cook the sausage, onions, and garlic until the sausage has browned. Add the potatoes and stock and bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil, turn it down to low and simmer for 20 minutes or so, just until the potatoes are tender. Add the cream, kale, and bacon and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes. Season to taste. Top with parmesan cheese for extra flavor! Enjoy! Makes 6-8 servings. Freezes well.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Beautiful winter white morning

I awoke Saturday morning to the trees on our farm
covered in a winter white fuzzy wonderland.

The colors on these photos is not altered one bit. It is the colors
I saw...everything white, grey & fuzzy. Even the beautiful sky.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Random cuteness of Jumbi our baby kitten that is supposed to be outside! Shadow, the black & white cat is checking him out saying "I don't believe you're supposed to be here...this is my territory!"

Jumbi in my olive jar

Fat cat, Shadow telling me I don't think this is too cool Mom!
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Anna on Christmas Day

I can't believe that I found this pretty dress at Goodwill this summer
for $2.95! Woo Hoo! All I added to the outfit was a white turtleneck for $3.99
from Target, her white tights and little black shoes.

Isn't she the most precious little thing?

She is always begging me to let her wear a dress. She is constantly dragging out
summer dresses and demanding she wear them to school this winter!

Lucky for me Grandma Sandy made her up a few skirts to wear. I'll post photos of those soon.
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Christmas Decor Our Home

Christmas Eve Our Home 2009

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