Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A walk in the light

We've been blessed with a few days of wonderful sunshine and mild temperatures here in Upstate NY, which by the way, despite what your map and atlas may tell you, is located directly between Iceland and Antarctica.

We still needed coats but the fresh air and sunshine were so refreshing. A verse I came across in my devotions this morning say it so well:

"Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:"
Eccl. 11:7

Maddie is a speed demon on her tricycle. Eden had to endure being on a "leash".

Eden's expression here cracks me up. She didn't really want to pose for pictures.

She would rather have been making discoveries!

Look Mom! A Rock!!!

Let's just all say a big "AHHHHHHHHH!" right here!

Then we headed home for lunch: leftover veggie soup I made for dinner last night.

I love soup. I love making it and I love eating it. For some reason Seth does not appreciate when I make a huge crock of soup and serve it for lunch and dinner for 4 days straight. He also didn't get it when I once served chocolate chip cookies for dinner. He's weird, right?
But Seth did really like this soup because I have not made soup in months. The great thing about soup is you just throw in whatever you've got and like. I did something slightly different this time. I used sirloin steak, cut up into chunks. I think ground beef is great too but sirloin was actually cheaper this week. After browning the chunks of steak, I used some beef broth (actually I just had bouillon and water) to scrape all the brown gunk (a.k.a. flavor) from the pan and threw that into my crock pot with potatoes, carrots, onions, a can of diced tomatoes, corn, and the steak. I flavored with minced garlic, a few bay leaves, salt and pepper, and parsley. I would have also included celery but I guess my celery had been in the fridge a while because it was as limp as cooked spaghetti! Eww! The house wife around here can be a real slacker sometimes!!

1 comment:

Joyful Blessings said...

You are perfect soup maker mom, I love soup too. Tradd although is not real crazy about it, but he will never complain, lol...yesterday canned soup, a good one, but nevertheless, he left it sit there for a hour and kept telling me it was too hot, humm...he never did finish all of it, until I threaten to throw it out, he will not waste food. I am not serving him that particular soup ever again, he is just to sweet.