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Curried Butternut Squash Potato Soup

Curried Butternut Squash Potato Soup
I am confident I never even tried butternut squash before I started blogging.  Back in the day, there was something called “BSI” which stood for Blogger Secret Ingredient.  The “host” was new each week, but they would pick an ingredient, and you had to make a dish, and that person who hosted picked a winner of all the recipes submitted, then would pick another host. ...
August 29, 2018

Cubs Game?

Cubs Game?
Our weather has been gorgeous.  Well deserved after our seemingly never ending winter.  I didn’t even need a jacket on my walk to work yesterday from the train.  It’s funny because some people are still wearing UGG boots, while others are wearing sundresses. I already knew yesterday was going to be busy because I left so much stuff on my desk on Friday afternoon –...
May 8, 2018

Three Bean Jalapeño Corn Soup

Three Bean Jalapeño Corn Soup
I have to give a shout out to Jacob (now my son-in-law!) on his 26th birthday!  I’ve loved having you and Hannah as roommates these last three years – looking forward to our dinner out tonight! I did a whole meal plan this week and I have set myself up for success.  I don’t think I could ever get sick of avocado/egg toast – I...
March 27, 2018

Jacob’s Chicken Lime Soup

Jacob’s Chicken Lime Soup
At long last I am finally posting Jacob’s Chicken Lime Soup – or what we call affectionately call it – Jacob’s Zesty Soup. Jacob is a cook much like Tony was – he just throw ingredients together, tastes as he goes and adjusts accordingly.  In order to get an actual recipe, Hannah wrote down what Jacob did, when he did it, so while there are...
March 8, 2018

Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup

Thai Shrimp Noodle Soup
I had a loss last week!  -.6, but I’ll take it.  Um, maybe there was some leftover wine from the celebration memorial for Jacob’s grandma, and maybe I had wine a couple nights last week.   I am totally fine with it – while the scale is moving slower, today I am wearing a pair of pants that Hannah gave me for Christmas that I couldn’t...
February 19, 2018

Weeknight Lasagna Soup

Weeknight Lasagna Soup
This weeknight lasagna soup is perfect for a quick dinner. Didn’t 2017 go by so fast?!  I can’t tell you how many times I typed a letter yesterday and put 2017 – it’s going to take a while before I wrap my head around 2018.  In 2018 my step-son will have been out of high school for TEN YEARS already.  I met him when he...
January 4, 2018

Chicken Brunswick Stew

Chicken Brunswick Stew
It was an emotional weekend. Friday night on my way home from work, my cousin Patty messaged me that her Mom, my Aunt Pat, passed away. That’s her on the to row on the far left.   She’s my Dad’s brothers wife.  My uncle died when I was a freshman in high school.  My Dad died ten years after that, and our families somehow drifted...
December 4, 2017

15 Minute Tomato Soup

15 Minute Tomato Soup
I woke up the night before last at 3:30 to go to the bathroom – a new phenomemon for me – I could always sleep 10+ hours and not have to get up.  I noticed that I didn’t set my alarm – what?  I went to the bathroom, set my alarm and woke up at 6:30 when the alarm went off. There were several red...
November 13, 2017

Thai Chicken Curry Soup

Thai Chicken Curry Soup
It’s a good thing I brought his spicy Thai Chicken Curry Soup for lunch yesterday because it was a chilly day! As per usual, I didn’t eat my breakfast until about 11:00 – but it was okay because I was staggering my eats for the day.  I am rethinking my whole eating schedule which I will get to later in the post.   This is...
November 8, 2017

Beef Bone Broth

Beef Bone Broth
Guys,  I think I made the best soup of my life.  And those of you who have followed me for a while know my love of soup and how many soups I’ve made over the years, so that’s saying a lot!  Ever since I saw a Beef Bone Broth Soup on the menu at The Dearborn, and then my sister and I couldn’t get in,...
October 30, 2017