Sunday, November 29, 2009
The concept was simple: you send a box of "stuff" to someone and someone else sends a box of "stuff" to you. But this was no ordinary "stuff." Stephanie's strategy was one we could all appreciate during this most hectic time of year. Choose 5 indulgences--your 5 Calgon moments, if you will--a little care package that will help a blogger friend destress.
It was a challenge to narrow down the list of indulgences, but I put my package together and headed off to the post office to mail it yesterday. Imagine my surprise when my own BBM package was there waiting for me. Misty of Mischief-making probably has all her holiday gifts bought and wrapped if this is any indication. I couldn't drive home fast enough to open my package of indulgences.
Misty took the concept one step further by selecting one indulgence for each of the 5 senses (great idea, Misty!). Her indulgences were a feast for the eyes (a wonderful pair of sparkly earrings for those holiday parties);the ears (a CD of classical music to enjoy as you undwind from holiday preparations); the nose (a terrific bath set featuring pomegranate fig creams and soaps); touch (a light as a cloud blue scarf); and, of course, taste (yummy Ghiradelli squares which Misty recommends frozen).
Misty and Stephanie at their respective blogs. A big hug to you both for making yesterday so special.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Makes 6 cups; NI per 1/3 cup is 73 cal, 6 g fat, 4 g carb, 33 mg sodium, 3 g protein
5 ribs celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 head garlic, halved
12 cups chicken broth
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 T apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
We enjoyed this hearty corn chowder with meatloaf sandwiches (you MUST try the recipe for mini meatloaves posted on 11/2/09). I will definitely make it again and may try adding some crabmeat next time. It fit well into my Weight Watcher plan and was very filling.
Be sure to stop over at Dining with Debbie to see all the wonderful soup and chili and other slow cooker yummies linked there.