Saturday, October 10, 2009

Today was a great day to make homemade soup... Mmm Mmmm Good!

Just sitting here sipping my Mocha Starbucks Doubleshot... Yummy!

Today was the first day I didn't have to go to work in 7 days straight. I enjoyed a nice sleep-in... finished watching a movie I'd started last night, and decided it was time to get making my soups. Yep, soups... plural. I prepared a roasted chicken yesterday for one of the soups so I was a step ahead of the game today. My first soup prepared was Navy Bean & Ham. This soup was one that my maternal grandmother used to make when I was a young girl. I have been thinking about this soup and how long it's been since I've had some. Doesn't it look scrumptious???

I took a break and went outside with the doggies... when the sun made its guest appearance this afternoon. The girls sniffed around the ground, romped and rolled and chased leaves blowing in the wind. We are supposed to have a killing frost either tonight or tomorrow night. Last night it was in the 50's... but tonight it's already diving into the 30's. I went out and picked the last of my peppers... and the roses that were on my rose bush just off the back porch. I brought the roses inside and put in a vase to enjoy for at least a few more days. I didn't have the heart to leave them out to freeze.

Little Miss Smidgen thought they smelled good too.

After my break, I came back to my kitchen and started soup number 2. Chicken Noodle! I'll let the pic speak for itself. ;)

My gal pals hanging in the kitchen, hoping Mama would drop something on the floor. They got some chicken, and Smidgen seems to like carrots.

Of course, I don't think there is anything Smidgen won't eat. Last night before I went to bed, I'd gotten out my earplugs, had to leave the room, and came back, yep, you guessed it, earplugs gone. Smidgen ate them just that fast. She's so small, I'm afraid the earplugs might clog her up. Time will tell.

Update: 10/12/09 - Earplugs have cleared. She swallowed them whole! Amazing!


just a little bit shabby said...

Looks yummy! Nothing better than homemade soup, especially on a cold day! It's cool and rainy here today, maybe I'll get motivated. Thanks!
Hugs and more hugs

Ginger said...

Smidgen ate your ear plugs? LOL hope she digests them good.
Your soup looks good. Would taste so good right now.
Your roses are so pretty.
We've been getting down in the 30's at night. Froze the last of our garden.