Friday, October 19, 2007
Meet Mr. Wonderful
Yes, this is Mr. Wonderful. He was the token male at our womens retreat last weekend. Mr. Wonderful has the amazing ability to know exactly what a woman wants to hear. You just need to press his stomach and he will say one of the following things:
"I don't need sports to make me feel complete; just you by my side to love"
"This evening, let's just lie in bed and talk all night"
"Thinking of you is the best part of my whole day"
"You're perfect just the way you are! I wouldn't change one thing."
"This rose is for you."
"Darling, take just as long as you want to get ready; I don't mind waiting one bit."
"How about a big kiss?"
We told the women at the retreat that if they were missing their husbands, they were welcome to come and give Mr. Wonderful a little squeeze. We also told them that their husbands were being trained to say these things while we were gone and all they had to do is push in on their stomachs when they got home and they would say wonderful things. Of course we were lying, and I have no idea how the husbands reacted!!
I'm making great progress on my bag. I decided to go with the tan, as many of you suggested.
I should have it knit and ready to felt next week when we go to Galena. (My washing machine here doesn't felt well at all!!) I can't wait to have it done and ready to carry. The truth is, I will have less knitting time in this bag then I do in one sock!! No wonder I was able to make so many more bags than socks!!
It has been over 5 weeks now since we put Nikko to sleep. Hard to believe. Sumo finally seems to be adjusting and is actually staying outside more and more. He just seems to have resigned himself to the fact that she isn't coming home. But he still always seems a little sad. It's hard to lose your best friend!
He did perk up a bit when I gave him a little turkey that I was cooking for some soup I was making. We are having 16 college students in tomorrow night for dinner and I wanted to get a jump start on the meal. Chili; turkey soup; cornbread rolls; fresh fruit and a brownie truffle. I've shared all the recipes but the turkey soup. This is so yummy!! And with Thanksgiving next month, it will be a great one for leftover turkey. Forgive the picture, soup is hard to photograph!!
Turkey Rice Soup
2-3 carrots, chopped fine
3 celery stalks, chopped fine
1 large onion, chopped fine
3-4 large cans chicken broth
1 cup rice
1 stick butter
3/4 - 1 cup flour
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup half and half
4 cutlets of Turkey breast, cooked and cubed/shredded into large pieces
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning, if desired (I don't use)
1. Use 1 can chicken broth to cook vegetables and rice in for 25 minutes.
2. In large pot, melt butter then add flour to make a paste. Add two cans of broth to this paste.
3. Add cream of chicken soup; half and half and rice/vegetable mixture.
4. Lastly add cooked turkey and, if desired, poultry seasoning.
(Also can add 4th can of broth if a thinner soup is desired)
5. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Until Next Time...