Anyhoo, I did a lot today. I chopped veggies to make a new soup recipe I’ve been wanting to try…..and of course, going by my new rule of ”make a meal, freeze a meal” I made double the recipe. At this point, I have enough chopped vegetables to make the Jolly Green Giant happy for a couple of weeks. I even used the veggie peels and whatnot from the last few days to make an awesome vegetable soup stock:
In to the freezer, it went. Also, the vegetables I used to make the stock will go right into the old compost pile for next year’s hypothetical tomato plants. I don’t have much of a green thumb, so we will see…
After I prepared the Tomato-Basil Parmesan soup for tonight’s dinner (had to cook for several hours) I went to work making my baby girl a pillow “pallet” … We have hardwood floors, and it’s not comfy at all to watch Veggie Tales while her little bottom falls asleep, so I broke out the sewing machine to make her something more comfortable to lay on.
I saw the idea on Pinterest, but the link was broken……so I had to wing it with no pattern. It turned out pretty good:
I think she likes it:-) I should warn her though, her dad likes it too. I leave the room and come back to find him like this:
Guess I’ll have to make everybody one. It’s really just three pillowcases sewn together…..only I didn’t have three cute pillowcases, so I had to make the pillowcases out of old receiving blankets first, then I sewed the whole thing together. Genius, really. Not me, just the whole idea of sewing pillowcases together for a comfy place to lay around and watch movies:-)
After I finished sewing, I had to play with my little one for a bit and then check the soup…….and let me just say……this is the MOST delicious soup I’ve ever eaten! I will include the link below to the recipe. It is delicious!! My little girl even ate TWO bowls of it….way to feed her the veggies! Whoot!
Tomato-Basil Creamy Parmesan Yummy goodness!
With soup this good, you need good bread to go with it. Well, it was getting close to 3 p.m. and bread dough has to rise…..twice. Soooo…..I got online and found that if I made pizza dough, I could have it ready by dinnertime. Thank you, Martha Stewart. Easy peasy garlic knots:
After you make and bake the rolls, you COAT these little gems in a bowl of garlic and BUTTER…just like the Italian restaurants do. YUMMY!!!
Anyway, here is a pic of dinner: (I know, right? You’re dying to know what I had for dinner! Just bear with me…..I’m suffering from a little writer’s block lately and these how-to blog posts are all I can think of at the moment)
So, to try the projects I did today…..head to Pinterest and look for: Bed in a Bag….or go here:
(you can buy it here on the UK site, but I recommend sewing them on your own because they are super easy!)
Tomato Basil Parmesean Soup….to DIE FOR!
Martha Stewart.com has the recipe for the Garlic knots here:
If you want to find a husband who will fall asleep in your baby daughter’s new pillow “pallet” – sorry, you can’t have mine:-)
But you could try:
Good luck!!!! and Happy Homemaking!!!