Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Soup, Salad, and Seven Things

Lynda at My Heart's Desire was kind enough to  give me an award:

Since one of the requirements is to share seven things and I need a little blogging jumpstart, I gratefully receive the award and will now wrack my brain to think of seven things that you don't already know!

But... I didn't just want this post to be about me!  So I will also post a favorite soup and salad recipe!

How not typical of me :D

{{{drum roll please}}}

Did you know that...
#1)  Stash Peppermint Tea is my favorite?

#2) I don't color/dye my hair?  I figure I worked hard for these grays and I proudly display them.

#3) I always wanted to be a Girl Scout?  I think it was the uniform.

#4) I actually enjoy washing dishes by hand?  I think it's the hot water-- very relaxing.

#5) I've always wanted to go to New York?  Always... I don't really know why now.... hmmm

#6) I don't like artichokes?  I had a migraine once and a very sweet and well-meaning person placed a freshly heated artichoke in front of me.  I immediately got sick and the impression it made on my brain was permanent.

#7) I keep my electric blanket on my bed year round?  I'm a wimp.


Wow... that was exciting... ahem- Moving on--

One of our most favorite soups: 

Italian Wedding Soup

1 1/2 pounds of lean ground beef

(At least) 4 cloves of garlic (pounded or minced)

2 bulbs of fresh fennel (chopped)

1 med/large onion (chopped)

2 T. Oregano

8 C. Beef Broth

4 C. Water

8 C. Shredded Spinach

4 Bay Leaf

1/2 t. Pepper

1 C. Orzo pasta

Parmesan Cheese to top

What to do:

Brown meat and drain most of the excess fat.  
Saute onion, fennel, and garlic.  Add broth, water, oregano, bay leaf, and pepper.  
Bring to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 mins.  Stir in pasta.
Bring to boil and cook 10 mins.

Pull off heat.  Add spinach.
Serve with parmesan cheese and fresh baked bread.
Yummy :)

(She isn't really blogging any more, 
but I did get this recipe from Mama Hollioni 
before either of us knew what a blog was!)


The salad recipe is also on her site and there are pictures.

The only thing I do differently?  Make more dressing!


Well this concludes "Blogging Jumpstart" with Mishmash Maggie.

We hope to resume our regularly scheduled broadcasts soon!

I'm Lainie Magsarili and I approve this message.


The Director said...
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The Director said...

I am Abigail Magsarili and I approve your post. :)
Seems like Elijah's influence is rubbing off on all of us ;)

I must say, it's incredibly amusing for me to "hear" you say "I'm a wimp" on your blog-- for all the world to read! Made me laugh, anyway...

Love you Momma!

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