Monday, September 5, 2011

Highlights from the weekend

by Meghann on September 5, 2011

Highlights from the long weekend:

Riding 41 miles on River Road

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Spending quality time with my Mommy on her birthday (or the day after)

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Making a cookie cake (and almost burning the house down in the process)

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Hanging out with new friends in old stomping grounds

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Having these photos arrive in my inbox

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Mini Athlete is looking pretty good in is Meals & MIles onesie. ;)

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And, after all that, coming home and making a big bowl of soup in my own kitchen from my freshly stocked fridge and pantry is just as great of a highlight.

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September = the start of soup season! Soup lovers unite!

I really had no recipe to go off of for this soup, I just grabbed a can of beans from the pantry and went from there. :)

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My soup ended up with:

  • 1 can of navy beans
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 1 red potato
  • frozen corn
  • vegetable broth
  • various random seasonings (chili powder, garlic salt, oregano,etc)
  • hot sauce
  • worcestershire sauce
  • 1 boil in a bag rice

The veggies cooked first. Then the beans. Then the vegetable broth. Then the rice. Everything was brought to a boil and then simmered for 20 minutes.

I toasted a corn tortilla and shredded a slice of swiss cheese for the top.

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A nice, comforting bowl of soup.

Dessert was another highlight.

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1 graham cracker + honey peanut butter + attune chocolate bar = amazing.

What were some highlights from your weekend?!

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