Sunday, November 30, 2008

Arts and Crafts

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Thanks to Ms. Lizzy POOH, I was inspired

Glass balls from Hobby Lobby and POM POMS and we created.....

More of my Christmas projects and presents to be posted later.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

BOYS and Noses

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Well this evening I got the kid all tucked into bed, then Evan came into the kitchen just wondering what I was doing at the same time as discovering a goggly eye on the floor, he picked up and said oh, " I will throw this away". Away to be he went, a few minutes later he shows up in the living room, "um mom, I have, I have a eye ball in my nose". Oh my GOD!!! Sneezing he was. I could not see it. I told him to blow his nose really hard, still no eye ball to be seen. I took him into the bathroom with my husband at my side, leaded him backwards, inserted a small tweezer when I say the item and out it came. OH MY GOD!! BOYS>>>>>>>>>>.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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4 potatoes, the size of an adult palm
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt and Pepper
Sprinkle of nutmeg
1/4 cup of parmesan
2 cups flour

Peel, dice and cook potatoes, until fork tender. Remove from water, but do not toss the starch water.
Combine potatoes, egg, flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg in large bowl. Stir and then combine with a fork, such as we do pastry dough. Dump onto cutting board, press into ball and then flatten and lengthen. Cut vertically into multiple sections that can then be cut into 1/2 x 1/2 inch pieces. Take each piece and roll on a fork tine. Place onto cookie sheet. When finished with all the pieces, drop into starchy boiling water until they float to the top, remove. If you have enough that you do not need to cook all of them, place onto cookie sheet and flash freeze, uncooked ones. Drop into boiling water when ready to use.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

2 cups cooked chicken
2 celery stalks chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
2 T. oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup flour
1 T. oregano
3 cups milk
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups spinach
3 cups of cooked gnocchi
Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine celery and carrots in heavy bottom pot, cooked until tender. Add garlic and oregano. Sprinkle flour on top and stir around, add the milk and continue to stir until thick. Add the chicken broth. Salt and Pepper to taste. Add the gnocchi and spinach. Cook until spinach is wilted. Serve with parmesan cheese.