Thursday, October 23, 2008

Walkin' On Sunshine Day 18

"In every walk with nature
one receives far more than he seeks."
~John Muir

Hi Sunshine Walkers! 18 days down - only 3 left! How are you doing?

Also, a very warm welcome to Deb! I realized today that I hadn't announced her as a new member - and she is doing a great job!!! :-)

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup
8 servings

4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 pint half-and-half
½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
optional toppings - extra bacon, extra cheese, sour cream, chives, salt and pepper

In a large stock pot saute onion in butter until tender. Add potatoes, chicken broth and enough water to just cover potatoes. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer until potatoes are cooked. Add half and half and bacon. Add cheese and stir until completely melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with choice of traditional baked potato toppings and enjoy!

At last!

My daughter and I have been watching
for these at the grocery for weeks!

Today - they were there!

An Autumn Hutch

Dishes are my weakness...

I usually can resist, but autumn colored plates and bowls priced at $1 a piece at the grocery ... well, I just couldn't help myself! I brought my treasures home, paired them with items I had on hand and gave my hutch a little fall makeover! :-)

A sweet little find...

... an acorn soap pump.
Dollar Store - I heart you!