Thursday, December 2, 2010

my reappearing act

So I've been toggling with the idea of deleting my blog.  I just didn't feel as thought my life had anything exciting and appealing to offer any followers/readers.  It's similar to the feeling I get when people ask me, "so, how are things??" & I always respond good...married life is good, the dog is good, friends and family are good, still truckin' along with my job.... booooooring.  

I got discouraged when I wasn't seeing comments or more followers, but then I thought, well, I am not commenting or following anyone in the daily way that I used to, so I needed to stop complaining.

So here goes...a second shot....and I will try oh, so hard not to become discouraged or burnt out.

One thing I have been doing a lot of lately is cooking.  I was telling my hubby the other night that we have come a long way from shake-n-bake chicken and bags of flavored instant potatoes.  Now don't get me wrong, I am perfectly content with a dinner of those, but I started to be a little brave...and not be intimidated with recipes that had an ingredient list longer than...four or five items, ha!  And now if I don't feel like using something, I won't, and if I want to add something in, I do it.  I will never learn unless I try and I have discovered that I actually enjoy doing it!

I made this soup a couple of weeks ago and we loved it!

Chicken Tortellini Soup
9 oz. pkg. frozen cut broccoli, thawed
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup
Parmesan, grated (optional)
6 1/2 c. water
3 (10 oz.) cans chicken broth
2 c. chicken, cooked and cubed
1 c. carrots, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
7 oz. pkg. cheese tortellini
(it also called for onion, basil, and oregano..but I left those out)

In large pot combine water, chicken broth, soup, chicken, carrots, & garlic. Bring to a boil; add tortellini.Simmer covered 30 minutes. Add broccoli and simmer an additional 5 - 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Serve with cheese. Ten (1 1/2 cup) servings.

So that'll be all for today...short and to the point, but hey, it's an effort :)


  1. That sounds yummy!!! May just have to make that one day next week.

  2. Thanks for the recipe...will have to have my hand at it:)

  3. Hey Daughter of Mine!!! I check every day to see if you have written anything new. You know that I think you have a gift when it comes to writing and I still have some of the stories from High School (even though I had to pull some out of your garbage can). Please don't stop!! I love you!

  4. the soup sounds delicious!!
    and welcome back hun! :) have a great weekend!

  5. don't delete the blog, girl!! blog more about every day things..doesn't have to be anything fantabulous!! Life is made up of everyday, ordinary things & there is absolutely nothing wrong w/those have such a funny take on things...people enjoy your wit!! Love you, sweet pea!!