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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

FALL..SOUP..AND PILLOWS

With the temps just a shade cooler today..(98 instead of 104)
SOUP came to mind...
POTATO SOUP.
So, while the potatoes were boiling..
I wanted to see how these cup towels would look as
PILLOWS..
I just have them wrapped around pillow forms,
TRYING to figure out how to do it the CUTEST  







One has the GRAINS sign
and the other
is striped in the same colors. 

....the potatoes are almost tender..
I like to mash mine just a bit...
just enuf to make the soup nice and thick...
and I love using my mom's olden potato masher. 
It seems I make my soup different ways ...
I suppose it depends on what I have on hand..
sometimes, chopped onions
sometimes, chopped celery
THIS time, ROASTED ANAHEIM PEPPERS...
and a little HALF AND HALF...  
grated EXTRA sharp Cheddar
Today, we had the BEST 
ITALIAN HEARTLAND GRAIN BREAD....
 I just peel and slice my potatoes,
cover them with water, add a little salt
and boil until tender.
I then drain some of the water..
add salt, pepper and a little butter (my middle name is NOT Paula Deen, either).
Milk or milk + a little half and half makes it smooth and creamy.
This time, I roasted my peppers while the potatoes cooked..
adding the peppers with the milk and letting the whole thing simmer..
We not only had it for lunch today...
there was enough left for two big generous bowls for our dinner tonight.

OK....back to the pillows..
Hope I can show the finished ones to you sometime this week.
 Thanks so much for coming by...

44 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

I tried to find those towels today at Target...ours did not have them. I believe that is where you found those, or another blogger did. Hey I just posted about the Magazine copy cat challenge. Soup looked great!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the idea of adding roasted peppers to potato soup BJ, bet it was great:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love potato soup, never thought about the peppers. Have to give that one a try. The pillows are going to be fantastic. Can't wait to see them. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so good. I love potato soup. I got the striped towel, but they did not have the other one. That will look good as a pillow.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I look forward to seeing your finished pillows!

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

How ambitious you are, BJ, despite the heat! Your potato soup looks yummy and the pillows will be so cute. You're one talented woman!
Blessings,
Lynn

Barbara F. said...

I've had potato soup on my mind too. I am going to hold out just a little bit longer, before I make some. I like a little crumbled bacon in mine. xo,

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Potato soup is one of my family's favorites! I like to stir a little sour cream in right before I serve it...makes it taste more than ever like a loaded baked potato!

Michele Smith said...

That soup looks delicious! I have never had potato soup but have several recipes...maybe I'll try it once it gets chilly here.
I have those towels too...they look great as pillows!

Zondra Art said...

Always I check back with you when I am hungry!:)
Soup looks very nice.
Beautiful pillows, I lake it!

Have a nice day, kisses:)

Linda Chapman said...

I LOVE potato soup and YOURS sounds delicious!! Great post!

Michele Smith said...

Thank you for the sweet comment.

I ordered my butter slab from here:
http://www.joannehudson.com/english-pure-butter-platter.html

It looks like they're out of stock right now.

C. Joy said...

Sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

mississippi artist said...

Potato soup is my favorite, but it is still over 100 here so I will not be making soup! Love those towels they will look fantastic as pillows.

Marilyn said...

Soup looks devine!! Love the pillows.... We are into the 50's at night & 60 during the day. Love the Fall feel!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Marilyn

Lori said...

Yummy looking soup and we might go below 100 this weekend! Hmmm, maybe light the outdoor fireplace? Not just yet.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love potato soup and adding anaheim peppers sounds like such a great idea! I have seen the towel with the writing on it,(and I love it!) but not the plain stripe, which I love even more! I'll have to go back to Target and take another look. Those are going to look so cute as pillows!

Theresa said...

Love that soup, looks so delicious!

One of my other blog friends made pillows out of those same towels! Here is her blog...

http://www.acultivatednest.com/

It turned out really cute! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Donnie said...

Your pillows are going to be really cute. Love the red stripes. That soup sounds really good and I bookmarked that for this weekend.

Lady Jane said...

Yum will try roasted peppers in my potato soup. Also I couldnt find those towels either. They are so neat. LJ

La said...

I love those grain sacks. They will make wonderful pillows.

I cook my potatoes in chicken stock for added flavor and add little egg dumplings at the end. My family loves potato soup.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Rita said...

Love it all but your potato masher really made me smile; I wish I still had mine; I decided to get new tools a few years ago.
Rita

Designs By Pinky said...

Target??? Seriously??? I will have to look there! The pillows are going to be great!! We love potato soup too, and with the peppers...MMMM, my Mr. would lOVE that addition! XO, Pinky

'Auntie' said...

Come September!!!!!!!!! :-)

And gasp -- I got rid of my Sidebar again! :-))))

Everything "Side-Bar-ish" is in the black line, under my Header. :-)

Fun for a change... :-)

LV said...

Next to vegetable, this is is my very favorite soup. My mother used to make it for us when we got sick. I have some almost every week, but I do not cook it. Yours sure sounds good.

Ellen said...

The soup looks delish. I love soups and the roasted peppers must give it just the perfect touch. I will wait until a little more into fall and I will try this one.
Love the pillows, can't wait to see them done. They will adorable for sure.
Hugs,
Ellen

Jo said...

Oh BJ this makes me so hungry for potatoe soup,I've got to go cook this soon.Can't wait to see the pillows.
~Jo

My Vintage Blankie said...

Hi BJ,
Thanks for stopping by today and for following. I like your proposed pillows very much and that soup looks very, very good!

dana said...

I love your background of rain! I hope it brings some wet weather your way!!!

I love potato soup...yours looks awesome.

My buddy and I were planning on a trip to a huge outdoor flea market today, but she is sick. It's probably a good thing we're not going....temps are to be 103! OMG...will this funky weather ever end?

Have a great Thursday. L, Dana

Sweet Tea said...

I. could eat Potato Soup any time, regardless of the season. Give me some crust bread to dip in it and you can be sure I'm probably gonna eat MORE than I should!

Beverly said...

Ooh, soup does sound good, and yours looks delish.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I checked both of my Targets and those towels were gone!

That soup looks delish!!
xo
Penny

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love soup all year long. It is my "go to" food when I'm really tired or starving! I never thought about adding roasted peppers to my potato soup, I'll be that was great! Love the towels, can't wait to see the pillows:)

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Looks so yummy! i love potato soup too,can't wait to see your pillows and loving that thunder,
Hugs xxx

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, it's after lunch and I choose your blog as the first to read today. Now I'm starved for your potato soup! For some reason when my kids were young, I always made potato soup with chicken salad sandwiches.
Brenda

A Cultivated Nest said...

Yum, I can't wait for it to be cool enough to enjoy a hot cup of soup!

Those towels are hard to find at Target! I think everyone is thinking they'd make great "somethings" :)

Manuela

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I love creamy potato soup...I'll be right over! While you're making those gorgeous towels into fabulous pillows, I'll just have a bowl of soup! Thanks!
Fondly,
Pat

~Pam~ said...

Hi BJ! Oh the soup sounds so yummy!!! Looking forward to seeing finished pics of the pillows. :-)
~hugs~

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Yummy! Being a southern girl, I love potato soup...and yours looks, and sounds, scrumptious!

Love the towels, too. Can't wait to see what you come up with to make them "the cutest" they can be. ;)

Thanks for linking to the party again this week, BJ!

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Pondside said...

Those towels make very sweet pillows.
We love potato soup too - and yours looks goooood!

The Tablescaper said...

Great for pillows and loving that soup.

- The Tablescaper

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Will look fabulous as pillows, love the design! Soup looks delicious!

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They had been without power.

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Miz Helen said...

Hi B.J.,
Those are the cutest towels and a great pillow top, you do the cutest decorator things. I just know that the antique potato masher made that potato soup better. I of course love the idea of the peppers, that would be a perfect touch for us. Hope you have a wonderful holiday week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen