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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

THREE GREAT THINGS...

#1. RAIN
Not a lot...less than a half inch, I think...As you can see, this was LAST month..
none so far this month...but, I'm hopeful..
But, boy, are we glad for every single drop that falls.
Everything smelled so good...and fresh...
and it just made everyone FEEL so much better.
#2. HOMEMADE POTATO SOUP...
I didn't have bacon fried...too lazy to do it.
I DID have sour cream....but neither of us like it.
(well, unless it has Brown Sugar in it for a dip..:>)

We both DO, however, LOVE  cornbread with our
potato soup.

The rain was falling, the potatoes were boiling, the cornbread was in the over...
It doesn't get much better than that....it all made me want to run put on a dress, high heels and a string of pearls.




I love the RED RIND cheddar cheese....do you?
I like grating it myself from a slab such as this one. It just taste better than the packaged grated cheese....BUT, I sure keep some of that in the fridge, too.





Another quick dessert....
large, canned biscuits, flattened out...(I've really been giving canned biscuits a work-out.)

A filling of cherries is sooo good in them.
I like the canned cherries...NOT the pie filling.
Add sugar to taste and a teaspoon of lemon juice and a tiny bit of vanilla, along with a bit of cornstarch or flour, for thickening....boil gently on top of your stove until the mixture gets a tiny bit thick.
O, and don't forget a sprinkling of cinnamon...
Fill each smashed biscuit, fold over and seal with fork.
I like them best FRIED...
OF COURSE, the healthier way is to bake them...and actually, they are good, too..especially if you added a bit of melted butter, sugar and a little extra cinnamon...ummmmm♥♥ (are they STILL healthy?)
I've posted about these before but...
there's just some things that are worth 
GOING BACK FOR SECONDS.
 
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Two beautiful TEA TOWELS...
ENDS NOV. 21
xoxo bj

27 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Good thing about the rain..soup here tonight and I love your quick dessert..YUM! :D

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmm, wishing you more rainy days and warm soup:>)

JO said...

rain is good... snow not so good... it's winter here already.


~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

J Bar said...

Great.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Barbara F. said...

I love soup, especially potato! and biscuits, mmmm xo

Kim, USA said...

Now that is yummy! I think I am going to make this tomorrow since it will be chilly here in Michigan ^_^

Watery Wednesday

Designs By Pinky said...

We love soups too, but that dessert is calling to me!!!!!!!!!! Oh girl, you are gonna RUIN my diet:):) Hoping you get TONS of rain! XO, Pinky

Bonnie said...

Rain is good. We need it too. Your food looks great.

Hope you do get a soaking good rain.

Linda Chapman said...

Nothing that looks THAT good could possibly be HEALTHY!!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your potato soup sounds yummy. I like potato soup very much it is a comfort food for me. Oh, and those cherry biscuits look delicious!!-------- shannon

Kris said...

Hey there! I am catching up! Been away and had a lot going on. Your soup looks wonderful. Heading over to check out your giveaway now.
Hugs,
Kris

Barbara Jean said...

Yummy!!! Especially the desert!

blessings
barbara jean

Theresa said...

Oh my friend, it is raining her this morning:) Love the rythym of the falling rain:) Yummy soup and dessert! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yep! They all three sound great to me!

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

I love potato soup! And corn bread....yummy!

~~Carol~~ said...

I was just hoping we'd get some rain, because I planted a bunch of tulip bulbs yesterday! Your potato soup looks delicious!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We heard on the news that Texas was supposed to get rain..and I thought of you.
I love potato soup but for some reason don't make it all that much..oh..and you can work those buscuits to death because everything I have made so far has been fantastic. We LOVED the little waffles!
I did the cherries once a few years ago..and probably gained five pounds...yes I over did the eating!! I used the canned cherries but (ahem!)shortened it even farther by using the pie fillig! NOW that's bad! :)
Delicious. I want to do the cherries your way now..I have a feeling they are going to taste even better!
I hope it rains and rains for you!

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Shay said...

Soup is definitely something that goes hand in hand with rainy days and the cooler weather.

Over here on the other side of the world we've just started breaking out our shorts and toe-less shoes and we're eating salad and barbecue.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Okay, now I'd like a little rain and for lunch to come quickly! :-)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a perfect day...a light shower, soup smells and such a yummy dessert. I've never made my own "turnovers" like that, but you can bet I will now! Of course nothing makes me want to run put on a dress and pearls! Well, maybe the pearls...with my jeans and a really cute jacket!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Happy you are getting some rain. I know your part of the country is in dire need or it. Rain is a blessing from heaven. . .I am going to make some warm soup tonight and I think i will stop at the store and get some "canned" rolls to make that yummy dessert. Thanks bj for sharing. Hugs, Karie

The French Hutch said...

bj, this is one of my favorite soups. My Mom made it for us while growing up and I made it for my son and now with just the two of us Jim and I still love it on a cold rainy day. One of my favorite meals while in London in December too. Glad your getting some rain, finally.
Happy Thanksgiving......

~Emily
The French Hutch

TexWisGirl said...

oh my word, those cherry foldovers look good! shame! :)

i do hope you will get some more rain. we got less than a 1/2 inch yesterday morning, but i was thankful for it!

Olive Cooper said...

I am so thankful you had rain. That is a prayer answered. Cherry fried pies sound yummy but I must stay away I am afraid. I did make home made mashed potatoes for supper.

Vee said...

Don't know how I missed one of your excellent posts, but the minute I saw raindrops I had to come back and see what else I'd missed. Hmmmm, potato soup. You know, a dab of sour cream, if you could stand it, slows blood sugar from high carb meals. Aren't I a font of information? Ha!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love potato soup ! Everything looks delicious ! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving ! Blessings