Rob still smokes, however never in the house, nor in our vehicles, so this makes it much easier and more pleasant on/for me.
To "quit" smoking is far from an easy task, surely being one of the most difficult I have ever done I am sure of this. Now what I can't figure out is if I had the "willpower" to quit smoking after doing so for 35 Years, why can't I have the "willpower" to loose 15 pounds? Hmm, there are some things I am sure I will never be able to figure out .... lol.
I had another very full day today.
Recipe please? You may find it here, Sage Turkey Thighs (or Drumsticks).
Once I was done the dining area, I wanted to make a recipe on of the members had posted onto Cindy's Recipe Exchange. This was my next task of the day ....
Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Recipe Submitted by Exchange Member~Tina Resoort
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Masterson-Roth
Ok keep in mind with this that I am Australian and these are in Aussie measurements and I am sorry but I don't know how to convert :)
2 & 1/4 cups milk
2 & 1/4 cups water
60gram (2 oz) butter
1/3 cup flour
1 chicken stock cube
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup cream
Trim cauliflower and cut into large flowerets. Wash well. Place in saucepan with milk and water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer slowly, covered, until just tender.
Remove from heat; drain, reserve liquid.
Melt butter in saucepan, stir in flour, cook 1 minute. Remove from heat, gradually stir in reserved liquid. Return to heat, bring to boil, stirring; stir until smooth and thickened.
Reduce heat, stir in crumbled stock, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. stir in cream.
Cut Cauliflower into small flowerets, return to soup. Heat through gently
Serves 4 to 6
NOTE: I used a whole small head of cauliflower, rather then 1/4 of one, as well as 5 Tbsp. of butter.
*Sigh*, another fantastic recipe makes it into my "favorites". I really do need to get a handle on some recipe organization one of these fine days, maybe once the Winter months roll around again.
What am I talking about Winter months rolling around, they are calling for "SNOW" here in the amount of 2 cm or more in some areas, changing to rain again tomorrow. Oh man, is Spring ever going to be "sprung" to stay?
I am so excited, as I am going to be involved in a Secret Sisters Swap, wherein I will be given a person's name, address, a few of their likes/dislikes so I can make them a parcel and send it off to them, in turn receiving one back. It will be "fun" and "interesting", and I am so looking forward to it. Anyone can join in by this Friday, but just going over to Carla's at My 1/2 Dozen Daily .....
"If we have had the good fortune to win such a friend," he wrote, "let us do anything rather than lose them. We must give and forgive: live and let live, if our friends have faults we must bear with them."
"We must hope all things, believe all things, endure all things, rather than lose that most precious of earthy possessions - a trusty friend. And a friend once won need never be lost, if we will only be trusty and true ourselves."