Sunday, July 31, 2011

Adding Cobbler to my Resume

Our friend & midwife Stephanie shared this cute DIY flip flop tutorial.  When I found $1 flip flops at the mother ship Joann the other day, I knew I had to give it a try.  I think they turned out really cute! 

The only difference between my version and the tutorial is that I sewed my fabric so it wouldn't fray.  They are really comfy! 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mommy Daughter Matching

Ok, I had to do it.  I've waited this long to do it and I think that's pretty good.  Yesterday I finally coordinated our outfits for the first time: 
I think we look pretty darn cute.  

Monday, July 11, 2011

Spicy Summer Squash Soup

Over the weekend the unthinkable happened in this house.  I made soup and my husband who hates soup actually loved it and went back for seconds rather than finishing his chicken.  This never happens. 

We had a bounty of summer squash on hand from Brett’s stepdad who has quite the garden going this summer.  I must say that we both really enjoyed this recipe, and it will definitely be added to the rotation. 

I’m calling it ‘Spicy’ Summer Squash Soup because it does have some kick to it.  If you aren’t super into spicy I wouldn’t be afraid, it’s not too spicy. 

1 lb. yellow squash, sliced
1 medium white onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbs EVOO
2 cups vegetable broth
1 can Rotel, drained
8 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbs. hot sauce
1 tbs chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste 

Sautee squash, onion and garlic in a large nonstick pan with extra virgin olive oil. 

Add 2 cups broth and simmer until squash is soft. 

After squash has softened, blend with an immersion blender until smooth.

Slowly add in cheese, blending until it has melted completely.

Add in Rotel, hot sauce, chili powder and salt and pepper and enjoy! 

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