We got to enjoy Thanksgiving a day early at Greg's family's home, with the addition of our two younger sons, Kelly and Danny, and the Elders from their ward. It was quite a day, my favorite days are the ones spent with our family. Dan and Kelly are on their way home today and we are hoping they have a safe journey as the passes will be bad again today.
Wrestling , as always. What's a family gathering without wrestling??
I don't know the exact year for this but I would guess early 50's. Go on there, little lady, give that baby some cola everyday, be good for 'em!
I don't think that would fly today.
Also remember a cereal jingle from way back then....♫ Oh the pops are sweeter and the taste is new...they're SHOT with SUGAR through and through ♪ Kellogg's Sugar Corn Pops...Sugar Pops are tops ♫ Today they want you to believe everything is sugar and salt reduced, vitamin enriched and 'healthy'. Would be fun to compare the labels of 50 years ago to today, don't ya think?
Penny Soup, which I first learned about by reading Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Tyler, is called so because of the round pieces of vegetables that resemble coins....a fun name for kids---Penny Soup as opposed to vegetable soup.
Other people call it Autumn Soup because it is made with vegetables harvested out of our gardens last.
I used the following approximately:
1 sweet potato
1 large carrot
4 tiny new red potatoes
melt 2 T. butter and 2 T. EVOO
into a large saucepan or dutch oven size pan
heat til bubbly
add the vegetable rounds (1/4" thick or so)
saute to brown slightly
While this is going bring 1 Qt or more of vegetable broth to a boil
and pour over the vegetables
bring to a boil
turn down heat and
let simmer a few minutes until done about 8 to 10 minutes
don't over cook...tender not overdone.
Drain broth off of vegetables
Put broth into a blender with about 1/3 of the vegetables and puree
add all ingredients back together
All it needs is some homemade rolls and butter
this is truly the best soup I've ever flopped my lip over. How did I get to be 58 years old and I've never had it before????
Waiting for the process to start....(scoping) and feeling nervous, Nah-nah reading her a special letter from Daddy.
Greyson...it's still early...he's fresh, still happy and high energy!
Waiting...waiting....next step the IV. Playing the V-tech, trying not to think about it.
The FUN lady who does a marvelous job of distracting Harley while the IV is put in place.
Snack time....these fritos are mine right?
And CRASH! Finally got tired and took a nap in the Radio Flyer. A very quick nap I might add!
The good news is they found nothing wrong. Bad news...they found nothing wrong. Some little biopsies being done. Next might be a look at the small intestine. She got a blue moose from her Poppy to be with her and a blonde blue-eyed Teddy at the end.
married 1971, we've lived in Coeur d'Alene since, it's so beautiful here. Nice place for a family...but the winters sure are long! The novelty of having deer in our yard daily has worn thin as they eat all the flowers we try to grow.