Sunday, November 28, 2010



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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read •Open to a random page •Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page •BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) •Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

  "Laura Lynn had looked slim but imposing every time I'd seen her on television, gleefully trashing some Democratic congressman or feminist lawyer.  In person, she was tiny, a flat-chested androgynous sprite the size of a starving fifth grader, clad in a pink Chanel suit with tufted cream trim at the hem of the skirt and on the jacket pockets."  page 54
To read more about his book, check out my post from Monday.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shutter Love Tuesdays: Birthdays

This weeks theme is "BIRTHDAYS"

I decided to enter one of my favorite pics of Addison from her Birthday Party last month.  I just love this one because it shows the fun loving, goofy side of a somewhat serious 14 year old!

Head over to The Trendy Treehouse and vote for my pic! 


The BEST Chicken Tortilla Soup EVER

The BEST Chicken Tortilla Soup EVER

I cannot take credit for this recipe, it is from my dear cousin Jana.  We had it at her house one weekend and fell in love with it, especially my daughter, I thought she was going to make herself sick eating it!  So of course I had to get the recipe.

What a perfect occasion to use my new Sur La Table cast enamel pot (7 qt maroon) - GORGEOUS!  And it cooked like a dream - heavy!  but totally cool.

Here are all of my canned ingredients lined up, ready to go into the pot.

 I "cheated" and used store bought roasted chickens (two of them since we like a lot of chicken in the soup).

This was the chicken after it had been defiled.  It's a messy job, but well worth it. 

Here is the finished product cooking on the stove.  YUMM. 

And, as you can see, it was a hit with the family.  Every drop of the left overs were eaten!

Here's the recipe ... try it out this week, I guarantee that you will love it!

2 Roasted Chickens, remove skin and shred chicken by hand
2 Lrg Cartons Chicken Stock or Broth

2 cans Green Enchilada Sauce
2 cans diced Green Chillis
1 can of Rotel
1 can sliced carrots
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream style corn
1/2 can of whole kernal corn

Combine all canned ingredients and broth in a large stock pot on the stove, then whisk in the soups.  When it has heated up, add the cooked chicken.  Continue to cook until everything is mixed well and very warm.

Serve warm, with crushed tortilla chips on top along with cheese and sour cream if you so desire.


It's Monday, What are you Reading?

Want some great ideas for your "To Read" list?  Head over to Rundpinne and check out what's on everyone's current reading list.

My current read is:

  Kate Klein is a feisty, charmingly insecure Connecticut housewife who trades in a life of late-night karaoke sing-a-longs and West Village brunches with her best friend Janie for a world of mini-vans and Mommy and Me pilates classes. Life in Upchurch, Connecticut, heats up when Kate discovers picture-perfect wife and mother Kitty Cavanaugh dead on the pickled maple hardwood floor of her recently remodeled kitchen. A former chronicler of celebrity gossip, Kate takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of Kitty's murder and the disappearance of Lexi Hagen-Holdt, another Upchurch supermom. Along the way, the mysteries and disappointments in Kate's personal life begin to unravel, including her marriage to the kind-yet-uptight Ben, and her unresolved crush on Evan McKenna, a former neighbor with whom a one-night tryst ended in disaster. Thrown in for comic relief, and perhaps to show the depth of Weiner's talents as a writer, are Kate's twin boys and adorably sophisticated 5-year old daughter Sophie ("Sophie was sitting on the toilet, applying lipstick and waiting her turn...").

Goodnight Nobody is chock full of plot twists and turns which can be overwhelming and superfluous. However, Weiner's charm and grace are usually enough to rescue readers from these moments of confusion, and reaffirm our commitment to this endearing contemporary voice. --Gisele Toueg /

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Say it with Socks

Okay, I LOVE LOVE LOVE socks, it's a bit of an addiction.  I was wandering around reading some of my favorite blogs tonight when I came across Heck of a Bunch and discovered her newest giveaway ... 3 months of the "sock of the month" club.  Who knew there was a sock of the month club?  I think that is so cool! 

Just head on over to Heck of a Bunch and enter to win ... here's one of my favorite pairs over at Say it with Socks.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Secret Santa and Holiday Swap

What is more fun than having a Secret Santa?  I just love the whole concept!  I've signed up for one at The Never Ending Shelf. If you want to join in the fun - head on over to the site and sign up ~ the sign-up closes on 11/15.


Another fun swap is happening over at Holiday Swap.  The sign up for that one closes on 11/14 - so act fast.

Hope y'all sign up and join in the festivities!  Merry Christmas!