Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Blog Award, a Give Away Announcement and Make Your own "Cream of Whatever" Soup

How's that for a title?

Things have been a little crazy around here. We obviously have been lacking in the blogging department this week and it's time to catch up.

Reynie so graciously gave us a Fall Decor Blog Award.

We are passing the award on to to these fantastic girls. Check them out!
320 Sycamore
For The Love Of My Home
Just A Girl
Bless Our Nest
Buzzings Of A Queen Bee
A Day In The Life Of Ramona

Thank you, Reynie. If you don't know her you need to check out her blog. She is giving us a tour of her home. Loooooovvvve it!! Love her--I can relate-being a southern girl and a rambler of sorts myself. (no comments from the girls who know me) : )

Victoria and I will be posting a giveaway!! We will have the drawing on Friday. Please come back tomorrow and enter. This is our first giveaway and we are excited.

Last but not least.

So many slow cooker recipes and casseroles call for cream of __________ (insert, chicken, mushroom, celery)soup. Did you know that you can make your own of sorts? Though I still keep these soups on hand, 'cause sometimes it is the ease/quickness of opening a can that makes it a good recipe, I would rather make my own for a more healthy, less sodium and really more tasty version.

Basic Recipe

2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 cup milk or broth
A good grinding of black pepper.

On low heat whisk butter and flour together. Slowly pour in milk/broth or half of each until it is thick and bubbly. Use as you would any "cream of whatever" soup. You may need to add some salt to the recipe if using milk.

You could add cut up mushrooms/onions/chicken, etc., but I haven't found the need of doing that unless it is crucial to the recipe.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our giveaway. We will draw a winner after noon EST on Friday.


Darlene said...

Congratulations on your award!!! I'll be back for the giveaway!!!

Carrie said...

Congrats on the award! Can't wait to see what you'll be giving away!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Good tip on the cream of whatever soup! I never would have thought to make my own!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award and thanks for passing it on to me. This is truly sweet. Be back tomorrow for the giveaway.

Shannon said...

Congrats on the award and thank you so much for passing it on to me!! Ya'll are so sweet!

Meg said...

I will be sure to come back! Congrats on the award you deserve it!!!

melissa said...

Oh my goodness, this is my first award ever! Thanks so much Christina and Victoria! Great tip for the cream of whatever~adding it to my recipe file!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh! I was over here yesterday and went right to the recipe...totally bypassed the award! Thank you so so much! I am so excited and flattered!

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