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November 2012

Beer Cheese Soup

This soup is amazing.  I first pinned this recipe from How Sweet Eats a month ago and never actually looked at the recipe (typical).  When I finally looked at the recipe today I HAD to make it.  The base of the soup is onion, red bell pepper and garlic sauteed in bacon grease, then add 2 cups of beer, and almost a pound of cheese and boom. the most amazing soup I have ever eaten.   If you like beer you should try this soup.

*I used an Amber ale although she recommended a pale ale simply because this seasonal brew is my favorite and I think it gave it a really rich flavor.  Also, at the end I added an extra 1/3 cup of half and half and a tsp. of salt.  Next time I make it I am hoping to serve it with these homemade pretzel rolls for dipping- http://www.mylifeasamrs.com/2012/01/salted-pretzel-rolls.html

I used 2 cups of this:

and ended up with this delicious pot of cheesy goodness:

You can find the recipe and some pictures that do this soup justice here:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/09/beer-cheese-soup/

Thanksgiving get-together

We had a little Pre-Thanksgiving get-together with our community group from church this past week.  I had been looking forward to it, making plans for it and was even going to bake my first Thanksgiving Turkey! And then, I got really, really, really sick. 😦 We still had our get-together thanks to my wonderful husband and I still did the Turkey (with ALOT of help from my sweet mom!).

The Turkey turned out well but not quite as good as my mom makes hers. 🙂

I also made some Apple votives for the party which turned out to be a really easy way to dress up our table lined with paper plates.

I’m pretty sure this was originally a Martha Stewart craft but I found directions here:

http://www.designmom.com/2012/09/apple-votive-diy/

I am so looking forward to Thursday and seeing both Nick and my family and getting to celebrate all that we have to be thankful for!  Happy (early) Thanksgiving!

Skinny Chocolate Chip Scones: Review

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I tried this recipe last night and was pretty hesitant because of the ‘skinny’ but these were wonderful!! The only major difference I noticed was that these were moister than traditional scones. They are made with a mixture of white whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour and 3 Tablespoons of butter instead of the traditional stick.  These are delicious and I would highly recommend this recipe- and as a bonus each scone  has 4 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and only 200 calories.

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/01/skinny-chocolate-chip-buttermilk-scones.html

*Also, if you don’t have buttermilk you can add 1 teaspoon of vinegar to regular milk, just make sure you stir it up really good.

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