Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Miss Daisy...Tooth Fairy Pillow

Today I was obsessed with tooth fairy pillows. We have been invited to a couple 5 year old birthdays and it got me thinking...I know scary! What would be a unique fun gift for a 5 year old that not everyone could give them? A TOOTH FAIRY PILLOW...rrrright!!! So off I go surfing for the perfect tooth fairy pillow and I came across this...

I'm in love with MMMcrafts blog. Here is my version of her adorable tooth fairy pillow!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My First Meal with Garden Fresh Tomatoes!!!

And it was out of sight!!! This is my version of my MIL's wonderful recipe!!!

I made Mexican Soup (Sopa De Albondigas or Meatball Soup). I make this soup a lot because it's a all in one kinda meal and quick to whip up.

1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 cans of beef broth (I use 2 cubes w/2 cups of water)
4 cups of water (I double to add more veggies)
1 large can of tomato sauce (This is from my version)
1 diced tomato (fresh from the garden:-p)
2 medium potatoes (I double, kids love tatoes!)
2 medium carrots (I triple & cut thick)
1 lb of LEAN ground beef (I use Organic less fat)
1/4 cup White rice, uncooked
1 egg
1/4 cup snipped cilantro (I throw the whole bunch in)
1 tsp salt (I use sea)
1/2 tsp oregano (I don't use)
1/8 tsp black pepper (I use fresh)

and I add some Cumin (1 1/2 tsp) and powdered garlic (1 1/2 tsp).

Saute onion and garlic in oil till transparent in large stock pot. Add broth, water, tomato sauce and tomatoes. Bring to a boil then add potatoes and carrots. Simmer till tender.

Mix together ground beef, uncooked rice, egg, cilantro, salt, garlic powder, pepper(,oregano) and cumin. Form into meatballs (we like them on the smaller side) and add to soup. Cook about 20 to 30 minutes and enjoy. Serves 4 with seconds and bowl for my lunch the next day!!!

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