Wow, this is the longest I have gone without blogging! The last few days have just been…well…busy and a tad overwhelming. We carted some furniture down to our daughter’s new apartment at college and of course then moved it in. We took a couch and a large dining room table and purchased a box springs and mattress while we were there. Did I mention that her apartment is a second/third floor apartment? With the living room on the third floor? Needless to say, the sofa was the biggest obstacle and we had our doubts that it was going to make it through the tiny doorway. But a good ol’ push from hubby and another dad that was there and it went barreling through the doorway…into our daughter’s mouth. No blood, no swelling…good to go!
After we got her moved in and took her out to lunch (she plays that poor starving college student card well), hubby and I headed to Lancaster to have dinner, see a show and stay the night. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and decided that a short getaway was the best way to do so. We were right. Dinner was great and we had tickets to see “American Icons” at the American Music Theater. The show was dedicated to musical icons from the last several decades and was a great show! A little shopping the next day completed the weekend.
The only downfall to the last week or so is that I haven’t been feeling too great. I’ve also been playing phone tag with the doctor and getting the “we’ll send you to another department” treatment. Very frustrating.
Hubby and I were talking the other night and I told him I was in the mood to make soup given the fact that it was cold and rainy. (I actually broke out the fleece blanket on the couch!) I refer to this type of weather as cuddle weather, so hubby suggested I create a soup and we’ll call it cuddle soup. So yesterday, I set out to create said soup. It was coming along great…cream based, spinach, onion, ground chicken, garlic and vegetable bouillon. I wanted to add some shells (hubby’s ideas) to the mix. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that I grabbed a box of large shells until they were already cooked and drained. I added them to the soup anyway and they soon soaked up the majority of the liquid. Huh. I didn’t want to make a huge pot, so adding more liquid was out. Into a casserole dish it went, topped with buttered cracker crumbs and baked for a bit. Presto! Cuddle Casserole! It was pretty good. I’ll have to give the soup another shot. In the fall. When it’s chilly. And I have small shells on hand.