Monday, December 07, 2009


The art shows went well. A few cards were handed out and I had a chance to chat with a few people about what we do. I was asked if we do catering - a good sign, I think, but alas, we do not anticipate taking that on anytime soon. :) We might offer a few cooking sessions if we have people interested - it could be a fun girl's night out!

Today I enjoyed this...

...while I planned food and menus and read recipes. It was bliss on this, our first snowy day of the season. Andrew could not get into the office this morning so he worked from home today. It was such a treat to have him for lunch and dinner! I made creamy potato & ham soup with a mixed green salad, and a hot sandwich for lunch and for dinner we had pizza. A wonderful, relaxed, low-key day (at least for the boys and me...Andrew really did work!). Just what we desperately needed.


Jill said...

YUMMO! Might you share your potato soup recipe?

Heather L. said...

Sounds wonderful! I wish we were brave enough to light a fire. :)

Alaina said...

Sure, Jill...although it might not be very exact - it was a dump and pour kind of day... :)

2 Tb. butter
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tb. flour
1 qt. chicken stock
1 c. water
3 c. potatoes, small diced
1/2 - 1 c. ham, diced
1 tsp. dill
salt & pepper
3/4 c. cream

Melt the butter in a large pot. Saute the onion until almost translucent. Add garlic and saute for 2 more minutes. Stir in flour and allow to cook for a minute or so. Add stock, water, potatoes and ham and cook until potatoes are tender. Add dill, salt (to taste), and pepper (to taste). Stir in cream and cook until hot throughout. Enjoy!

Jenna said...

Potato soup is on my list for this coming week! So glad you were able to relax some.

Monica said...

That fire looks so inviting! Perfect, indeed.