Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cabbage Soup With Potatoes and Carrots














Hearty, healthy cabbage soup was what I was craving today.  I found a recipe some time back that I really loved but as always I ended up making adjustments to it.  Here is a link to the basic recipe but I have included my changes below.



1 and 1/2 lbs of lean hamburger meat

1 yellow onion (I used Vidalia)

1 or 2 cloves of garlic (optional)

1 small to medium head of cabbage
OR I used 1/2 to 3/4 of a large bag (from Sam's--32 ounces) coleslaw mix

8 cups of water

3 Yukon Gold potatoes
You can use any kind but I like Yukon because I don't have to peel them--

4 to 6 carrots--according to size of carrots

2-15 oz. cans of tomato sauce
OR
substitute 1 can of Campbell's tomato chipotle olive oil soup for one of the cans
of tomato sauce--(You'll be glad you did--oh my)

1/4 cup ketchup

1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules

1 T brown sugar

Worchestershire or Soy sauce to taste--about 1 tablespoon (optional)

2 to 3 teaspoons salt to your family's taste

1/2 to 1 tsp pepper to taste

I also like to add a few drops of hot sauce to my bowl after it is served.





In a stock pot I browned and drained the meat and then added everything else EXCEPT the potatoes and carrots. After it had cooked down some I added the potatoes and carrots and simmered for two or three hours on top of the stove. 
I have also cooked this in my crock pot and it is great. I cook on high for about an hour and then on low to medium for two or three more hours--when the carrots and potatoes are tender, it is ready and so delicious!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

You Say Tomato, I say Tomahtoe





Oh my, every one of these little blossoms might as well be pure gold--


I'm so excited-Today I counted 10 tomatoes well on their way to maturity on our five little container pot plants.  



Psalm 40 is a great chapter to meditate on and I am especially paying attention to a portion of verse four.

I know God is pleased when we trust Him.  Many books have been written and many sermons preached about what it means to trust God .  I won't try to tackle that right here, right now.

But I do believe that when we choose to trust Him for the little things that it gives our faith and trust a chance to grow to trust Him for the bigger issues of life.

Home grown tomatoes RIPE off the vine are my very favorite food.  I was born in September and my mom said she ate them non-stop all summer long--maybe that is the reason I love them so.

Today I am choosing to trust God to bring my tomatoes to full maturity.  It may seem like a little thing but to this home grown tomato lover Arkansas girl, it is huge!

You know I'm kidding, right?
Choosing to trust God comes easier and more natural as we daily discipline ourselves to hear, read and study God's Word--The Psalmist in Psalm 119 says he delights in God's Word--I pray that I, too, will, see it as a great privilege and high honor to read and study God's Word and not look at it as a drudgery.
Psalm 119:97

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Livin' Is Easy


Photo textured with Kim Klassen's Music Lovin' at Softlight 83%--



The rest of these pictures are edited in Lightroom


in one of my presets entitled Birch Tree




The copy of Gone With the Wind is a 1938 edition that my mother-n-law gave my father-in-law.



Ssummertime and the living is easy--fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high--your daddy's rich and your ma is good looking', so hush little baby--don't you cry.

One of my favorite books and one of my favorite plants--lavender.

I didn't realize until after the photos were shot that when I tied the string I got two loops on one side making it resemble a heart.

Happy Texture Tuesday to you!


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Monday, June 8, 2015

Glory in the Heavens

What an awesome God we serve. We have only to look at His incredible handiwork to catch a glimpse of how unfathomable He really is.

I am meditating on this scripture today--turning my eyes to the heavens to increase my faith.

Hoping your week draws you closer to Him--the great God of the Universe--His Universe!

Psalm 8:1

Photo taken in SantaFe, New Mexico
edited with my Lightroom presets and WordSwag

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