Sunday, November 04, 2007

Jaime's Visit/EASY Cauliflower Broccoli Soup

My friend Jaime came into town from California to visit and it was fun to catch up and let the kids play together. The last time we saw each other was quite awhile ago. Jaime used to live in AZ close to us. She was also one of my room mates in college. She is tons of funniness! It was totally fun to see her again and hysterical to watch the kids play together now that they are actually big enough to play together.

Here is her totally cool baking blog she started recently and you should go check out: Baking Memories at Chateau Vin Riche

Oh and I made the most simple broccoli cheese soup ever for lunch. I was surprised that it tasted as yummy as it did. In an effort to use up all the stuff in my fridge/freezer -- I chose this recipe:


1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen cauliflower
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen broccoli (I used one that had cheese sauce - smaller pieces)
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can Cheddar cheese soup
2 soup cans milk
1 cup shredded cheddar (thrown in right before serving)


Put broccoli, cauliflower and 1 cup of water in a soup pot. Cook until heated. Throw all remaining ingredients in soup pot (except the cheese) and cook on low for 20 minutes until heated through, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with pepper or parsley before serving. Serve hot with crusty bread and crackers!

Here are some fun pictures of the kids . . .

Kalei teaching J how to burp. Then he tries it out. Love that face . . .

Kalei and E playing . . . M and Jaime playing Wii -- they were cow racing -- I love the faces!

Hugs Bye Bye . . . which turned into . . . snuggles Bye Bye/take down and a J sandwich!

Cute Kids Waiting on the step while we moved a car seat

I will probably be away and not blogging for the rest of the week. Things are busy busy, crazy crazy here as we try to finish up packing and prepare for the move this Saturday. We close on the house on Wednesday, and Friday I have to spend the whole day waiting at the new house for the cable guy and the bug guy to come do their thing . . . so basically I have three days to finish packing and I know I am going to have to work my bootie off! SO, see you when we get to the new house! Have a great week!

1 comment:

Jaime said...

YAY!! The pictures are so awesome :o) I am cracking up! That was so much fun and I am so glad we got to hang out with you guys! I don't think I have laughed that much in a long time. We will have to do it again soon :o)