Monday, January 4, 2016

Italian Meat Ball Soup and a New Stamp Set

Hi there everyone....Happy New Year to you. It's been pretty fair to us so far. Friday, Saturday and Sunday I was kitty sitting, which is fun to me. Misty's mother went on a Greyhound to visit family. I like going to my friends is quiet there and very peaceful. Misty was happy to see me come, she watched me clean her litter and clean her food and water dish. Then we sat in the front room and talked a bit. It was a nice visit.

Friday I made this dish from Blue Apron. Here is their site. This recipe was really delicious!!! "Italian Meat Ball Soup with Farro and Lacinato Kale" This soup reminded me of my Lasagna Soup...but with lots of meat balls, kinda like the meat ball wedding soup....both very good soups. But this soup could be tops....I give it 5 stars for sure.
The meat balls were mixed with panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and the spice blend and salt and pepper. Rolled into little balls then fried in olive oil. The soup was made with onion and spice blend, then the kale was added, a can of diced tomatoes, demi-glace and 3 cups of water. Heat to boiling then add the cooked farro and cooked meat balls. Simmer for 3-5 minutes then place in bowls and top with parmesan cheese. VERY good soup and most likely I will make it again and again.
So today, I took down half my Christmas stuff and packed it away. I still have my little tree up and the village.....maybe this weekend I will take the village down to make space for my little tree. As usual, I will take the blue lights and ornaments off and put red lights and red ornaments and hearts on the tree for Valentines Day. I find it so hard to say good by to my Christmas tree.

My Stampin'up lady dropped off my new stamp set today....can hardly wait to play with it. But as you can see, I am blogging right now. So maybe tomorrow I shall play with my new stamps. Been organizing all my stamping stuff downstairs, and getting ready to make cards for 2016. 
These two cards were made by Becky, here is her site, these are her designs, she says it is okay to "case" her yes, I will try making these cards with the stamp set I got today. She uses a lot of Stampin' Up products, so it is always fun to see what she comes up with. Almost always, I want to get the stamps she uses after I see her cards. That's what happened here.....I saw these cards and wanted to order the stamps.
So pretty........

Here is a picture of Kylie.....she is barking at me. Saying....."Hurry up, I want to go for a walk". For some reason she loves to bark at me, when I feed her and when I take her for a walk. Oh and she always seems to bark at me when I am cutting up meat, or anything she thinks might be for her. Where she got that idea, I just don't know.

Well....tomorrow I will be going shopping.....Walmart and Shopko, here I come. Have to get some plastic containers for my Christmas stuff. Still trying to re-organize my basement and put things back together after "Rebuilding Together" replaced my basement windows and did some electrical work in May. I know, I am really behind....that hernia took a lot out of me and I am still trying to get back to normal. Whatever normal is????

Well, time to close here, keep looking up....better days are coming.
Cheers ~ Louise


Susie said...

Louise, I surely wish you luck organizing your oh my why does it have to turn into a major job sometimes. LOL. I looked at the Christmas totes I have and I did not use near what I have stored. I know I own way too much stuff. My chosen word for this year is I need to get busy. LOL. Blessings to you and yours for a healthy happy new year. xoxo,Susie

Biz said...

My decorations are still up, because they still make me happy! I am going to the Bulls game tonight, so I will probably wait until the weekend - no rush. :D

That soup looks delicious - but I like anything with meatballs! :D

Brenda in IN said...

Sending you wishes for a happy, healthy and productive new year. It's so good to get organized and I think it helps with our creativity.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Susie......thanks on the organizing....maybe I need to "de-clutter" too, don't relish the thought. Blessings to you and your family also.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Biz....Oh yes....that is why I leave my little tree up past Valentines. I like the lights they make me happy too. Soup was delicious thanks.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda....wishes for a happy, healthy, productive year to you also. I need all the creativity I can get...:D


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