Monday, October 17, 2011

Pureed Caramelized Onion Soup

Part of a mom's day is trying to plan, execute and deliver a meal that your family will enjoy. This time of year I love to make soups! Something about the fall makes me crave delicious soups that were made in my own kitchen!

Recently I took a stab at onion soup. I turned to the internet of recipes that would make my mouth water! I found more recipes then you can count of course but non were exactly what I wanted. The solution was to mix a few different recipes together to get the soup I really wanted!

If you would like to try this great fall soup here is what you will need;

4 large onions
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1 box of chicken stock
1 med white potato
1 heaping tbsp sour cream
1/2 tsp dry thyme
1 tsp dry parsley
salt and pepper to taste

2 slices of stale bread
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dry basil
2 tbsp non melting cheese such as parmesan
salt and pepper to taste

Start by putting your olive oil in the pan to warm up. Then add your sliced onions and allow to caramelize for approx 1/2 hour. Next add your chopped garlic cloves and allow to cook until you can smell the garlic... do not allow garlic to brown. Next add 1/3 cup of your stock to the mix to deglaze your pan. Once that warms through you may add the rest of your stock. Next add your diced potato and herbs into your soup and allow to simmer until potato is softened. Once cooked remove your soup from the hear and puree. Then add your soup back to the heat and add your sour cream. Warm through but do not allow soup to boil. Add salt and pepper to taste and you are ready!

For your croutons dice your bread and put on a pan. Ahead of time I added my basil to my olive oil to allow the flavours to mix together. I then add this mix to my bread and mix. Then add your salt and pepper as well as your non melting cheese. Put in the oven at 350 degrees F tossing often until your croutons are well toasted.

Serve your croutons over your soup for a yummy fall dinner!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

This Is What No Sleep Looks Like... Teething Trials Are Here!

My little boy has suffered for 3 days to earn his first tooth and finally it has broken through! Unfortunately all the discomfort has meant no sleep for 2 members of this household!

My little man has had every symptom possible from pain, to fever and rashes. The worst has come at night and I am so relieved that he my get some relief now that this little tooth has finally arrived!

So here is what 3 sleepless nights looks like for this momma!

Hoping that there is some sleep in my future because I think it is finally catching up with me!

Did your littles ones suffer badly when teething??

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Friday, June 10, 2011

4 Hours of Sleep and a Pot of Coffee

Had one of those nights last night where both kiddies rotated during the night with various issues. I finally got to bed around 3 and baby was up bright eyed and bushy tailed... (Where does that saying come from anyway??)... at 6:30 am! I have had a pot of coffee already and have dropped, at least once, everything I have tried to pick up this morning... breakfast prep was very amusing and messy!

I am already looking forward to bed time, but I wouldn't trade my boys for all the sleep in the world!!!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Want to Feel Fabulous After Baby?!

I will have to admit after this second baby I feel pretty frumpy! Going into summer I just wanted to feel sexy again but I didn't know how to do it!

First thing I did was get a new hairstyle! It's fresh and sassy for summer. The next thing I did was self tan. It gives you life and makes you appear slimmer... I even did my mommy tummy even though no one will see it I know it looks smaller under my clothes lol!

When shopping for summer if you still don't feel you sexiest shop for things where size doesn't matter! Sexy shoes, amazing accessories and a great over sized purse (for when your spouse takes you and and you are diaper bag free) are great ways to feel fashionable and sexy without focusing on the things you don't like about yourself quite yet!

Remember as a great friend once told me it took 9 months for your body to change so doesn't it just makes sense it would take at least that long for it to go back to some kind of normal?! After all we don't have the trainers etc the celebs have to get back into pre baby shape in 2 months!!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

4 Month Old Being Raised Genderless

While reading yesterday I came across an article about 4 month old Storm in Toronto who is being raised genderless by it's parents. They say it is to allow their child to become whoever they want to be without societies expectations etc.

I am not sure I really see the point in this experiment and I really feel that this will only cause issues for this poor child later on. I allow my children to be who they want to be. My son has longish hair for a boy, plays whatever he wishes and I truly believe he is not stifled by societies expectations for what a boy means!

I have included a link to the article here for all those of you who want to read more.

What are your thoughts on this topic? Would you want to raise a Genderless child? How long can this go on before the child wants to know who they are and what that means?

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