Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I always love turning the calendar page over to a new month, it's like a fresh start. I've been struggling with my "project" the last couple weeks, not enough exercise, too much unhealthy food. Aiming to put a lot more stars one the calendar this month to mark my work outs.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
I am a seasonal eater. I love my salads and berries in the warmer months, but come the end of September I start to crave soups, stews, and roasted vegetables.
With Thanksgiving so close, I thought I'd share my Slow Cooker Turkey Barley Soup Recipe. It has been viewed over 1500 times on my blog, I wish I had a way of knowing how many of those people actually made it. It's a simple, but delicious and healthy recipe, and the convenience of using a slow cooker just makes it that much better! I make this probably once a month in the colder months. Let me know if you make it, or even better, share your favorite Fall recipe in the comments section!
SLOW COOKER TURKEY BARLEY SOUP
6 Cups Chicken Broth (or homemade stock)
1-2 Cups diced cooked Turkey (or chicken)
1/3 Cup Pearl Barley
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
2 Celery Stalks, sliced
3 Carrots, sliced
1-2 Bay Leaves
1 tsp Thyme
2 tsp dried Parsley
Salt & Pepper to taste.
Cook in slow cooker on low for 6 hours.
NOTE: I will quite often add a whole leftover turkey leg or wing for extra flavor. All the meat falls off while the soup cooks. Remove the bones and skin when done.
Friday, September 19, 2014
I'm doing this blog a little different, since it's mainly pics, I'm numbering them, with a description below. Enjoy, we did! (click on a picture to enlarge)
Pic 1 - Welcome to "Chateau Dave", a lovely 2 bedroom bungalow on the shores of Lake Ontario. Features include; small kitchenette, sitting area, fireplace, and vast living-room. Comes with pets; chipmunks, raccoons, and skunks. Bring peanuts!