Petunia Bloom

 

Christmas Gift! January 6, 2011

Filed under: Decorating,Family,House — 3:26 pm

My bedroom is a work in progress.  My mom knows this, so she picked out lamps for my bedroom as my Christmas present!  YAY for matching lamps!

Now, I need mirrors to go behind them to complete the look.  I haven’t decided whether I want curtains or not.

 
 

Cheesburger Soup January 4, 2011

Filed under: Family,Food,Health,Recipe — 9:48 am

Cheeseburger Soup

1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
4 Tbs butter (divided)
3 cups Chicken broth
4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk
8 oz Velveeta (half a block)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

Cook ground beef.  Drain and set aside.   Saute onions, carrots, basil, and parsley with 1 Tbs of butter until veggies are tender. (about 10 mins)

Add broth, potatoes, and beef and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer 10-12 min or until potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining 3 Tbs of butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 mins or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to boil.  Cook and stir for 2 mins. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese, milk, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until cheese melts.  Remove from heat; blend in sour cream.

Should yield 8 servings.

Cheeseburger Soup – Reinvented by me last night….

Ok, I seriously whipped this out in 30 mins. last night!

1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup onion
3 cups shredded carrots
1 cup sliced celery
4 Tbs butter (divided)
3 cups Chicken broth
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk
4 oz Velveeta
3/4 tsp salt
1 T pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

Cook ground beef.  Drain and set aside.   Saute onions, carrots, and celery with 1 Tbs of butter until veggies are tender. (about 10 mins)

Add vegetables and chicken broth to ground beef.  Keep on med-high heat.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining 3 Tbs of butter. Add flour; cook and stir for 3-5 mins or until bubbly.  Wisk in milk until thickened and add salt and pepper.  Add to soup; bring to boil. Cook and stir for 2 mins. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; cook and stir until cheese melts.  Remove from heat; blend in sour cream.

Should yield 8 servings.