Petunia Bloom

 

Lives are about to change… September 4, 2011

Filed under: Animals,Emmy,Family,Sophie — 12:32 pm

These little brats have two more weeks of the good life until a new baby shows up on the scene.  All of our lives will drastically change once baby Emilee arrives around Sept 21st.

It will be so interesting to see how they react to the new baby.

It might not be good….

It might be strange….

Hopefully not this strange!!  LOL  What were we thinking with this haircut??!?!?

Either way, we will let you know!

 
 

Emmy on the Chase! March 6, 2011

Filed under: Animals,Family,House,Noemmy,Video — 11:05 am

The Chase from Petunia Bloom on Vimeo.

 
 

So cute! March 1, 2011

Filed under: Exercise,Family,Video — 11:36 am

I hope to have a little girl that teaches Jazzercise this well someday. For one, she is so confident in her cueing. Two, it doesn’t appear that she is receiving any help in performing the routine.

This is just darling.

 
 

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.