Petunia Bloom

 

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.

 
 

Who knew an ice cube could be sooooo fun?!? December 30, 2010

Filed under: Animals,Noemmy,Video — 5:46 pm

Who Knew an Ice Cube could be so fun from Petunia Bloom on Vimeo.

Yes, this makes a total mess…  However, we took an hour walk today.  December 30th – and it 70 degrees outside!!  What a nice treat.

 
 

Thanksgiving November 29, 2010

Filed under: Family,Holiday,House,Noemmy,Sophie — 3:50 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

I’m thinking I should just use the above picture as my Christmas picture!