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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fun in the Kitchen

So, there are some nights where I just want to try something totally new that I have never made before and this week's experiment was broccoli and cheese soup. I always get this if I see it on a menu and I thought it would be nice to know how to make it at home and then I wouldn't have to go out every time I would like it. Anyway, I used the Panera recipe to make this and let me tell you it was SOOO good. Since it is getting to that time of year where soup becomes an evening meal occasionally I thought I would share the recipe! Here you go!


* 1 tablespoon melted butter
* 1/2 medium chopped onion
* 1/4 cup melted butter
* 1/4 cup flour
* 2 cups half-and-half cream
* 2 cups chicken stock
* 1/2 lb fresh broccoli
* 1 cup carrot, julienned
* 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
* 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
* salt and pepper

1.Sauté onion in butter. Set aside.

2.Stir constantly and add the half & half.

3.Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.

4.Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat 20-25 minutes.

5.Add salt and pepper. Can be puréed in a blender but I don't. Return to heat and add cheese. Stir in nutmeg.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's A Boy!!

We had a excellent doctor's appointment with the baby today! We had perfect measurements and everything!! It was so much fun seeing our little one kick around as we saw all the different body parts that had formed since week 10. And of course we found out we are having a little boy! We are going to name him Noah Thomas Perry!! We are so excited and blessed to have this little treasure coming into our life in February!! Thank you to all those who have been praying for this pregnancy...we really appreciate it! Continue to keep us in your prayers as little Noah continues to grow!