Sunday, November 9, 2008

a little of this, a little of that

This weekend moved right along. I got up and out Saturday morning, and hit a few garage sales. Always fun and full of useful (and some not-so-useful) stuff. I picked up a few soup bowls along the way (I'm having bunco at my house Tuesday nite, and serving Italian pasta soup, yummo!), a couple of patio chairs, another coat for my kids coats project (50 cents, what a deal!), a pretty vase at one sale, and the tall things to go in it at another. Not to mention a fan, some wine glasses, 3 stainless steel pans for 50 cents (a little elbow grease and they're good as new), an area rug, and who knows what else.
Do you have any idea of how many I'd ask, "do you happen to have any soup bowls?" Almost invariably, "we had some, but someone just got them a little while ago". Guess everyone is getting ready for the cold weather and the soup that will be dished up.

Moving along, Ashley's t-shirt quilt is progressing. I hit a little drawback and had to take out a few seams, but I think I'm back on track now. Don't have a picture readily available, but it will be going to the quilter before too long. I'm sure you'll be seeing the final layout before it goes.

You may notice I've listed another blog on my blog list to the side. "One Minute Writer" was one of the blogs of note that blogspot highlights. I've noticed that since I've started blogging, my journal entries are practically nil. I'm thinking this might get me back into it again, even if only for one minute a day. Do you keep a journal? If not, you might consider it. It's interesting to look back over the years, and see what was going on at the time.

Just for grins, here's the recipe for the Italian pasta soup. It's one of those that's a knock-off of Olive Garden's pasta fagiole. I've made it several times, though I leave out the mushroom pieces.

That's it for now. Oh...and remember to thank a Veteran on Tuesday. Or any day for that matter. But especially Tuesday, since it's Veteran's Day. Thanks to my family members: Robert, Carl, John, Joe, Troy, Virgil, and Art for the time you served, and Robert and Mike for being there for us now.


Hip Hop said...

you should try the Tuscano soup they make too. Ive got the recipe somewhere. cream, kale, Italian sausage , and potatoes. mmmm.....

elsie123 said...

Yum. There's something comforting about soup. If you find it, let me know, otherwise I'll look it up and give it a try.

Holee said...

Wow Elsie, that pan cleaned up really nice! The jacket if great too and how classy is that vase!

Yes, it is soup time again. Today I made chicken soup and added dumplings..yum on a cold wet day like today.

Do you remember those cup an a half coffee cups they use to sell as a joke? I have picked them up at many yard sales and they are great for soup! The handle on them also helps the grands to keep the soup where it belongs instead of on there shirts!

everythingquilts said...

I would love a bowl of soup too please. Cliff just bought me a stack of cooking books, don't think he's trying to tell me something do you? Oh, and you gotta love those garage sale, full of hidden treasures.