Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Is It Time To Panic?

Okay, I just realized Christmas is only 20 days away. That's less than three weeks. That's scary if you prefer ordering stuff online more than trampling through a mall or shopping center. And what to buy people? I miss the Lego sets and Barbie days. What do you buy an 18 and 20 year old? How about a Roth IRA they can contribute to? Apple stock? Savings bonds? Driving helmets? Underwear? I'm such a cool mom. Inspector Gadget is funny. He picks out and buys his gifts and gives them to me to wrap and put under the tree. Makes it easy for me and the kids. Ha!

I made this knock-off Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana last night. Really easy. I omitted the bacon and sugar and used 1% milk as the cream. It's all I had. Whole milk would have been nicer, but half and half (as the recipe is written) might be too much. I'm not a huge cream soup fan. It was really good. And any time I can get the boys to eat kale, I'm happy.

At the last minute I threw together this Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb bread. Nice. My buttermilk was about to expire so it was a necessity. Plus I thought it would be good with soup.

But I really want to toast it and put a runny egg on it. It's going to be better than that store bought marble rye, although that was pretty good if I remember correctly.

And just so you don't think I eat 24/7, I did make our guild's BOM sample. It's called Modern Strings.


  1. No I say don't panic! I know it's much easier to buy for little kids! LOL I feel the same way. Everything looks delicious, especially that bread!

  2. did you really omit the bacon? crazy woman! never omit the bacon. I do the same thing as your husband - buy my gifts and give them to the husband to give back to me. But he hated wrapping presents so much that I made lots of gift bags so it's even easier... I'm getting lots of fabric this year.


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