Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BOO! You've Been Ghosted!

This is so fun! We came home yesterday to find this great bag of goodies on our doorstep. We don't know who left it...but I have my suspicions : )

Inside was a tub of cotton candy, a plastic toy dinosaur (as opposed to a real one LOL), a plastic toy giraffe, a toy tractor, and this note...

It read...

BOO! You've Been Ghosted!
Since this is the time for goblins and bats,
Halloween spirits and ghosts and cats,
Weird happenings and witches brew,
These are things I wish for you:

May the only spirit you chance to meet,
Be the spirit of love and friends that are sweet.
May the only goblin that comes your way,
Be the neighborhood phantom, the breeze takes away.

So by tomorrow, pick a friend down the street,
And give them a Halloween treat.
Fill a bag with goodies galore.

You only have today to do this, so hurry.
Leave treats at their door and run in a flurry.
As such wishes move along from friend to friend,
All good wishes go on and never end.

Have a Fraken-tastic Halloween!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ultimate Crock Pot Potato Soup

At this time of year there is nothing better than warming up with a little comfort food! Cook up this easy and delicious soup for dinner, or make a batch and freeze it for later. Enjoy...

-1 package of fully cooked crumbled bacon
-2 cups diced onion
-1 cup diced celery
-1/2 cup chopped carrots
-1 can of chicken broth
-2 cups water
-5 large potatoes diced
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
-Minced garlic to taste
-2 cups half & half
-1 can evaporated milk
-1 cup all-purpose flour

1. Combine all ingredients in the crock-pot, except half & half, evaporated milk, and flour.
2. Cover. Cook on High 7 hours, stirring occasionally.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and half-and-half. Stir into the soup along with the evaporated milk. Cover, and cook on low for another 30 minutes before serving.

Variation: Top individual servings with shredded cheddar cheese.

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