Hi, Friends! I'm starting to feel a little Fall in the air, but I'm not quite ready for that yet! It will be nice when the temperatures cool off a little bit, though.
I made some of my mother's vegetable soup this week because I was craving it, and it is so good. I'm going to tell you something I probably shouldn't admit, as someone who is honing her culinary skills, but my mother's soup is cooked ground beef (I substituted ground turkey and added onion), and everything else in the soup comes from a can! Sometimes you've just got to go simple, and I always loved it, so there's nothing wrong with that! I love saying "my mother's vegetable soup", because I'm envious of folks who grew up with cooks in the family. I did not, but believe me, I haven't gone hungry!
Here's another recipe for the Summer blueberries I have in the freezer. Let's have blueberries all year round!
Blueberry Muffins! I changed the regular muffin recipe to mini muffins, and took eight minutes off the cooking time. I didn't have the raw sugar to top them with that the recipe calls for, but they're delicious without it! I took the pictures below because I thought my silver bowls and cooking utensils looked pretty!
My chocolate cherry tomato plant, which was a gift from my friend, Renee, has finished producing, my sunflower is drying up, and thanks to my friend, Patricia, I now have two new plants to enjoy! She just had to show me the ones she bought on clearance at Lowe's! If I keep bringing stuff in my house I'm going to have to buy a bigger house!
This is a delicious recipe that my friend, Ghee, posted on his Facebook page. I switched up the ground beef for ground turkey, and the cheese I had on hand was American sliced cheese and shredded Mozzarella. It's just wonderful comfort food, and I made it all pretty with chopped parsley from my herb garden! Click on the finished dish for the recipe!
This morning I woke up early and wanted biscuits, but do you ever not make something because you just don't have the time or worse, you dread the clean-up? No more worries! I made these drop biscuits that were just perfect for some butter and jam! I hardly dirtied any dishes, and they only took 12 minutes to bake. I'm sure I will be making these more often! I can probably make them a little prettier if I try, but they sure did taste good! Click on the biscuits for the simple recipe!
The Hokies' first game is Labor Day night! Woohoo! We are playing against last year's national champions...can't wait to see what the Hokies bring this year!
Before football season and Fall officially get here, I'm getting ready for a family vacation! I am so looking forward to family time and beach time and GREAT SEAFOOD, and beach time, and more beach time!!! I will be sure to post pictures, you know I will! I'll be looking for new recipes, too!
Until next time, Friends, I'm Dishing With Love!!
A place to share my favorite things...friends and food, dogs, college football, and my inspiration, Sawyer, the most beautiful little girl in the world!