Friday, December 17, 2010

It's a wonderful time... have soup!

Yesterday was the first day in a few days that it wasn't very cold at night. Lately it's been around late 60's and that for us here in the Caribbean is quite cold. Of course I know that temperatures are all relative, I do not mean to say it's really cold if I compare it to places like Minnesota, but still, for us that we live in t-shirts, shorts and flip flops that is quite chilly.

Anyway, last night I came home I decided to prepare my favorite soup which is "Cream of Mushroom Soup" so today I am going to share this super easy, wonderful recipe.


1 lb (16oz) fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 tbsp of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of half and half
1 can (14oz) chicken broth
1 tbsp dry sherry, if desired
Freshly ground pepper

1. Slice enough mushrooms to measure 1 cup. Chop remaining mushrooms.

2. In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook sliced and chopped mushrooms in butter about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are golden brown. Sprinkle with flour and salt. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.

3. Gradually stir in half and half and broth; heat until hot. If using sherry add now. Sprinkle with pepper. Enjoy!

When I make this soup I also like to make grilled cheese sandwiches to complement it, works out great!

Tomorrow is finally Saturday but I have to work and instead I am getting Monday off as my husband's cousins from Ohio are visiting the island on a cruise ship for a few hours, I am very excited to see them and spend a little time with them.

Wishing everybody a wonderful weekend and if anybody decides to give my recipe a try, please let me know about the results!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tree Thursday

Today's local Christmas tree is at the Kirk Freeport Jewelry Store, pretty posh place so it's got to be a fine looking tree, right?

Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Claws

Since everything and everywhere is about Christmas right now, today I am posting a very fun Christmas video; for those who love cats, those who don't and those who wish to get a cat for Christmas...

As this is a shared video from You Tube it has a very annoying ad on the bottom, just click the X on the side to close it and you'll enjoy the video much better.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Disconnect to connect

Today I dedicate the following video to anybody and everybody that ever felt that technology is taking over your conversation or quality time with the person next to you.

I am sure my husband will give faith that this is a constant issue for me, watch the following video and you'll be amazed of how common this is nowadays... I am not saying I am excluded but I do make a point of not let this happen to me when I am with people I care for.

The most amazing part of the video is that it is an actually commercial made by a telephone company and the end what is says is "use the phone appropriately"!
What do you think? Sad but true in many cases, right?

So the main message of the video to me is, for every day let's give priority to the people and the things that really matter, communication is better one on one.

I think I just added one more thing to my Christmas List (well, not that I really have one, but I guess a "virtual" one): I would like the opportunity for all to disconnect from the craziness of the world and connect with God, family, friends, nature and with ourselves.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

List of Fours

I was tagged by Jessi at The Juici Life and although I don't do many of this lists, I decided to give this one a try.

List of Fours

1. Four shows that you watch: (I don't watch much TV but I like these shows)

~ Family Guy
~ The Simpsons
~ Bones
~ any CSI
2. Four things you are passionate about:
~ Living my life grateful to God
~ My family (including my husband and dogs) & Friends
~ Animals
~ Photography

3. Four words/phrases you say a lot:
~ Okely dokely neighbor
~ Eeeexcellent!
~ Cool!

4. Four things you've learned from the past:
~ Don't sweat the small things.
~The past is history, the future is a mystery so we need to live in the present
~ What goes around comes around.
~ Don't take things personally.

5. Four places you would like to go:
~ Hawaii
~ Iceland
~ Australia
~ Madagascar

6. Four things you did yesterday:
~ Had breakfast
~Made this list
~Went to the beach
~ Started a new crochet amigurumi

7. Four things you are looking forward to:
~ time off during the Holidays
~ New Year's Party at our house
~ More sales at work
~ Not gaining much weight during the Holidays!

8. Four things you love about Winter:
~ Warm drinks
~ A blanket
~ That we don't get snow in the Caribbean
~ The smell of Christmas Tree
~ Sunny beautiful days with a chilly breeze

9. Tag 4 people to play along:

Debbie at "Happy Days".
Mark at "First Time".
Joey at "Joey's Cafe".
Jess at "This Life is Mine".

Have a wonderful Week!!!


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