Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Fat Cats are Fun

We used to have a beautiful and dainty all-white cat who had just a smidgin of grey on her forehead, so we called her Smidgin. When we picked up Cat #2, my then 5-year old daughter thought we should call him Pepper since we had an all-white cat, and the new cat was white and grey.

Smidgin is gone now, but Pepper remains like a linebacker holding the line. At 24 pounds, he weighs more than some of my friends' children!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Soup Party

Photo by superbez.

The last time I served food at my blog, we had that delicious "Banana Tres Leches" cake. It's been awhile since I had you all for over a bite to eat, so I want to serve you my favorite soup. Not only that, but I'm sharing the recipe with you, too, so you can enjoy all the benefits of being the Best Cook Ever.

Let's dig in!

This soup is so delicious, so easy, and so good for you - there must be a law against it somewhere. Thank the Lord we just can't find that law at this minute.

Heather's Yummy Delicious Soup She Stole from Her Mother-in-Law (thanks, Mom!):

2 cans of chicken broth
1 can water
1/2 - 1 pound smoked sausage, polish sausage, or kielbasa
1/2 box linguini, broken into 4-piece sections
1 can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
1/2 bag frozen leaf spinach

Cut up the sausage and brown in a little oil in the bottom of a soup pot. (We prefer canola or olive oil; do not use WD-40!) :) Add broth and water and bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until done. Add the beans and spinach. Simmer until heated through. Taste before giving into the temptation to season with salt or pepper. This soup is terrific all by its lonesome self!

No official thank-you notes are necessary, although comments are definitely appreciated. Enjoy!