I had such a nice day today. I woke up with a to do list that was a mile long. I got some of it started and then my daughter Hannah came over with Rylee and Elizabeth.. and the whole list got set aside.. and how great my day was. One thing I miss about little babies is sitting and rocking them and holding that sweet little bundle. :) So when Hannah does bring that little bundle over I drop everything and enjoy the moment! Life is too short to stress.. and rocking babies has always been very high on my priority list!!
Little Miss Rylee is almost 6 weeks old now.. my goodness how time flies. Elizabeth is 2 ½ and loves her baby sister.
My son Jacob also came along and it was good to visit with him as well. Nothing is better than the chance to sit and talk with your grown children. The years go by quickly and it becomes even more meaningful to me to spend time with my children.
Aside from children and grandchildren life here on my homestead has been moving along at a steady pace. My corn seeds look as though just about all of them now have come up and are about 2 inches high. Amazing to me, I only planted them one week ago. I hope to put them in the garden next weekend. .. if the weather cooperates!
We have had a few good days, and the temps are coming up but still a lot of cloud cover and not much sun. I am praying this changes soon… my garden needs some sunny hot days!!
Due to the lack of sun and cool temps I am making a lot of soup lately. A couple of weeks ago I took out 3 gallon bags full of veggie scraps from the freezer and made a HUGE pot of veggie broth. I ended up with 14 quarts.
Last night I used 2 bags to make some quick and easy hamburger soup. I don’t have a pic to share but will share my recipe.
Easy Hamburger Veggie Soup
3 to 4T olive oil
1 onion, chopped
½ green pepper or several small mini peppers, chopped
3 or 4 large mushrooms, sliced
8 cups stock (beef, chicken or veggie)
1 cup sliced carrots
1 quart (or 2 cans) green beans, drained
½ quart (or 1 can) corn, drained or you can use frozen corn (16oz)
1 can – 16oz diced tomatoes
4 to 6 oz pasta of your choice
1t seasoning salt
½ t pepper
1 to 3t Tabasco sauce (depending on how much kick you like)
Heat olive oil in a 6 quart soup pot. Add onion, peppers, and mushrooms and cook until they start to get soft. Add hamburger and continue cooking until the hamburger is no longer pink. Add stock and carrots and cook for about 15 minutes. Add veggies and pasta and cook as long as your pasta needs (about 8 to 12 minutes). Season with spices. Let simmer for another 15 minutes or so to blend flavors. Serve with homemade bread, crackers, or biscuits and a big green salad.
That’s all from the homestead for now.. hope you enjoy your weekend!! :)