My grandpa is the most...captivating men I know. He is my absolute hero, and I am so blessed to have him in my life. He talks a big game, but he is the biggest lover I know. He'd do anything for my brother and I (we're his only grandchildren) and its just incredible to me how he can light up a room. I love having him where ever we are. And my brother and I were so fortunate to have him only three blocks away growing up. I have a million memories with my grandpa. My favorite is dancing with him in his living room to Glenn Miller. Another one of my favorites is making Hearty Winter Soup with him one cold, wintery day. We made a mistake with the cheese however and it didn't turn out as creamy as it was suppose to...
|always ready for a kiss from his grand daughter|
I had to add these pictures of my supremely handsome grandfather...
But on to the soup!
Hearty Winter Soup
Here's what you need...
1 Cup Water
1 Cup Cubed Potatoes
1/2 Cup Carrot Slices
1/2 Cup Celery Slices
3/4 lb of Velveeta Cheese (cubed)
1 Cup Cubed Ham
Dash of pepper
1) Bring water, potatoes, carrots, and celery to boil
2) Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until veggies are tender
3) Add remaining ingredients, cook, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted
This recipe yields 4 1- cup servings
But as you can see from the picture I tweaked it just a wee bit...
I have been wanting to try more crock pot recipes so I thought I'd try this in the crock pot instead of on the stove.
I threw the ham and chopped veggies in the crock pot and made sure they were submerged in water. I set it on low and let it simmer away for about four to six hours. I then added some cheese and let it melt down. I threw in a dash of pepper and garlic salt and...DELICIOUS!!!!
|veggies and ham chopped and ready to go|
|once veggies have boiled down, add the cheese|
|oh so good! And HEARTY!|
Last weekend was wonderful. Even though every trip home is far too rushed and not near long enough, we were able to see family. It was so great to see our niece and nephews and be able to make these memories with their family. Here is a pic of the hubs all dressed up like a scientist with our niece and nephew...
|my handsome husband...lovin playing scientist with the kiddos|
And meet David, the new bird feeder my mom got me!
I named him David off a show I used to love as a kid...David the Gnome.
And have I mentioned how much I LOVE antiques? I found this in the garage. It was my grandmothers and my dad said I could have it! SCORE! I love finding sweet stuff!
|Grandma's Kitchen Scale|
I see that I have two new readers! Thanks guys for following our life, I love meeting new people and sharing my yummy recipes with you all!
From my kitchen to yours...
In God's love,