Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What Big Teeth You Have Grandma

I'm done. The packages are wrapped and snugged beneath the tree. Cold, wet and windy the weather has turned and I'm thankful I have the Christmas shopping done. It's wet here. The outside walls of the house are dripping moisture and that's even without it actively raining. The humidity has been so high that everything is shedding drops of moisture. This is not my favorite weather.
Today I visited the dentist and that's always good for a few giggles and grins. A needle of numbing fluid injected into the hinged part of my jaw and then my mouth was pried open wide while the hygienist did the deep cleaning required. Under the gums with the sharp little appliance that cleans with water and high pressure, I gripped the arms of the chair I was sitting in while waiting for pain to shoot through the top of my head. It didn't happen and I can only imagine how high my blood pressure was from anticipating pain. A consultation from the dentist confirmed the fact that I will be broke by the time I get finished with this project.
The year 2010 will be dedicated to getting all my dental work done. That should keep me busy for the whole year.
My next project:
Fry bacon crisp, remove, crumble and set aside.
Fry diced onion and diced potatoes in the bacon drippings
till soft
Add 1 qt. heavy whipping creme and celery seeds to the
onion and potatoes and add back the crisp crumbled bacon
Simmer till thoroughly heated and the potatoes are soft.
The whipping creme makes this so rich that a small bowl is filling. I add some crumbled crisp bacon bits and green onion tops on it when serving.
Oh yum, potato soup. I think 'soup' when it's cold out and I have to resort to long pants. Long pants equals soup and that's just the way it is in my world.
I'm outta here to go watch cartoons with Carrie while the soup simmers atop the stove. Bowls are lined up and ready to be filled.
Happy Wednesday and it is!

1 comment:

  1. I love potato soup too, but I'm guilty of making the lower fat version, LOL, I really can't help myself!

    And it still tastes really good, so if you don't tell the my family that I cheated the calories, they never know, shhh.

    Yeah, I'm all about the soup in the winter time, its just the right thing to do : )


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