Thursday, August 30, 2012

Is it the weekend yet?

 Happy Friday Eve..and Long Weekend Eve as well!

Brian and I have been feeling sick most of the week but luckily are feeling much better today! This morning I got to have brunch with my friend Rachel and we spent a good part of the day chatting, antique shopping and baking! How fun!

Tonight I had a couple friends over to try a Pinterest project and a couple pumpkin-y recipes. It was a great night full of good conversation and a lot of laughing! Im thinking about getting a group of girls together monthly to do a Pinterest craft and or recipe night! Fun right?

Here is my Crockpot Potato Soup recipe from the other night. It turned out great and the leftovers were just as good!


6 Medium potatoes , peeled and diced.
1 (14oz) can of Chicken Broth
1/2 of a medium onion, diced
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup butter
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup of Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt


Put the diced potatoes, chopped onions and chicken broth in a sauce pan and fill just enough to cover 
the potatoes with water . Cook until soft.

Heat the crockpot on HIGH. Melt the butter along with garlic. Let it simmer in crockpot for 5 minutes.

Add 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of flour to butter mixture in crockpot. Mix well and let simmer until thick. Add remaining 2 cups of milk. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Add sour cream, cheese, seasoned salt, bacon and potato mixture to crockpot. Reduce heat to low and cook for 3-4 hours.

Simple enough right?

So. Good.

Now for my 2 pumpkin-y recipes from tonight. I found both on Pinterest of course!

1) Pumpkin Pie Fruit Dip (http://pinterest.com/pin/230105862181979250/)

  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (Splenda would work too)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or more to taste)*
  • 6 oz fat free Greek yogur
  • 8 oz Cool Whip (I used fat-free)
  • cut up apples, bananas, and other fruits/crackers/cookies to dip

Mix pumpkin with brown sugar, vanilla and spices, blend well. Mix in yogurt. Fold in cool whip and chill in refrigerator until ready to eat.

The Second is the easiest recipe ever-Pumpkin Muffins!(http://pinterest.com/pin/230105862181975012/)


1 Box of Yellow Cake Mix
15oz can of Pumpkin


 Preheat oven to 350.

Mix two ingredients and pour into muffin tin. Bake for 22mins at 350. 

Yep, That simple and they taste WON-DER-FUL!

Anyways, I hope you all enjoy your long weekend! Go out and do something fun!

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