Friday, January 25, 2013

Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup
      It's a cold snowy day and I took the day off from my "real job"  to work on my Etsy shop.  (Don't worry, I have plenty of PTO time).  They were predicting snow all week so I asked for the day off  ahead of time because I hate driving in the snow . 
Anyhoo, I made this soup this morning in the crockpot so I didn't have to worry about food the rest of the day.  It's filling and warming.  I thought I'd share the recipe with all of you.
  • Turkey Ham (or regular ham if you prefer) diced
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • Two handfuls baby carrots
  •  4 potatoes peeled and diced
  • Can of pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • Small Onion chopped
  • Garlic salt - a couple of shakes
  • Red pepper flakes - to taste (I like my a little spicy)
Put all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for one hour, then on low for 3-4 hours.
When nearly done turn crockpot back up to high and add 1/2 cup of small shells or ditalini and cook til tender ( about 15 mins).

Serve with cornbread or biscuits.  YUM!
    Stay tuned tomorrow to see the new items being added to my Etsy shop. (hint: dapper headgear)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Top Hats and Tuxes - Inspiration

Today I'm inspired by the dapper look of top hats and tuxedos.  Does anyone but me miss the days when men dressed to the nines to go out?  I love movies from the thirties and forties when a night out meant a tux for the man and an evening gown for the lady at a nightclub with dinner and dancing.

Now the only guy you see in a top hat are these guys.  Sigh

Anyhoo I'm inspired to make top hats for baby boys for my Etsy shop.  So that's what I'm working on this weekend and I hope to have them in the shop this week.

I'm always looking for cute patterns for baby boys because I feel it's harder to find  cute things for them.  And I have two grandsons.  My daughter is preggers again and we're all "Thinking Pink", except for  my 5 year old grandson who told his mother :  "I hope you have a boy.  I don't want all that girly stuff in the house."  LOL


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm so excited to be co-hosting this Twitter Hop this week!!  I've participated in the twitter hop several times and the amount of twitter followers I have has increased wonderfully.  So Jump on it, join in the fun and hop around.!