Birthdays, Books, and Bread
by Jacquie Rogers
by Jacquie Rogers
I normally don't have a problem with last-minute plans, but this graduation posed several challenges. First, it was at 10am. I'm not a morning person. Second, WSDOT closed I-5 for repaving. Traffic in the Seattle area is horrific at the best of times, so Mr R wasn't overly enthused about negotiating jammed up alternative routes. But he relented and we headed south.
|Our granddaughter's kindergarten graduation|
And start cooking for the birthday dinner. I made bread bowls for potato soup. Yummy.
|Bread bowls were a hit with the kids!|
Dice potatoes and onions (same amount of onions as potatoes), and less celery or to taste. Salt and boil in as little water as possible. This is where the Instant Pot comes in handy because you can put water in the inner liner, the trivet, and then the pot of potato soup makin's on that--so no water in the potatoes at all. Pressure for 20 to 30 minutes depending on how full the pot is. When cooked, throw in a big wad of garlic, some bacon bits, and black pepper to taste, then pour in half and half until it covers the potatoes. Stir and let warm through. Voila! You have delicious genuine potato soup and it's gluten-free.
No, I don't have a picture because I did my utter best to ruin my Instant Pot by boiling the milk over--it was all over the place including in the electrical spot that's always supposed to be dry. Luckily, Mr R and my sister-in-law fixed it.
It's always advantageous to sleep with an engineer.
In case you haven't read it yet, the sixth book in the Hearts of Owyhee series, Much Ado About Mail-Order Brides is now available on Amazon. Here's the cover:
Three mail-order brides, but his heart belongs to another. What’s a man to do?
I'm currently working on a story titled A Family for Polly, and it's connected to A Family for Merry by Caroline Clemmons. These stories along with Carra Copelin's story will be released July 19 in a boxed set Under a Mulberry Moon, so be watching for it!
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