For now though I think I'll leave you with some yummy green food and a few "easy on the wallet" decorating ideas that anyone can do:) Oh in case I forgot MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
|A tree topper goes great in an unused vase. Add some of your Christmas tree trimmings and you've got the sweetest vase filler. The brick I found outside the first year we moved here and I just love the fun rustic touch.|
|So now for the yummy green food I promised:) I love this cook book and love trying her very tasty and very rich food..|
Cream of Spinach soup. I also love her Cream of Watercress they're both so amazing!
1/3 cup onions slowly cooked in 3 tbs butter. Stir in 4 cups fresh spinach, sprinkle with salt, leave alone for about 5 min's then sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of flour. Stir and let cook 3min.
|Turn off the heat and pour in 4 ( she adds 5 1/2 cups but I prefer a thicker consistency) cups boiling chicken or veggie stock. Blend with a hand blender.|
|Fresh eggs are amazing and if you know someone with chickens ask to buy some, they are way fresher than the market's, and believe me they taste BETTER!|
|Then in a separate bowl you will need 1/2 cup of cream and 2 egg yolks( this is different I know but the eggs make this soup silky smooth) Beat the eggs and the cream.|
|Beat a cupful of the hot soup in the mixing bowl then gradually add the mixture back to the soup pot. Turn heat back on and cook only a min or two to cook the egg mixture. Then add 2 tbs of butter to the soup and stir.|
|Oh YUMM!!! I wish I had some leftovers...|
|Of course I always love a hot loaf of bread with my soup. I just bought some freshly made ciabatta drizzled with olive oil and added some fresh thyme, parm cheese and finely minced garlic. Heat in oven and serve.|
May your days be Merry and Bright and may all your Christmas's be Beautiful!!!