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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Carrot Soup

It's all about healthy at my house.
I am turning over a new leaf!
Any great recipes you care to share?

This is one I tried last night.
It comes from this month's Better Homes and Gardens.
The grown ups liked. The kids- not so much.


3 Tbsp. olive oil
4 cups (approx. 4 whole) sliced onions
4 cups sliced carrots (Carrots with greens attached are sweeter. Ina told me.:-))
32 oz. reduced sodium chicken broth

1. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and season with salt. Cook 10 min., stirring occasionally.
2. Add carrots, cook for 10 min. more, stirring occasionally. Add broth, bring to a simmer. Simmer covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
3. In a blender or food processor, blend soup, 1/3 at a time, until smooth. Return to pot; heat through.
4. Enjoy with toasted pita wedges and hummus. Mmmmm....


Lindsay-ann said...

That sounds so good Lori. I am very lazy when it comes to soup. It's so easy to just buy it ready made. I attempted to make some myself a few weeks ago and it was not nice at all! I love pitta bread and naan bread too. I have never thought of having it with soup. It's a great idea.

Dawn Parsons Smith said...

I love that you paired this up with pita chips and hummus:) I've been trying to turn things around with healthy foods in our house too...it's definitely lots of trial and error! This soup sounds good to me!