Green smoothie pants and still smiling.
Well, as always I had a bit of fun this week and my darling Thinglets never disappoint.
Little Pee Wee has been chowing down her twice daily “bulk up” baby smoothie. It’s a mixture of avocado and banana with goat milk or water and looks exactly like Nickelodeon SLIME. She gets a bit frantic about me shoveling it in her mouth and flaps her arms while smacking- mouth wide open, “WAHHH!” too slow mom- then smack, open again like a little bird.
Meantime the Bubba had just emerged from an early morning (and yes, premature) bath time, thanks to potty training, so he was standing in the buff next to me insisting I “Wap Bubba, Mom!”
He wanted his “Nigh-night” wrapped like a cape around him.
You guess it, the Bubba got wrapped, Pee Wee got smacked and Mamma got SLIMED! ICK!
The awesome thing is I didn’t even cry or yell.
With company coming over for a Bible Study and no time for anything fancy we made our simplest meal ever. Another winner suggested by my wonderful MIL who is forever surprising me with easy, feed an army solutions for my crazy hand to hand combat of a life! I think she must giggle when I try to plan ahead by calling her in the morning “Do you have any ideas?” then when she does I have to call her three more times before I can get it all written down. I have to giggle at myself when I finally sit down to read what I wrote and it goes something like this…
Add sour cream or ?
Nearly as simple as getting SLIMED!
My kids even ate thirds!
Potato Soup for a Party:
Do I really have to go there? (Shopping List):
- potatoes 24 sm- serves approx 15-20 people
- sour cream or non-dairy milk (16oz sour cream)
- 2 small onions
- ham (if you like)
If I can do it you can do it! (Recipe):
I made this meal ahead so if you do not have time for that start at step 4 then back to step 1.
- Dice (into bite size pieces) and boil Potato’s (we used 24 small russets) 5-8min just until a fork can pierce one.
- Drain off most the water then smash up some of the potatoes (this will be the broth).
- Add sour cream (16oz- if you are expecting a crowd or if you plan to freeze and murder the menu plan notion as I have done). You can also use Mocha Mix or another non-dairy substitute. We pulled out some of the potatoes and made a second non-dairy batch for the Bubba.
- Season to taste. Puree and saute 2 small red onions (I can’t stand the texture of onion) with 4 garlic cloves (pressed) and add salt and pepper to taste.
- The potatoes went (mostly) into a large crock-pot and then the onion mixture got stirred in and the whole thing simmered on low until we were ready to eat.
- Freeze the leftovers and re-heat in a pan over med/low heat or return the whole mess (I mean delicious and oh so gourmet soup) to a crock-pot on low 1hr (or more). You can add more liquid if it is too thick at this point. Water works fine.
- This is also delicious if you add diced up ham. I had some in the freezer and I added it in at the last minute.
Again, my main man, the real Goof couldn’t resist calculating the cost of this one. We scored a huge bag of potatoes on sale for $0.99 and a container of sour cream costs about the same. Realistically a $5.oo meal. This meal would serve approx 15 people so it’s less than a $0.35 per serving even if we had to pay more for the potatoes and use some Mocha Mix.
This has been another recipe for the “What’s for Dinner Wednesday Blog Carnival” Hosted by the Gluten Free Homemaker. Thanks for stopping and check out more great ideas here.
I’ve also submitted this recipe at the $5 dinner challenge at www.5dollardinners.com check it out, there are tons of inexpensive ideas!
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