Welcome 2016 …

A good Christmas, a good New Year’s Eve, and work-weekend one (of 52) down*… I like it!  [* – and that’s all I have to say about Weekend Wrap Up/ER nursing today, while I ruminate and mentally readjust!] Plus … I have a beautiful family; Flooring is complete in my bedroom (which means we’re only like …

So, yeah … we tried it:

Cheeseburger soup – in the crockpot.  Umm, with the Velveeta ‘cheese’ … Call it comfort food for our weekend’s hard work: If you’re feeling hypotensive, it will surely bring your blood pressure up.  I’m not saying I wouldn’t play with the recipe again (minus the Velveeta/salt-lick)…  I like comfort food as much as the next …

I am now the proud owner …

Of 3 gallons of my best-ever hearty Chicken Noodle Soup.  Complete with water chestnuts (I’m allergic to celery), parsnip, carrots, cauliflower, spinach, corn, pea-pods … heavy on the onion, garlic and cream (all with magical healing powers), with a pinch of shredded parmesan (1 cup) and mustard powder.  Seriously, this is AMAZING.  Although, I LOVE …

Christmas 2014

We had some fun Christmas moments this year: We (as a family unit) decided we needed to hit a few more stores on Christmas Eve … It’s quite an adventure if you haven’t tried it.  All sorts of interesting people-watching to be done, including us at times:  We found a hat just made for modeling …

A (quietly) productive week …

And ending on a great note:  I’m meeting with ‘The Girls’ again – my childhood friends.  We’ve had some (slightly) impressive changes since we last got together … [Good Lord – we ARE some kind of version of “The Big Chill”] … so, we have lots to share.  I’m so looking forward to seeing them …

Whipped Cream Frosting …

Where have you been all my life?  An amazing, wonderful, incredible coworker (whom I LOVE!) shared a frosting recipe this weekend (it ALMOST made up for all the craziness we endured on behalf of our patient population … 5AM take down of a male someone half my age … don’t get me started!).  Anyway – I’m sharing …