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Fall, hot tea and potato soup

     I  love fall.....sitting on the front porch swinging, watching the leaves blow and drinking hot tea.  I also start to think about soup, chili and things like that for supper.  One of my favorite soups is potato soup from my friend and neighbor's recipe.  I have tried several but this one is even better tasting and SO simple to make.  It gets better and better as you reheat if there is any left to reheat.  I usually make a double batch as all my family loves it.      I am Sharing the recipe below, let me know what you think if you try it.....
Deb's Potato Soup
5# to 10# Potatoes
1-2 sticks Margarine
1-2 pkgs. Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits
1-2 cups Milk
Salt & Pepper (to your taste)
Minced onions~dried (to your taste)

Toppings...
Margarine
Sour Cream
Grated Cheddar Cheese
Chives/Green Onions
More Real Bacon Bits, if you like

Peel & cube potatoes (not too small, they'll cook down some) Boil till totally done...add stick margarine, milk, bacon bits, minced onions, salt & p…

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God bless, Pat

The Simple Woman's Kitchen and Garden for September 2012

I have done The Simple Woman's Daybook off and on for awhile now.  This month she started a couple of new things.  One of them is called The Simple Woman's Kitchen and Garden.  You can share recipes,the way you decorate your kitchen, pictures or ideas for gardens etc.        I had to go to a meeting recently and had to carry a vegetable but it also had to contain apples.  I looked and looked and finally decided to cook this recipe and let me tell you I will be cooking it again as it was really good.  It is a wonderful fall recipe to I am sharing it with ya'll-hope you like it too.....  Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Apples
 Ingredients:4 pounds sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled, sliced (about 8 cups sliced)1/3 cup butter or margarine 2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced1/2 cup apple juice1/4 cup brown sugar1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepperdash cinnamon, to taste, optional Preparation: Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cook apples until tender. Add the…

The Simple Woman's Daybook for September 14, 2012

For Today, September 14, 2012 Outside my window...The sun is shining but rain and cooler temps are possible :)
I am thinking...I need to be finishing supper-Tacos for supper  I am thankful for...family that cares all the time not just when they want something
I am going...to work on some projects after supper is eaten and cleaned up
I am wearing...capris and tshirt I am noticing...that I am forget alot easier lately  In the kitchen...tacos tonight and deer roast with veggies for tomorrow night
I am reading...bible and frazzled Moma devotions  I am wondering...if I will ever get caught up on housework  I am hoping...I can get through testing my son this week
I am looking forward to..getting projects done and in mail
Around the house..the sounds of grands  I am pondering these words...peace,joy, contentment
One of my favorite things...hot tea and anything chocolate
A few plans for the rest of the week...blessing my house, caring for grands, working on school stuff and church projects and…

Hairbows, giveaway and awareness.....

I am hosting a giveaway on my facebook blogpage.  It is to help my DIL who is making hairbows, to raise awareness for some illnesses and diseases and to raise some money.....go check it out on my page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Life-With-The-Loves/201693106596152
     My bow is leukemia for my Daddy, what will yours be for if you win?

God bless,
Pat

Don't wait for "Let me Know"!

I have been talking to some of my friends and family about life and how busy it seems.  We are so busy living life that sometimes I wonder if we are living.  We get so busy sometimes with things that we lose people.
     Have you ever had a friend that you knew was going through something traumatic and you looked at them and said something like, "I am here for you", "Just let me know if I can do anything"? I have done it many times.  But, how many times do you actually do something, do anything?  This was brought to my attention recently and boy it made me think.
     Maybe if we just gave them a hug, sent a card, made the phone call.  Maybe we could just mow the grass we see needs mowing, pick up the paper that is piling up in the yard, drop off some groceries,or so much more.  Instead of asking, "What can I do"?  Do SOMETHING.  Sometimes they may not be even able to think what they need.
     Also, for you the situation may go away in a few days b…