Saturday, January 21, 2012

An Anniversary

Well, if you've been following my blog for anytime, you know my story about being married. My husband and I have been married for 6 years as of today. But, we were married for 14 years before and divorced for about 5 years in between our years of marriage. Yes, I remarried my husband. So, today, we are not only celebrating our 6 year anniversary, we are celebrating our 25th Anniversary as well. We are taking our daughters to a great French restaurant called, Fuel, and we are celebrating being a family for 25 years.
This may seem strange to people, but we never stopped being a family, even during the divorce. I have a daughter from a previous marriage, and she and my youngest daughter will join us in celebrating all the years we have been together as a family unit. Even though my husband and I weren't together for those 5 years, we still maintained our family as one. The girls were never separated and my husband continued to be a father to my oldest daughter during our time of separation.
I am happy to say, that the past 6 years have been wonderful and I am truly blessed for having a second chance with a man I truly love. He has integrity, loyalty, honestly, a great work ethic and he loves me so unconditionally... I am thankful to the Lord for being the center of our marriage and for giving us this opportunity to celebrate our life together.. So Happy Anniversary to my best friend and to our daughters for always being supportive or our marriage... Truly Blessed!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kale Soup...a Winter's Delight

I love making soups in the winter time.. this was one made out of pure imagination. I used what I had on hand and came up with this wonderful, tasty winter soup. Hope you enjoy.. Oh, and that cast iron dutch oven,,,my Christmas present from my daughter,,,my new love of my kitchen!!
First, wash and cut the tough stalks from the Kale
Then, saute onions, garlic and carrots in olive oil..

Next, I added a bag of field bean from my freezer with green beans..
Some turkey kielbasa for some protein in the soup.. cut into bite size pieces. Add some chicken broth and let simmer
My New Dutch Oven...simmering with hearty, good-for-you soup!

The finished product,,,yummy!!!

 Use your imagination when you create dinner.. head to your cupboards, freezer and fridge for a chance on making something new and delicious..Good Luck!!