Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Peanut Butter Sandwich Escapades.

 My four year old decided (on her own initiative) to make a peanut butter sandwich for her two year old brother today. Since this was the first time she ever attempted at making a sandwich I grabbed the camera and figured I would share the experience with you. Here it is...

"Lessons on how to make a Peanut Butter Sandwich for your Kid brother in four easy steps," as taught by my four year old:

 Step One: Glop a heap of peanut butter onto two slices of bread and stick the knife back into the peanut butter.
Step Two: Smash the pieces of bread together.

Step Three: Slide the sandwich over to your kid brother.

Step Four: Demonstrate for your kid brother how to take apart the sandwich and dig into the peanut butter.

Hope you are having as much fun with your kids as we are today. Let the summer fun begin!! :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fresh Vegetable Soup: 1 Points Plus Value!

I started making this soup when I was doing Weight Watchers and I fell in love with it. I am finally getting around to posting it today. I hope you all love it as much as I do. It's incredibly good for you and very figure friendly, so you can eat it guilt-free. ENJOY!!!


2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced

1 medium onion(s), diced

2 medium carrot(s), diced

1 medium sweet red pepper(s), diced

1 stalk(s) (medium) celery, diced

2 small zucchini, diced

2 cup(s) green cabbage, shredded

2 cup(s) Swiss chard, chopped

2 cup(s) cauliflower, small florets

2 cup(s) broccoli, small florets

2 tsp thyme, fresh, fresh, chopped

6 cup(s) vegetable broth

2 Tbsp parsley, or chives, fresh, chopped

1/2 tsp table salt, or to taste

1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, optional


Chop up your stuff.

Put noodles, seasoning packet, garlic, vegetables, thyme and broth into a large soup pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer, partly covered, about 10 minutes.

Stir in parsley or chives; season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

This soup is going to rock your socks off! It is so good! Freezes well, and reheats well, too, so do yourself a favor and double up the batch!

ONE POINTS PLUS VALUE per, like, almost nothing for all you "watchers of weight" out there. ;)