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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mondays recipe and positive idea to start the week . . .

GOOD MORNING! ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEW WEEK?



This following is not my recipe - it is Lynn's - Happier than a Pig in the Mud - and you know how happy they are - right? Any way it sounded and looked so good I had to make it. And let me tell you it was delicious! She always has a good recipe or an interesting craft to make.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
1 medium onion, quartered
3 stalks celery, quartered
3 medium carrots, quartered
3 Tblsp unsalted butter
Heaping 1/4 tsp ground allspice
1lb plum tomatoes, halved
3 C low-sodium beef broth
4 C water
4 C chopped green cabbage (about 1/4 medium head)
1/2lb Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
3/4 C quick cooking barley
1/4lb corned beef, cut into thin strips (leftovers or deli meat)
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

  1. Pulse onion, celery and carrot in food processor until pea size.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat, add veggies and allspice. Stir till veggies are slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pulse tomatoes in food processor till finely chopped, add to pot.
  4. Add beef broth, water, cabbage, potatoes, and barley, cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and reduce to simmer until potatoes and barley are tender, about 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in corned beef and season with S&P.

What I did differently: I like chunky veggies so I didn't put them through the food processor. Don't have ground allspice so I just tossed two big whole berries into the pot. I had a half a can of diced tomatoes in the freezer (from this recipe) so that's what I used. Didn't have fast cooking barley so I cooked my regular barley in a separate pot until it was almost done, then drained the water and transferred it to the soup. Because the barley was already cooked I reduced the water to about a cup. Also added a little Beef Better Than Bullion to bump up the flavor.



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

Well I do believe that if you have the right beliefs - it will change your behavior!!!

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Okay, okay! You know the weekend always makes me late come Monday,but I do catch up during the week!

School Update - We have an interview today at 3:15pm at a Baptist School. It seems like a nice school and it is close to home. They are board certified. GS has shadowed it and liked it. And it is small, but not too small. So whatever God's will is - I pray for that. Hope you all have a great Monday.

56 comments:

The Brown Recluse said...

I never really developed a knack for cooking or baking. I'd probably be healthier if I cooked.

I really like the thought for the day. My first reaction was, "I need to tell somebody that." Then I remembered I should probably tell myself that.

I wish the best for GS...I know it's been a trial for you all.

Jill said...

Sending prayers!

Sandra said...

good luck today with the interview. hope all goes well. some people state their beliefs with their mouths OUT loud, really loud, but their behavior does not reflect the beliefs. that quote made me think hard, now my head hurts. LOL

andy said...

Happy Monday! !! That soup sounds yummy!!!!

Shug said...

I sure love that "thought for the day"...thanks for sharing.
have a great day.
shug

Sally said...

Will be thinking of you guys this afternoon, and yes praying for God's will!

Hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

The recipe sounds delicious. As for the lady in red? Can't someone put a pie in her face? lol

And when my attitude gets better today, I will be praying for God's will in the school situation you mentioned.

Debbie said...

the soup sound super yummy and i love your thought for the day!!

i will have to back up to understand the school update. is this school for one of your grandchildren??

Maple Lane said...

Will be praying about the school situation for your GS.

Wanda's Wings said...

Yummy sounding soup! You have a great day.

Remington said...

Sounds yummy! Hope all goes well with the school....

Love Of Quilts said...

Good luck with the school hope it works out for you all.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Praying for you today! Say a prayer for Carter his eye is hurting and I'm taking him to the eye Dr this afternoon. Hugs, LInda

Thisisme. said...

I'm sure the Lord will make sure that GS goes to the right school that will be good for him. It is so important for him to be in a happy environment where he can flourish. Not sure about the cabbage and corned beef soup mind!!

SweetMarie said...

Hope all goes well today for your GS. :) Love your thought for the day! :) Happy Monday!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love your thought for the day, Sandie. Hope all goes well with the interview today. Let us know how it goes. Have a wonderful day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hope the interview goes well.

Well, I'm getting my cabbage in today, but no corned beef. I have a country lima beans and cabbage soup in the crockpot. It's really yummy - for some reason after it cooks all day it tastes smoky and wonderful.

Joyce said...

Prayers headed up 75 to you today:-)

Ginny said...

I have been praying that God will lead you to the school that is just right for him. Please either post and let us know how it went or else e-mail me!!!

Belle said...

I will pray for your grandson about this school. I'm so happy you found another one! That soup sounds like something my hubby would love. Thanks and have a lovely Monday!

Deb said...

the soup sounds good...send prayers for your GS...

Eva Ason said...

Happy Monday my friend! Nice recipe, we had cornbeef with cabbage for dinner yesterday :) I like the thought for the day. Hope it'll go well at the meeting. It sounds very good that it's not so big. That could be a good thing. My monday has been fantastic, it's nearly 8pm and it's not even dark yet :)
Big hugs

Eva

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Your soup sound wonderful. I like both cabbage and corned beef. Plus, I will eat "almost" anything I do not have to cook. I am so over having to decide "what's for dinner".

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Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Ohhhhhh, I HOPE this is the right school for GS. God's will be done.

Loved the "bow" red dress (the model is not too bad either. ha ha).

Nice, pleasant thoughts to start the day. Thanks, girlfriend. Susan

Grandma Bonnie said...

Mmm, I will have to try this recipe. I love cabbage soup. Best of luck with the school.

Gloria Hood said...

Oh goody! A new soup to make!!! Thank you!

Arkansas Patti said...

Hope you get the school you want. I prefer small schools as I went to both. Small school was 10the ranking in the state of Ohio. Large school in Fl was a playboy school and a scary amount of our grads couldn't make it through first year of college. Good luck.

Ann said...

Oh that soup does sound good but I highly doubt I could get my husband to eat it. He does not like cabbage and I love it.
Good luck with the school

Ellie said...

That soup does sound tasty - but I'm the only one in the house that will eat cabbage (I love it).
I really like your thought of the day.
Have a really good week. :))

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That red dress looks familiar. I think I wore one like it to my prom.

Paula said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog. I look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a yummy recipe.
Love the thought for the day!
Happy Monday.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So glad you liked the soup and thanks for the shout-out Sandie! I'm sure everything will work out well with school:@)

ruthie said...

I LOVE that quote! Oh - I need to remember it to tell my kids! The soup sounds yumm!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That's a great quote.

Hope the interview goes well!

Karen Lange said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe! It sounds yummy. :) Will continue to pray for your grandson's school situation.

Happy Monday to you too,
Karen

Nancy said...

We love soup so I will definitely be trying this one out...sounds delicious.....

I'll be glad to see about the school decision as I know this has been on your mind for awhile....

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

Thanks for the recipe! It sounds really yummy.

I hope all went well at the interview.

xo,
Dee

Delena said...

I have craved more corn beef ever since we ate it here in Yuma at a St. Patricks Day party. I have it on a list to buy when we get back home to Canada. This recipe sounds perfect to print and use when the corn beef is purchased. Cheers!

Angela said...

I love corned beef and cabbage!

Hope the interview went great today!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Hope the Baptist school works out. Sounds great that it's close to home! The recipe sounds good. I hardly EVER cook with cabbage! Might be time to change! Enjoy!

Jewel said...

Hi Sandie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Wow! I loved the first picture on your post today! Red is my favorite color! :-) praying wiht you about the school situation. I remember when we were seeking direction for our son. You/they will know in their heart what is the right decision. The Lord is just that way...giving us our intuition to help us!
I love your blog already! So positive and uplifting!

Jewel said...

Hi Sandie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Wow! I loved the first picture on your post today! Red is my favorite color! :-) praying wiht you about the school situation. I remember when we were seeking direction for our son. You/they will know in their heart what is the right decision. The Lord is just that way...giving us our intuition to help us!
I love your blog already! So positive and uplifting!

Jewel said...

Hi Sandie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Wow! I loved the first picture on your post today! Red is my favorite color! :-) praying wiht you about the school situation. I remember when we were seeking direction for our son. You/they will know in their heart what is the right decision. The Lord is just that way...giving us our intuition to help us!
I love your blog already! So positive and uplifting!

Michaele said...

It wasn't enough that I drooled over this when Happier posted it - I had to go through it again here : )
Thanks for the update on your GS - how about your "procedure"?

Kat said...

Happy Monday and good luck with the school!

Stacy said...

It does sound good, but I believe I will stay away. I made corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day and took the slow cooker full of it to church in the trunk of my car. It wasn't so full when I got there. What a mess. And the smell!! My car still smells like a giant "toot" when you first open the door. :P

BECKY said...

Howdy, Sandie! I forgot to tell you that I thought of you (and Linda) last Wednesday. That's the day I met a friend for lunch, and we were seated in a booth very similar to the one at Ted's!!

momto8 said...

thanks for the recipe and the quote!!
and good luck with school!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, The corned beef and cabbage soup sounds great... Thanks!!!!

Hope your grandson finds a school which he loves and will be happy in... Keep us posted.

Love the thought for the day.
Hugs,
Betsy

TARYTERRE said...

SOUP sounds good. But it will be a while before I make it. We just gone done with our St. Patrick's Day leftovers. LOL Loved the thought for the day. take care. PS) Good Luck with the school.

Crystal Mary said...

You give nourishment to the body and the soul.., XXXX

Jim said...

Wow, Sandy ~~ If Blogger behaves and the creek doesn't flood I will be your number 53 comment here!

I am glad I came because now I can be happy that the school seems to have a spot for GrandSon. Nice too that he likes it. First impressions go a long way. We can pray that this is the answer to our prayers for him and you all.
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Debbie said...

Thanks for the reminder to cover the interview today. This is the one that you didn't even know was there originally, as I recall. I'm anxious to find out if this is "the" one!

I just know there is a perfect solution for him!

Catherine said...

I like that quote!
Wishing you a very happy week!
xo Catherine

Granny Annie said...

I am betting my husband will love that soup. Cannot wait to make it. Thanks for the recipe.

I stole your Thought For The Day for my facebook page. Great one!