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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thank You Holly and A Great Soup to Share

Hello to all of my friends.  Hoping you all had a great day and now we are counting down toward another weekend.  We are suppose to have storms tomorrow afternoon and after that beautiful weather for the  weekend.  There is a craft show in a neighboring town but there are never prims there but a quilt shop near by so hoping we get to go visit on Saturday.

Do you guys like coffee?  Welll the Mister and I both LOVE coffee.  The only day we have time to sit and empty a full pot is on Saturday.   On Saturday we compromise as to the strength of our coffee.  Our taste differ.  He likes his STRONG and I like mine , well  medium strong. We both take it black. But in the evening when we drink a cup and have  dessert we each like our own coffee.

A few weeks back Holly surprised me with my very own one cup coffee maker.  I am so in love with this little pot. No it's not an expensive coffee maker, and she got it at Wal-Mart but now I can have coffee the strength I want whenever I want it..  It's a Hamilton Beach and it is even in my favorite color.

Now this is definitely not for you folks that drink more than a cup, but at night just perfect for me.  And it uses these little pouches. 

You can get these in all different flavors and strengths.  I now have a good cup of coffee each night .  In fact it's about that time and a piece of homemade pound cake is waiting on me.  Thanks Holly, a great "love ya" gift and  one I use every night.

Today at the homeplace it was cloudy, damp, and wonderful.  I was lazy today and just did a little of nothing.  Soup sounded good for supper and I had a new recipe I had been wanting to try.  And I am so glad I did.

It was called Queso Potato Chowder

I was visiting blogs and just happened upon this recipe.  You can find it here. It was delicious.  Mr. P is a picky eater and I was scared he wouldn't like it but was so excited when he emptied two bowls.  It will be a keeper for sure. 

Well that is about all I have to share today. Thank you for stopping by to say hello and a warm welcome to the new followers who recently decided to follow along .  Until  next time.


  1. Yummy! That soup sounds wonderful!!! And I love your new coffee pot. Holly is so sweet!!!

  2. Good evening, Angela! My Father In Law had the very same coffee pot, he used his original one so much it burned out and I was able to find one just like it and surprise him at Christmas. The soup looks delicious, great for this cold damp weather we are once again experiencing...have a great Thursday:) K

  3. Your soup sounds tasty!
    I don't drink coffee, but I think your little coffee maker is neat. I love the red, of course1

  4. That little coffee maker is so cute! I LOVE coffee ~ always a pot standing by. And Dunkin Donuts XL is a must on errands and outings :)

    That soup looks delicious ~ especially on a damp day.

  5. I love the color! I don't drink coffee either, but wonder how this would work for cocoa or cider mix??? The soup looks good!

  6. I don't drink coffee, but I love your red coffee maker!! I have red canisters in my kitchen...a red toaster...and a red mixer.
    The soup looks yummy and is perfect on a cloudy, damp day.

  7. Yes, yes, I am a coffee-a-holic! Love that sweet lil' red coffeemaker from Holly...

    And soup, both hubby and I love soup, I'll have to try this recipe. We both say we cold eat soup everyday all winter long..

    Thanks for sharing & Hugs to You and Yours,

  8. Hi Angela, Not a coffee drinker either. That was nice of Holly to get you that. A belated birthday gift???? I'm glad someone else doesn't want to do much on a dreary day!!!! Soup looks good, but I'm not much of a soup eater either. Now that pound cake..........


  9. I am a certified soup-aholic, and now I have a new one to try...Thanks so much! Sounds yummy - rich and different....I love my coffee, but don't stomach it well after lunch for some reason - just doesn't sit well. But such a cute maker - and thoughtful of Holly. Hope you got my return email and it makes some sense!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. What a sweet surprise. I like a cup of coffee in the evening too. But only one and Papa John can't drink a cup in the evening or he will not sleep. Holly is such asweet daughter.
    Oh my that soup looks super yummy. I could live on soup and sweets..:)
    I can't wai tto get the new Deb Macomber book.
    I am reading the one about the fruitcake now.
    Happy Fall Dear Friend!
    Love & JOY

  11. Mmmmmmm. It's morning... but that soup looks like a good breakfast to me! Yum!

    Love the new coffee maker. SOund slike it's just what you needed.

    Carmen and the Primcats

  12. What a great gift from Holly! I have to ask you where you got your headless guy. I made one just like that a few years ago and I can't remember who I sold it to. Wouldn't that be something if it made it from Michigan to Georgia!!?? I saw Sharon (Speckled Hen) and had breadfast with Rebecca (Rebecca's Thyme) while I was in TN and will be posting pictures soon. Have a great ay, Dawn

  13. I have a one-cupper that I got for Christmas last year and I love it!

  14. Hi Angela, Love my coffee, I have been wanting one of those one cup coffee makers. The potato chowder sounds good also, just was thinking I wanted a good potato soup recipe, will have to check it out. Take care, Hugs, Vicky