Tuesday, March 16, 2010

"giving is EVEN better than getting"

Today we are busy BUSY..... We are taking a meal to our sweet neighbor who has cancer. She is a young mother of 3 & my heart breaks for her & her family EVERY single day. I hope she will enjoy one our favorite soups (chemo & radiation are making it hard for her to eat solid foods).

~Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Soup~

4 meaty red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, cored & seeded
2 c. imported Italian canned tomatoes, seeded & drained
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled & finely minced
3 c. chicken stock
Salt & freshly ground pepper
Basil leaves

1. Puree the peppers & all the tomatoes in a food processor blender until finely textured but not completely smooth.

2. Heat the olive oil & garlic. When the garlic releases its fragrance, (after about 2 minutes), stir in the pureed pepper & tomato mixture. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil & simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. (I like to serve it up with sour cream & yummy bread).

We made these GREEN St. Pat's cupcakes for her 3 children. Priss found some purple, green, & gold beads to send along too- her children were so excited! You just never know how much a little kindness can bless someone else... (We got to see how true it is that giving is WAY better than getting!!) Today I am even MORE thankful for my health & for moments like these with my kiddos!!!!!

p.s. Priss, Lucy Danyell, & I are headed out to theirs/mine very first mother-daughter-daughter sleepover this afternoon!!! I can't begin to tell you how excited we are for it!!! Let's just say that poor Lucy has been packed & sitting by the door ALL day long...... and Prissy has been packed for a solid week (at least)!

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