Monday, June 13, 2011

Alphabet Vegetable Soup

I've been wanting to make my own Alphabet Vegetable Soup so I kind of made one up the other night and I thought it turned out really well.
Alphabet Vegetable Soup

1 onion chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 cups Vegetable Cocktail juice (V8 or whatever)
2 cups beef broth
1 package frozen mixed vegetables
1 1/2 tsp. parsley (I used fresh)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup alphabet noodles or pasta of choice

    Saute Onion and carrots in olive oil until tender.  Then add broth and vegetable juice.  Bring to a boil.  Add the frozen vegetables and spices.  Depending on cooking time on vegetables and pasta add them so they will all finish at the same time.  My vegetables cooked in about five minutes and the pasta took one.  They were very small noodles.

Serve immediately and enjoy the amount of vegetables you get from it.

Other ideas for vegetables:  spinach, cabbage, etc. 

Tie Onesie

When I had my first son we found a tie onsie at a store and I loved him in it.  Then when I had my most recent son my sister made me a bunch more.  They are really easy to make. 
I used old stained clothes for the tie material.
Made a pattern for the tie or bow tie.

Cut it out and used my thickest stitch setting to sew it on.  You could even use fusible interfacing to make it easier.