Hey there Friday! Good to see you all again through the link-up. This week has been a good one, but boy is this weekend going to be long! That’s because it’s Holiday Boutique weekend here in Kansas City! Which brings me to my #1 thing I’m loving this week.
1. Holiday Boutique
Yep, it’s that time of the year again! Thousands of vendors come from all over the Midwest to KC’s annual Holiday Boutique, and this is Zuzu’s first year to be a part of it! We had our kick off day yesterday and, not having any idea what to expect, did fabulous! I was only able to be there for about 4 hours last night, but it was so fun to watch my Mom’s store get their name out and sell lots of great stuff. It’s always fun for me to watch my mom in her element. She is the best!
2. A Weekend to Myself
Since I will be at the mart all weekend, Eric has decided to take Nora up to Nebraska for the weekend by himself. GULP! I have never been away from my sweet girl for more than one night and I haven’t been away from Eric for a night in years, so this will be a hard weekend for me. I so wish I could be going with them, but I know that they will have a great time together. I feel some late night crafting will be going on to distract me from my loneliness.
3. This Sign
I have been trying to figure out how to decorate our front porch this year. I wanted something clean, but cheery! Sunday while Nora was napping, Eric helped me cut all the wood from an old chair we had in our back yard and then I got to painting. It turned out great, don’t you think? The best thing about this beauty…everything was free!! Yes!
4. Cold Weather = Soup Weather
This week has been chilly here! So I decided to make a couple of soups this week to warm my family’s tummies. The first I made was a simple chicken noodle soup recipe. Here it is:
4-5 cooked chicken breasts (you can boil raw ones or use a rotisserie chicken), shredded
5 stalks celery, diced
5 carrots, diced
8 cups chicken broth
1 bag Reame’s Frozen Egg Noodles, family size bag
2 bay leaves
1. melt some butter in your skillet and add your veggies. Cook until the onions are translucent, about 7 minutes.
2. Transfer veggies into pot and add chicken and broth.
3. Bring to a boil, once boiling, add bay leaves and bring down to a simmer.
4. Add noodles and cook uncovered for 25 minutes.
Easy peasy, right? The other recipe I used was Pioneer Woman’s cheese corn chowder. I have made this numerous times and I know for a fact that I will be making it for years to come. Side note…once you’ve made it, fry up extra bacon and dip it in the soup with some sourdough bread. You can thank me now for that little tip 🙂
5. Bass Pro Shop Trip
If any moms are looking for ideas on entertaining your little ones this winter, go to Bass Pro Shop or Cabela’s! We went this past week and watched the fish and looked at the taxidermies for quite some time. Nora LOVED sitting in front of the fish tanks, but was having a hard time understanding why she couldn’t reach through the glass to touch the fishies 🙂
Happy Friday friends! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!