Life with the Bs

Movie and Soup

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We had a pretty good weekend!  Janie won a round of bingo at her school Bingo Night.  She was disappointed that she didn’t win the Xbox, which was funny because I have never heard her say anything about wanting an Xbox.  Maybe she just likes to win, like her super competitive parents.

I won tickets for a showing of Peter Pan on Saturday morning.  They asked that the kids wear pajamas so that was a special treat.

CAM00498Both kids fell asleep on the way home!

CAM00502Tim is a hunter so we have lots of venison in the freezer.  We choose to get most of it ground because I can substitute it in most ground beef or turkey recipes.  According, to myfitnesspal, venison has way less fat than beef and more protein than turkey and beef.  And it’s organic!

On Saturday night, I made an excellent vegetable soup with stuff that I had on hand.  Here’s the recipe:

1lb ground meat (venison, turkey or beef will work)

3 whole carrots sliced

2 celery stalks sliced

1 small onion minced

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 tub of Knorr concentrated vegetable stock

2 cups of water

1 bay leaf

a dash of salt

a dash of basil

a dash of garlic powder

Brown meat and onions in a skillet.  Put all of the other ingredients in a crock pot.  Add the browned meat and onions.  I had mine in the crock pot on high for about 1.5 hours.  We liked that the carrots and celery were still a little crisp.  I served it with corn bread muffins and it was a huge hit!

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