Mar 29, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Random Things about Twisted Cinderella
  1. After explaining to Little Princess that Marriage was when you loved someone and you wanted to make them a part of your family, she cuddled me, kissed me on the cheek and whispered, "You can marry me anytime".
  2. Little Princess was playing in the kitchen and she called out sadly,"Mommy, why am I all alone?" I answered her, "Oh honey, you are not alone, mommy is here." and she answered forlornly, "Yeah but why are there no other kids?" My heart broke a little. I want that for her so bad. I answered, "Baby, you can play with lots of kids on Monday at preschool."
  3. I found this great website: Created by two medical doctors, this site is an excellent reference for parents. It provides accurate, timely, and trustworthy information about your child's health. Of course, this site is intended for educational purposes only and does not substitute for medical advice or care.
    However, if you're ever in a pinch or wondering if your child's symptoms warrant a doctor visit or not, check out the "Common Questions, Quick Answers" sections. An easy-to-navigate list of symptoms, conditions, injuries, and even safety precautions (such as bicycle safety) will help you find the information you're looking for before (or after) you make a trip to the family doctor.
  4. I got the recipe for this really yummy Mushroom Bisque this recipe from Bean Vegan


    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    3/4 lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
    1 Tbsp paprika
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    2-1/2 cups (20 fl. oz.) water
    salt and pepper to taste
    1/2 lb (1 cup) soft tofu
    1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

    'Saute' the onion and mushrooms in a little water with the paprika and cayenne, bring to a boil and lower to simmer. Cover and cook until the vegetables soften - about 10 minutes. (Don't let this boil dry.)

    Add the water, salt (if using) and pepper. Stir. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer for another 3 minutes.

    Now your soup is almost ready. Put the tofu and lemon juice in a blender amd zap it into creamy mix, which you will now stir into the mushroom mixture. Heat very gently, not permitting it to come to the boil.

    Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. Serve immediately. Wonderful!

    [NOTE: You could of course use vegetable stock in place of the water, but I decided not to do that for fear of overpowering the flavour of the mushrooms. I used just plain button mushrooms, but I plan to experiment with a mix for next time.]
  5. I made this Trail mix for a snack. I put in 1 cup of banana chips, 1 cup of raisins 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds, and 1/2 cup of soy nuts.
  6. I got the recipe for this Carrot and Red Pepper soup from Bean Vegan as wel l and it was YUMMY!


    1/2 yellow cooking onion, chopped
    3/4 pound peeled baby carrots, chopped
    2 cups water
    3 or 4 roasted red peppers from a jar
    2 cups low-fat soymilk
    1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    dash cayenne
    freshly ground black pepper to taste
    salt to taste

    Cook the onions and carrots in a saucepan with the water until carrots are done (15-20 minutes, depending on how large the pieces of carrot are).

    In batches, put the contents of this saucepan into a blender with the roasted peppers and a little of the soymilk so that it blends easily.

    Return the blended carrots, onions and pepper puree to the pan along with the rest of the soymilk if not all used in blending. If soup looks too thick (depends on how much cooking liquid you had left in that pan), add a little water to get it to the desired consistency, but soup should be thick and creamy still.

    Add the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne, pepper and salt, stir well, reheat and serve.

  7. I did this scrapbook page. Journalling reads:

    Forgive me if I hug you a little too tight, stare a little too long or take a few too many pictures. I love you so much and I am so scared that I am going to let too much time pass by without letting you know. As the time goes by and no new little bundle arrives, I look at you and see how fast you are growing up and I am scared too that you will be the only little one I get to pour my love into and I want to love you a little harder, hold you a little tighter, make it count just a little more. You are so special and so sweet and you want a Sibling so badly. And I want to give you one with all that I have, so when you ask, I just hold you a little too tight, and I stare a little too long and take a few too many pictures. I capture every moment because they pass by too quickly and I want save enough of them to last me a lifetime. I LOVE YOU, BABY

  8. I wish that Dancing with the stars came on at a different time. I really enjoy it but it conflicts with other shows and I keep having to try to find other time slots to watch it in and I even missed the last few minutes the other day and I have no idea who went home
  9. I can't wait until the weather gets nicer. It was starting to feel like spring here and we got a yucky snow storm!! I am through with snow!
  10. Little Princess has been playing in her room almost constantly since I changed it around. She is just loving it.
  11. I don't look forward to the day that she won't want me to do that.
  12. I was cuddling her today and I said to her, "You know what? I am a lucky mommy." She said, "why?" I said "because I get to be YOUR mommy. And in the whole world no other mommy gets to be a mommy to a girl just like you."
  13. She hugged me and said, "I am a lucky girl because I get to have both a mommy and daddy who love me."

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Selena Kitt said...

Awww little princess is an angel :)


Vader's Mom said...

Ok, #1 is PRECIOUS!!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I'm having trouble with Dancing with the Stars, too. :(

Your daughter is GORGEOUS. She'd also get along well with mine, it sounds like. Two spitfires!!!

JennyMcB said...

What a nice list! What a great kid! Thanks for the recipe, I love making soup and this looks yummy!

Janet said...

those recipes sound awesome!

Raggedy said...

What a sweetie!
Great recipe ideas too.
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Monkey Giggles said...

Thank you for stopping at my little blog. Those recipes sound Yummy...Yum...I will have to give them on try on the family. Come back and visit me again, I always love company. Smiles to ya.

Fantastagirl said...

#13 is sooo true - she is a lucky little girl.

Wylie Kinson said...

What a lovely eclectic mix of things! Thanks for sharing ... and btw - the pics above, WOW!! Way to go!!

Barbara said...

I love your random things, especially about your little girl. Also, the soup looks good!

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Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, the receipes sound wonderful and Little Princess is a lucky girl to have a mommy and daddy that loves her.

Christine~Arewethereyetmom said...

The carrot and roasted pepper soup sound delish. Awwwwwww.....your layout is very sweet.That would just melt my heart too for #1!
Great random list this week!
Happy Thursday!

Uisce said...

that mushroom soup sounds really, really good! happy TT, thanks for stopping by!

Carmen said...

awww. how sweet! and I love your scrapbook page.

pinks & blues girls said...

Love this post! It's so much fun learning about blogging friends!

Your daughter is absolutely precious!

- Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Number one made me cry. In a good way.

Stine said...

What a Princess! And yummy recipes, too...

Melody Polakow said...

Your daughter is adorable.. When my youngest son was 4, he took my face in his hands and said, "Don't worry, mom, I will marry you when I'm a grown up"... and I told him that couldn't happen and he burst into tear! Poor little guy..

Your soups look great.. I am a sucker for a mushroom soup like that.

Nancy said...

Nice post, soups look yummy. Your Princess is adorable, cherish those "mommy" moments with her, they grow up way too fast. =)

Michelle said...

I don't to TT, Thursdays are my busy days, but your #1 just was so sweet! And the last two, too!

And on another note - moved 40 times!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! WHOA!

Christina said...

That first on is soo sweet!!

Nancy J. Bond said...

Your little Princess is adorable. :) The soup recipes sound delicious!

- PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

That is a beautiful number 1. :)

Thanks for stopping by and you are doing really great getting into shape!

Katkat said...

Wow! you look amazing!!

Kuanyin said...

Keep up the good work! Yummy soup...can I share? Happy TT!

'River' (aka Beanvegan) said...

Thanks for your kind words about my soups, and especially thanks for trying them and photographing them so nicely!!!! Hugs. You have kindly left a comment about today's soup - please note that I have made an edit (because I left out one of the spice ingredients, dunno how :( but it happens).

I love this blog - such fun and so very very friendly, Thank you for being here!

Emmy said...

Awwww, #1 on your list is absolutely precious!!!!

That Mushroom Bisque sounds really simple and tasty. Thanks for the heads up about this recipe.

Hope you have a nice weekend :)