A good start…

In keeping with the good things for each day in January …

Jan 5 recipes in the newspaper (broccoli cheese soup)

Jan 6 a DH that lets me go to knitting on Friday and Sunday

I made the broccoli cheese soup (from The Tennessean who got it from Cooking Light)

I don’t know how long the link will be live, so I copy/pasted the recipe below.

broccoli cheese soup
Broccoli-cheese soup

Makes 6 servings of 1 1/3 cups each


Cooking spray

1 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

1 (16-ounce) package broccoli florets

2½ cups 2% reduced-fat milk

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

8 ounces light processed cheese, cubed (such as Velveeta Light)

1. Heat a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth and broccoli. Bring broccoli mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 10 minutes.

2. Combine milk and flour, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add milk mixture to broccoli mixture. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in pepper. Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.

3. Place one-third of the soup in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Return pureed soup mixture to pan.

Calories 203 (28% from fat); fat 6.3 g (sat 4 g, mono 1.8 g, poly 0.4 g); protein 15.6 g; cholesterol 24 mg; calcium 385 mg; sodium 897 mg; fiber 2.9 g; iron 1.2 mg; carbohydrate 21.7 g

and Spinach Chicken from the Ro’s Simple Pleasures cookbook.

spinach chicken

Both were good.

I’ve been working on the alpaca wrist warmers and (re)started Bug’s socks. These socks are going so quickly – I love knitting small things!


Here are the finished object pictures for the Rosalind DNA scarf for DH. There are 135 rows of 2 grey/2 black for the shadow knitting. It is in Classic Alpaca and took 4 balls total (about 1/3 of 1 ball of grey and 1 ball of black are left) .

DNA scarf, finished

DNA scarf, finished

I’ll leave you with an adorable Bug and Dad picture…

Bug and Dad reading


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