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Weekend Round Up #5

Walking Through the Bible in One Year —
Bringing the Story to Life
This weeks reading plan per day:

Monday (Genesis 1-3)
Tuesday (Genesis 4-7) Wednesday (Genesis 8-11) Thursday (Genesis 12-15) Friday (Genesis 16-18)
Saturday (Genesis 19-21)
Sunday (Genesis 22-24)

In case you missed the blog post earlier this week about my walk through the Bible this year, the links listed above take you to a scripture reading that will take about 15 minutes a day. Reading each of these scriptures according to this plan should yield the reading of the entire Bible in one year. I didn’t start January 1, so it will take me until middle of January 2013. I invite you to join me in bringing the story of the Bible to life this year!

Happy Saturday!  Welcome to the weekend round-up.  Today my blog will be filled with links to some super recipes for the big game on Sunday, as well as a look back at the three recipes I posted this week, just in case you missed them!  I am not making a big game day spread, so this year I am relying on other foodies to give you some ideas to kick-start your weekend baking and cooking for game day lunching and snacking.  If you click on the picture it will take you to the blog post for that recipe!  Enjoy the view!
Pizza Dip From The Brown Eyed Baker!
Tracey’s Culinary Adventure’s Spinach Gruyere Puff Pastry Pinwheels. I have made these many times and every time I do my family and guests eat them as fast as they come out of the oven. These little pinwheels make a nice side to soup or salad, as well.
And just in case The Food Network made buffalo wings, which Alton Brown did, I stopped by there for a link to all their “must have” food for the weekend! If you click on the chicken wings picture you will see lots of recipes for game day food!  I think all of this super food viewing is making me hungry.  I think I better get to summing up my own week in the kitchen and get back there for some Saturday morning vittles.

I started the week out with a Roasted Red Pepper and Asiago Cheese spread that I used to make some super Panini sandwiches.  This cheese spread would work very well on crackers, baguettes, or with chips!

The biggest hit of the week was without a doubt this flavorful, healthy, warm-you-up Italian Cabbage  Soup.  Hands down it is a keeper for us!

While I am still shying away from the sugar bowl, these savory little crispy cheese rounds showed up just in thyme to accompany soups and salads this week.  These are crispy and chocked full of flavor from fresh or dried thyme or in my case for this recipe I used a mix of Italian herbs.  The pecans and sliced green olives add a little festive garnish.  These are quick and easy to make.

I hope your weekend is full of some simple pleasures and time to enjoy friends and family.  And if you haven’t had time to do a little pinning, this may just be the weekend!  For those of you in Colorado and Nebraska (and just about anywhere else that saw the snow fly for 24 hours) let the snow scoop wait, put on a cup of tea and enjoy the view from inside your warm and cozy place!

Many Blessings and Happy Cooking!

Italian Cabbage Soup and Pinterest!

Walking Through the Bible in One Year  —
Bringing the Story to Life
This weeks reading plan per day:

Monday (Genesis 1-3)
  Tuesday (Genesis 4-7)  Wednesday (Genesis 8-11)  Thursday (Genesis 12-15)  Friday (Genesis 16-18)  Saturday (Genesis 19-21)  Sunday (Genesis 22-24)

Pinterest is a bookmarking site and virtual Pinboard exploding with growth on the internet.  Pinterest is a place to organize and share online images that you find interesting or inspiring.   People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.  It took me awhile to get my head wrapped around this concept.  But now that I have, I absolutely love seeing what other people find interesting on the net and sharing those things that I find fascinating, beautiful, and meaningful.  Here is a look at my current pinboards.
Once uploaded or shared on Pinterest, these images become known as Pins, which the user can place on customized, themed Boards. You can create Boards for any topic imaginable, from favorite recipes to photography, dogs and cats to classic cars to cats driving classic cars! The possibilities are endless.

If you want to check out Pinterest, though, you have to be invited. You can sign up for an invite on the site (prepare for a wait), or chances are you already know a Pinner who will gladly send you an invite.  AND if you are reading this then you know ME and I would be glad to send you an invite!  Just leave me a comment or send an email (via the contact tab) and I will see that you get an invite. 

Come on … let’s start pinning! I am going to “pin” this picture once the blog is posted.  A couple weeks ago we had a “soup fellowship lunch” at Community Bible Study.  My friend Linda brought Cabbage Soup that was out of this world.  One spoonful and I was hooked.  I immediately said (to no one’s surprise) “I need this recipe!”  True to her word, Linda sent me the recipe and yesterday I made this to take to a friend who had surgery today.  I was delighted when I realized the recipe makes a full big pot of soup and I was able to give plenty to my friend and her family, while leaving enough for us to have for supper today!

My family likes soup.  Mom and I make a lot of soup in the winter.  I have made cabbage soup before.  But never have I made a cabbage soup that popped with this much flavor!  Both of my culinary consultants repeated throughout supper, “this is good”, “this is really good.”  Folks, that’s why I cook.  No kidding.  I love it when it is really good!  The recipe calls for ground beef.  I used ground turkey.  You can use either.  I use the turkey because it has less fat and when the soup simmers there is no oil that rises to the top.  Even when I drain the hamburger well, there still is oil I don’t like in the soup.  Just a personal preference.
I pushed the “easy” button and used cabbage from a package (slaw mix.)  It was on sale at the store and frankly, I don’t really like chopping cabbage.

Now, here is where it gets interesting.  V-8 juice, white beans, and Ro*tel tomatoes!
We  are cooking now! But before we are ready to simmer this soup we need to add the “secret seasonings.”  This is why I am calling it Italian cabbage soup.

Once the seasoning is added and some chicken broth, the soup simmers for as long as you have — well, at least 45 minutes or up to a couple hours (which is what I did.)  At this point, if you can cool it, save it and heat it up the next day — the flavors will meld and it will be even better!

Bon Appetite’ and thank you Linda for sharing this awesome soup recipe with us!

Many Blessings and Happy Cooking!
Italian Cabbage Soup
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Healthy soup perfect for a winter's day! This tasty soup is flavored with dry Italian seasonings and is a tad bit spicy from Rotel Tomatoes! Delish!
Serves: 10-12
  • 1½ lb Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 Large Head Chopped Cabbage
  • 1 Package Good Seasonings Italian Dressing
  • 1 can Rotel Tomatoes
  • 1 can Great Northern White Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 can V-8 Juice
  1. Cook ground meat and onions until fully browned. If cooking beef, drain. If cooking turkey, no need to drain.
  2. Add chopped cabbage to the cooked meat/onion mixture. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  3. Simmer for a minimum of 45 minutes or up to several hours.
  4. Serve with your favorite crackers or crusty Italian bread.
May use ground beef or ground turkey.  Ground turkey contains less fat and makes a leaner soup.