Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fabulous Fall Day!

Evie was up ALL night long but she slept until 8:30. I fed her two containers of babyfood plus rice cereal and nursed her before bed tonight. Let's hope that makes a difference. I was up at least 8 times. She has been doing much better and I do not want her to go back to pulling all nighters.

We went to Bruegger's for lunch. Evie had a cracker, a tiny piece of turkey and cheese. She seemed to like it. Then went to look at a few houses. One of the houses we looked at on Friday was having an open house so we decided to check it out again. It's a beautiful house with a huge ammenity; you can walk to Crockett park which is our favorite park in the area.

Gentry Farms in Franklin was our next stop. What a treat! We had so much fun. Evie loved looking at the animals, going through the corn maze, looking at the other children and seeing all of the orange pumpkins. She was fascinated with a gourd that she picked out. We hope to go back next year and go on a hayride with Evie. It was a beautiful sunny fall day. Those seem to be rare around here so I am glad we took advantage of the day.

We came home and took a walk around the neighborhood. It was rather crisp late this afternoon and Evie had a cute pink nose when we got back. I made some Chicken Tortilla soup for dinner. It smells so good. I think it will be a perfect ending to a fun fall day! Here's the recipe, my sweet friend, Maura gave it to me and it is delicious.

Chicken - I cooked a chicken in the crock-pot and shredded it

3 chicken boullion cubes

4 beef boullion cubes

1 medium onion, diced

1 1/2 green peppers, diced

2 large cans of stewed tomatoes, orginal recipe

2 cloves garlic, diced


Put everything in a big pot and add water. I used a 5 quart pot. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 2-3 hours. Add more water as it boils down.

Toppings: corn tortillas, sour cream, cheese, cilantro

Put a handful of cilantro in the pot about 15 minutes before serving. YUMMY!

1 comment:

  1. How fun. I wish we had a pumpkin patch around here. Evie's pumpkin shirt is too too cute! I am going to try your soup recipe. Tortilla soup is one of my favorites and I never make it from scratch!


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