Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!



I'm rather happy it's a whole new year today. Last year was fine I guess but nothing super fab by any means. I have big hopes and plans that 2009 will bring some positive changes my way. Only time will tell I suppose....

Seeing as how 8 inches of snow landed on my doorstep yesterday morning, I was pretty thrilled that I had big plans to do a whole lot of nothing on New Year's Eve. I did brave the only mildly plowed roads to go to the grocery store so that I could make this soup. I actually doubled the liquid amounts and used fat free half and half instead of cream. It made a TON (hello, doubling the liquid!) and was super-de-duper delish! I also made a fabulous sandwich using multi grain artisan bread, cream cheese, mustard, brie, Parmesan cheese, blueberry preserves, and pear slices. I sprayed a pan with EVOO spray, placed the sandwiches on top and then spritzed the top with EVOO spray. Stuck that in the oven while I was trying not to spill soup all over my kitchen while pureeing it in the blender. The low fat soup is more than made up for with the three cheese and totally not low fat sandwich. OMG it was hands down the best stay cozy inside while it's in the teens outside dinner. With two more storms heading my way, I'm sure I will be grateful for making an enormous batch of that yummy soup!

Cheers to a fabulous 2009 that is filled with smiles, laughter, celebrations, and early Spring and lots of pink and green goodness!!

18 comments:

Gracie Beth said...

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The Palm Gifts said...

Happy Happy New Year To YOU!
Rebecca
The Palm Gifts

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Happy New Year!
xoxo

adozeneggs said...

I can't believe you got more snow than us. We usually get buried compared to everyone else.
Definitely going to try that soup.
Happy New Year!!

Tammy B said...

I hope you have a Happy New Year! Stay in and stay warm. Also, eat lots of soup.

Preppy 101 said...

Soup sounds yummy!! Love a good soup and sandwich meal!! Happy 2009!

Prep in the country said...

Happy new year I hope you have a great 2009.

Jillian, Inc said...

Happy New Year to you, too. Your blog and you were such a blessing to me in 2008!

Buford Betty said...

It's a happy new year, indeed! Love you!

SPG said...

FELIZ AÑO NUEVO

Casey Lewis said...

That sandwich sounds just wonderful. I love making "gourmet grilled cheese" with fancy mustards and nice whole grain braid and as many different cheeses as I can fit between two slices.

Belle-ah said...

Happy New Year!!!!

Meggers said...

Happy New Year!

Chanel Fashionista said...

cute blog! i just started one!
happy new year!
xoxo

Preppy Lizard said...

Happy New Year to you too! That sandiwsh sounds delish!

Little Bow Prep said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Happy New Year to you too!

Your blog header is adorable.

That meal sounds very yummy :)

The Lilly dress on the last post reminds me of Charlotte's dress in SATC when they are taking photos for Town and Country.

Gifting Gumshoe said...

Happy New Year! Hope that the storms have stopped dumping snow on you!

Muffy said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too!!!

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