18 August 2014

Borrowing E-books from the Library

I recently decided I wanted to try borrowing books from libraries, just by going online. I had a little trouble understanding, so I went to reference desk at the Washington-Centerville Library. The woman who helped me was wonderful. You choose your book or author (under advanced settings) and the format you use (Kindle, since we have Kindles and Kindle apps) and then you let it search for the book(s) and then you choose to borrow (or wait for it to become available) and then tell it to send to your Kindle (type in your email attached to your device) and then turn on device and it is there. One very important piece of advice, do not borrow more than you can read in 2 or 3 weeks. My biggest downfall! I want to read it all, but I am still a mom and my kids don't like me reading.

05 August 2014

Cheddar Potato Cauliflower Soup

Recently, my youngest started the process to get an expander. The first step is spacers. She said they hurt her to eat. She stopped eating, even her favorites. So I started making soup from scratch for her. The first we went with was:
Cheddar Potato Cauliflower Soup

First boil cauliflower in one pot until soft (remember this is so she can eat without pain)
Boil potatoes at the same time in another pot, until soft. (I used yellow and red potatoes about 6 to 8)
After the potatoes have cooled (just dump the hot water, add cold water and ice), peel the skins off.
Place potatoes and cauliflower in a large crock pot with 1 stick of unsalted butter.
Open one can of Campbell Cheddar Soup or Cheddar Broccoli Soup.
Add about 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup half and half.
Mash the potatoes and cauliflower until small pieces.
Add shredded cheddar cheese
Add if you so desire about 1/2 cup of jar cheese (like Kraft, the kind you can melt for use with chips)
Add black pepper to taste.
Mix well and let cook for about 2 hours.
It is a nice soft soup and very filling.