Not My Mammas Chicken Noodle Soup!

When the weather starts to cool down in Kansas City, my thoughts turn to hot soups, chili and wonderful dishes I can make in the oven.


bowl soup1 Pot of soup2One of my favorite soups to make is Chicken Noodle, just like my mom used to make, plain and simple with nothing in it but noodles, chicken, onions and peppers. Whenever I make this soup it always makes me think of mom.

So this past weekend I decided to make a big pot of Chicken noodle soup since I had some leftover chicken in the freezer that I had roasted the week before and figured it would be a good way to use it up.

I used my mom’s recipe up to a point and just threw in some other things that I had laying around and turned it into an amazing creamy soup, this one I will have to make again and try different greens to see how the flavors turn out.  Continue reading

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My Secret Thoughts!

Daily Prompt: In Transit 

Train on bridge

Train on bridge

Train stations, airport terminals, subway stops: soulless spaces full of distracted, stressed zombies, or magical sets for fleeting, interlocking human stories?

Sitting at the airport working on my newest blog entry, listening not to the canned music that’s being piped in all over the place, instead I’ve got my favorite cd in: Il Divo and I’m just chillin, watching the people go by, wondering where they are going and where they’ve been….some dressed in business clothes others in casual clothes, each with their own thoughts and feelings as they come and go.

It’s funny I will most likely never see any of these people again but somehow at this very moment, in this space and time we have all managed to cross each others paths without even realizing that we ever existed. Continue reading

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Rice and Sausage Patties

Daily Prompt: Mouths Wide Shut

Are you a picky eater? Share some of your favorite food quirks with us (the more exotic, the better!). Omnivores: what’s the one thing you won’t eat?

My Childhood Home

My Childhood Home

This was an interesting prompt for today and since it’s Sunday, I automatically thought about the very simple breakfast my mom would fix us every Sunday before we headed out the door to Sunday school.  Continue reading

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The Tale Of Two Cookies!

Everyone that knows me knows that I will cook with whatever I have on hand. I will do some research online or go through my cookbooks to get some ideas or I will just go in the kitchen and start throwing stuff together and sometimes if I’m lucky I actually get something edible out of the deal.

The cool thing about cooking like this is that not only do I save money on my grocery bill I use up all the stuff taking over my pantry, pretty much like that shelf of canned goods that somehow made their way into my life will get used for some good meals and snacks later on this year so be on the look out for those ideas.

Using a bookshelf for extra space.

Using a bookshelf for extra space.

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Consummation Of The Poetry

Daily Prompt: Ready, Set, Done

I was going through some old photos today that I wanted to scan and pack away when I ran across the picture of my best friend and buddy in the whole wide world. We meet back in 2000 in St. Louis, and even though we both moved to separate areas, him to the Georgia area and me back to my hometown. Open Mic Night

So today’s post was a good way to reflect over my friend and our life as I looked at that long forgotten photograph and remembered the times we shared our poetry with each other, how we both had names for our collection of poetry that one day we would share with the world.

His book was called “Oral Elixir” which he did publish and mines will be called “Series of Climaxes” which I put aside when I moved back to KC but now after all these many years I want to bring those words back into the light.  Continue reading

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