Sheared Bliss

Look Out, Michael Flatley
March 28, 2012, 2:10 pm
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Dancing a video by ShearedBliss on Flickr.

Check out this fancy footwork.


Maple Bacon Pumpkin Soup
March 19, 2012, 11:56 pm
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I realize that most people eat pumpkin in the fall.  However, we get so many winter squashes from our CSA in the fall that I bake them, puree them, freeze them, and then eat them all year long.  Last week I made pumpkin soup.  It was good, but I couldn’t help thinking that it would be even better with bacon.  Because really, what isn’t?  So this week I made this soup.

  • 1 piece bacon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 of a whole nutmeg, grated
  • salt to taste

Cook the bacon in a sauce pan until crispy.  Remove the bacon and sautee the garlic in the bacon drippings.  Add the chicken broth, pureed pumpkin, maple syrup, heavy cream, nutmeg, and salt.  Bring to a simmer.  Remove from the heat and blend with a stick blender if you want to make it extra creamy.  Serve with the crispy bacon crumbled on top.  Makes two servings.

It was delicious.  Even more delicious than a teething ring.

Kiss Me, I’m Irish
March 17, 2012, 8:37 pm
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Wiggles says, "Happy St. Patrick's Day!"


Spring Forward
March 13, 2012, 4:54 pm
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Wiggles took the directive to “spring forward” this past weekend literally.

His new favorite thing is the Jumperoo.


PS: Guess who has a photo credit on Tru TV’s website?

PPS: I realize that not everyone finds my kid as enthralling as I do.  If you’re just here for the yarn, don’t worry, I’m cooking up a little something that I hope to post about soon.