Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Tales

This is Bri's hat for President's Day.  She made it herself.

We spent Saturday at Galveston.  It was so foggy.  All day.  I guess that I am just not use to sea fog.  It hung around all day.  We went to the Strand district.  It is the historical district.  Lots of little shops and things.  We watched the guy make salt water taffy.  From pouring the candy on the water cooled table, put on the puller, then to the stretcher/wrapper.  Bri watched the whole process.  She was fascinated.  Plus the guy tossed her a few candies.  She is a fan for life.  They made candy corn flavored taffy.  To me, it smelled like cream soda.  The guy that makes the taffy also makes about 1/2 the candies that are sold in the shop.  I think that he said that he had been making candy 35 years.

I bought these items at Scent sations.  Anne's site is on my sidebar.  Please visit her.
The pink soap is rose and the tan soap is oatmeal.  The crab is a bath fizzy for Bri.  The Lolipop soap is for her too.  Anne is very friendly and kind.  I like going in her store.  Plus it smells wonderful.

I'll end with a recipe.

Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz)
2 cans tomatoes with green chilies  (14.5 oz)
1 16oz jar of your favorite salsa
1 can Cheddar cheese soup
1 can Pepper Jack cheese soup
1 16oz package Velveeta cheese, cut up
2 cups of cooked chicken, shredded

Combine all except chicken and put in a crock-pot.  Cook on low 10-12 hours.  Add Chicken and cook on high for an hour.

Serves 14-16 cups

1 comment:

  1. HI Amy, OH, I loved reading about your salt water taffy outing..That does sound interesting. There used to be a shop here in Southern Oregon that made homemade fudge...and the street window opened to the kitchen where the fudge, candy apples and other goodies were made. It was fun to watch that whole process. Now Bri is going to love salt water taffy candy :) :)

    Those soaps look fabulous. I LOVE hoemmade soaps!!! Thanks for posting this recipe, too!!! H ave a lovely week, Amy. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)