Thursday, April 18, 2013

Making Soup and Sewing Baby Washcloths While Watching the Snow Outside

Plenty of snow to look at
Soup to make and enjoy
Cheese Soup
1 quart chicken broth
1 tablespoon dried onion
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 cup frozen green beans
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup fresh or frozen broccoli pieces
2-1/2 cups potatoes, diced
2 cans cream of chicken soup*
1 pound American cheese, cubed

1.  Combine chicken broth and vegetables in a large soup kettle and simmer until vegetables are crispy tender.
2.  Add soup and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted.

Just about any vegetable can be added to this soup.  If you use peas, add them at the very last minute (after the soup and cheese) so they will stay bright green.

*You can make your own cream of chicken soup.  For each can of soup called for, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan.  Stir 3 tablespoons of flour into melted butter with a wire whisk until well mixed.  Add 1 cup of chicken broth.  Stir constantly until thick and bubbly.  This is equal to one can cream of chicken soup.  You would double this for this recipe since Cheese Soup calls for 2 cans cream of chicken soup


Baby washcloths to make for my grandson

 Baby washcloths to make for a friend's new granddaughter

To make the washcloths, I bought the softest white towel I could find at Kohl's, washed and dried it, and cut twelve 9" squares from it.  I cut 9" squares from fashion fabric as well.  Then I created curved corners by tracing around my grandmother's round, wooden pincushion.  Putting right sides together, I stitched a 1/4" seam, leaving a hole for turning.  After turning, I pressed well and stitched close to the edges and then created an asterisk of stitching to hold the two pieces together.  A fun and useful project!
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  1. You can never have too many washcloths! I should hunt up some snake-year tenugui for you to use.
    How many servings does that soup recipe make?

  2. Love the baby washcloths Susan. The soup looks delicious.

  3. That soup looks very yummy! You wouldn't happen to have a spare spoon, just for a taste maybe?
    Those baby washclothes are a terrific idea! Did you also prewash the cotton fabric before sewing it to the terry cloth?
    I want to make some just to have spare for a quick baby gift!
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great washcloths and that soup sounds wonderful...I just had to save it :) Thank you!!!!

  5. These are wonderful! Great idea.


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