KIELBASA SOUP

KIELBASA SOUP

1 lb. kielbasa
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 C baby carrots, chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
4 C frozen mixed vegetables
3 C chicken stock
3 C vegetable stock
2 cloves garlic, minced
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp cooking sherry
1/4 C extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 C cilantro, chopped

Saute kielbasa, celery, onion, carrots, and garlic in olive oil 5 minutes on medium-high heat.  Add remaining ingredients to stock pot.  Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and let simmer 20-30 minutes.

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music to cook by

 

 

“Before My Time” by J. Ralph Feat. Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell 

 

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2013 A-Z Reading Challenge


Do you love to read? You know I do! Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book is hosting a reading challenge for 2013.This challenge will run from January 1st, 2012 until December 31st, 2013.

You can join anytime. It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book starting with every letter of the alphabet.


So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.

OR

B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – The Azalea Assault B- Blue Monday C – Crops and Robbers D – A Deadly Grind etc.

Books can be read in any order and all formats – print – e-book – audio – are acceptable for this challenge!

Ready to join??
Sign up at Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book and grab the button.

Non-bloggers you can join too! Just keep track any way you wish and enter a link below if available or sign up in the comment section. You can even set up a special shelf on Goodreads to help you keep track!

Need some help finding titles to match the alphabet – Jandy’s Reading Room has a wonderful list to get you started.

Here is my list: 
A AN ANGEL BY HER SIDE – RUTH REID – 4 stars
B
C CHRISTMAS WITH THE FIRST LADIES – COLLEEN CHRISTIAN BURKE
D THE DILEMMA OF CHARLOTTE FARROW- OLIVIA NEWPORT
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F

G
HANNAH’S VOICE – ROB GRINDSTAFF
I ICONIC SPIRITS: AN INTOXICATING HISTORY – MARK SPIVAK
J
K KILLER RATINGS – LISA SEIDMAN
L TO LOVE A WOLF – BK WALKER
M MY NAME IS MARY SUTTER – ROBIN OLIVEIRA
N NEVER LET YOU GO – ERIN HEALY
O O! JACKIE – MERCEDES KING
P PERIL: FROM JACKBOOTS TO JACK BENNY – PEARL GOODMAN – 4 STARS
Q QUEEN OF THE AIR: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND TRAGEDY AT THE CIRCUS – DEAN JENSEN
R RAISING CUBBY-JOHN ELDER ROBISON
S SECRETLY SMITTEN – COLLEEN COBLE, DENISE HUNTER, KRISTEN BILLERBECK, & DIANN HUNT

T THE POSTMISTRESS-SARAH BLAKE
U UNCONQUERED: THE SAGA OF COUSINS JERRY LEE LEWIS, JIMMY SWAGGART, AND MICKY GILLEY – J.D. DAVIS
V VANISHED-IRENE HANNON – 5 STARS
W WHEN THE HEART HEALS – ANN SHOREY – 4 STARS

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I will be updating my list and will keep it posted on here. Check back to see what I’ve read, and comment and let me know when you join the challenge. Here’s to a year of good reading!

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The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.- Woody Allen