Monday, March 28, 2011

Greek Lemon and Rice Soup Recipe

I am SO happy I found this recipe!  My husband and I used to go to a little Greek restaurant once and a while, and we would both order the soup to start.  It was Greek Lemon soup.  I will never forget the first time I tasted it, it was love at first bite!  The soup was so creamy and delicious, I've never tasted anything like it.  I searched high and low for a soup similar but was unsuccessful, until now, thanks to I found a recipe that tastes exactly like the soup I used to eat at Leoni's Restaurant.

This soup is SO easy to make, I was ecstatic when I made it, I felt like I should be doing more work, and honestly didn't believe it would taste the same, but it did!!

This recipe yielded me only 2 bowls, so if you want more than that, I recommend doubling.

You must try this, I know you will love it!!


3 c. chicken broth
2 to 3 oz. uncooked regular rice
2 eggs
3 tbsp. lemon juice
Dash of salt
Dash of white pepper   (Black is fine too!)

In 2-quart saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Reduce heat, add rice, cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. In small bowl, beat eggs and lemon juice. Stirring constantly, add 1 cup of hot soup, a little at a time. Stir mixture into soup in pan and heat. Do not boil! Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Serves 4. NOTE: 2 oz. rice makes thinner soup; 3 oz. rice makes thick soup. Weight instead of measurement gives the option of using medium grain rice.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

$1000 Reward for the return of a teddy bear in B.C. Canada

A Langley, B.C., father is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of his daughter's missing teddy bear.
Gregory Gorn said he lost his four-year-old daughter's bear, named Lucky, last week after he put it on the roof of his car while he was strapping his daughter into the vehicle..
He said he drove away from the strip mall near 196th Street and Fraser Highway off without first retrieving the stuffed toy from the roof.
"She could have kept [it] until her adult years," said Gorn. "It would have been her first childhood toy that she really deeply cared about. That's why I am going through great lengths."
Gorn said his daughter cries her self to sleep ever since he lost Lucky.
The bear is described as beige, with a black nose, grey tummy and is about 40 centimetres tall.
Gorn asked that anyone who can return the stuffed toy to call 604-716-6664.

                                                    HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BEAR??????

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back to "normal" (whatever that is!!!)

Well, it was a hectic week while kids were out of school!  I had my 6 year old son, my 5 month old son, our new puppy and our crazy cat all to myself all week!

The first day was hell; the puppy got worms (sorry if you are eating while reading this, that'll teach ya!!) so I had to take her to the vet, while explaining to my 6 year old why we had to postpone the activities I had promised him for that day.

At home I was scrubbing, sanitizing and washing like a mad woman, just the thought of the disgusting parasites made me clean more and more, I was cleaning things that didn't need to be cleaned!

The puppy was fine the second day, so I packed up the two boys and went on a cross border shopping trip, I was afraid at first, wondering "what am I doing, this isn't going to go over very good" but surprisingly, the trip was fantastic; there were no freakouts from the 6yr old, and I only had to park behind a deserted building to nurse the baby once!  (I know, it's crazy, but I don't nurse in public!!!) 

Day three brought us to a reptile exhibit at a local mall, nothing spectacular, some snakes, an alligator and a bunch of turtles, the kids enjoyed it.

The rest of the week we just kinda stayed around home, did some yard stuff, went to the stores around home, then my 6year old invited himself to stay over night at his Gammy's, giving me a much deserved break!  YES!!!  

Finally, to end our break, the family went to a Maple Sugar Shack to enjoy some real maple syrup and pancakes.

I love my children dearly, but am glad the break is over! 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Canadians - FREE Mars Chocolate Bar !!!

FREE CHOCOLATE!!!  Need I say more???  This is a coupon for a free Mars or other chocolate bar from the Mars company!!