Episode #2 of The Lakeview Cottage Kids Podcast – Supplemental MaterialsNews . Podcast Information
I hope you have gotten a chance to watch Episodes 1 and 2 of The Lakeview Cottage Kids Podcast! Episode 3 is just about ready to launch!
If you did get a chance to see Episode 2, you will know that I was talking about “Hygge” and finding feelings of joy and contentment in your life! And I said that I would be posting here on my blog about 3 different subjects that I brought up in the podcast.
First, I mentioned that food and drink are such a part of the joy of life and that each week I want to include a recipe that I use and love to make and serve my family. So, without further ado, here is the recipe for:
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup.
It is really a variation on a chicken vegetable soup and it is so easy and quite quick to make and tastes so-o-o-o-o-o good anytime, but especially on cold winter nights! I actually think I’ll be making some this afternoon. The temperature here at Lakeview Cottage is 7 degrees and not expected to warm up any time soon.
Chicken Mulligatawny Soup
(As featured in Episode 2 of The Lakeview Cottage Kids Podcast)
2 T. chopped onion
2 T. butter
1 pound cooked chicken or turkey
1 tsp. curry powder
1 1/2 T. flour
6 cups of chicken broth (48 oz. can)
2 medium green peppers, chopped (about 2 cups)
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 ribs of celery, sliced
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 can (16 oz) stewed tomatoes, broken up
2 medium red apples, peeled, sliced
In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the chicken in batches, stirring as you add. To this, add curry powder and flour. Stir about 30 seconds.
Gradually add the broth. Stir in the green peppers, carrots, celery, sugar, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer covered until vegetables are tender…about 20 minutes. Add tomatoes and apple slices. Heat and then simmer until everything is hot and apples are soft but still hold shape. About 30 min.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
I think you will really like it. Please let me know here in the comments or in my Facebook Page or on Instagram using the hashtag #lakeviewcottagekidssoup
I also talked about the joy of crochet and the happy feeling you get from making something and giving it as a gift. My suggestion in the podcast was gifting lovely sets of dishcloths/washcloths. They are fun for even the most beginner of crocheters and really are such cute and useful hostess and birthday gifts!
In the photo above, I have folded and stacked 3 dishcloths together and tied them with sheer silk ribbon. They are such a basic and quick pattern and, as you can see, the finished product is so cute!
So, as I promised, here are the directions for “Single Crochet Dishcloth”!
Single Crochet Dishcloth
(Directions for 1 dishcloth)
Materials Needed: 1/2 skein “Peaches and Creme” 100% Cotton #4 weight yarn
“H” (5.00 mm) hook
Ribbon of your choice
Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Single crochet across the row. Ch 1. (25 st)
Row 2: Single crochet in the first stitch. Single crochet in each stitch across the row. Ch 1. (25 st)
Rows 3 – 30: Repeat Row 2.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
To make the little bundled gifts like I have pictured, make 2 more (3 total) dishcloths, fold them in little squares, stack and tie with ribbon. You can even add a little tag!
I hope you try these and, again, I would love to see your little creations. Just use the hashtag #lakeviewcottagekidsdishcloths or post your pictures here in the comments or in my Facebook Group
And, finally, you might remember that I was so excited to go with my husband on a sleigh ride and wine tour last weekend. Well, we went, and it was even better than expected! Talk about getting to that feeling of happiness and contentment. It was so lovely, The weather was perfect (10 degrees) and sunny but now wind at all. We were all bundled up and never once were we cold.
The day started out when we left our house at about 8:45. We arrived at the Door County Trolley Building and Gift Shop. There we got our tickets and directions for our trolley, etc. and then started the day out with a delicious Bloody Mary!! See the pic!
Promptly at 10:00 we got on the trolley and met our driver and guide for the day, Bryon! He was so great and we really liked him!
We first went to The Red Oak Winery where we tried a flight of four wines! We especially loved their “White Riesling” and “Oompa Loompa Blue” wines. Definitely getting more of those two in the future!
After that, we visited the Door County Candle Shop next door and The Door County Coffee and Tee Company. Got some shopping in there!
From there we went to our sleigh ride. Our group of 28 was divided in two for the ride and we were in the first group! We got perfect seats in the sleigh and our driver looked just like Santa! The horses were so well-behaved and the entire ride was wonderful as we rode through apple and cherry orchards and vineyards. The jingle of the bells that the horses wore was the perfect touch!
After our ride, we shoped and tasted wines at Lautenbach’s Gift Shop and Winery on the same property as the sleigh ride.
After all the rides were complete, we drove to our lunch destination called The English Inn in Fish Creek. There we had a delicious French Dip sandwich with fries and topped it off with Door County Cherry Pie and Ice Cream. Yum!!
After our lunch, we drove to a beautifyl lookout area where the scenery was spectacular, took more photos with Green Bay behind us and then returned back to home base.
It was a great day!
Written by lakeviewcottagekids
How to Add a Fleece Lining to a Hat
Hi! I’m So Glad You’re Here!!
Welcome to “Lakeview Cottage Kids”
I’m Chris, the artist, maker, designer, crocheter and CEO behind “Lakeview Cottage Kids”! Here you will find information about crochet and knitting, patterns that I hope you can’t wait to try, stitch tutorials, information on ready-made crochet and knit items and lots more!
I hope you will find lots of information that will help you on your crochet and knit journey. And, thanks for visiting the world of “Lakeview Cottage Kids”!