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I had planned to make baked tilapia and risotto tonight, but I had some leftover Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup and rolls and decided to try and make it work for dinner. There wasn’t a whole lot of soup left, but what was left was really condensed and thick. I added a couple cups of water to it, to make it go further, and surprisingly it still tasted amazing.
We dipped rolls in the soup and served it all up with fruit smoothies to make it a little more filling. (Can you tell we have a couple kids that are big fans of the new blender.) Dinner was good and everyone was happy.
We even broke out the fancy china.
I snapped a few pictures of everyone at the table right before we started to eat and I almost pee’d my pants when I saw this one. The look on Sim’s face is killing me, absolutely killing me. I can’t decide if he’s up to something or just dying to get his hands on one of those yummy rolls. Either way, I can’t look at this picture without busting out in a crazy, I can’t breathe kind of laugh. (Remind me to look at this if I’m ever having a bad day.)
…on the flip side Conner looks super sad in that picture, probably because he just got in trouble for messing around at the table. Nine is a fun age.
I had all the help I could handle making rolls this morning. Charlotte gets pretty intense when it comes to “dough” of any kind. I think she asked me at least thirty times while the dough was rising if she could have a piece yet. Waiting an hour almost killed her. It might not be so frustrating to let her help if she didn’t have such a bad case of the “No!, I do it!” and “I can do it myself!” syndromes.
She is pretty cute though and loves to cook so I’ll keep trying to point that strong willed personality towards positive things and in the mean time I’ll just smile and clean up the cup of flour all over her and the floor.
Speaking of rolls, I tried a new recipe for Lion House Rolls, I’ve been wanting to try them and used this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. They were really delicious but let me be the first to tell you that it’s no joke…
…they really do need to be cooked seam side down.
Keep it Real!