Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Fun

Just when we thought spring had arrived we got with a spring snowstorm - two days of grey skies, snow falling and sub-zero temperatures.  The good news is that it's going to warm up over the next few days so it'll all melt soon.

So, what's the best way to spend a cold snowy spring day???  Well in my world, it's scrapping and eating with a like-minded friend.

We had a lunch so delicious that we had it again for supper!  Mickey made minestrone soup - the first time I've ever had it - and it was just perfect for a cold dreary day.  It was so thick you could eat it with a fork, but we used spoons anyway.




For dessert I made strawberry nachos - a nice springy treat.



I had these for the first time when my sister made them for us last month when we were in Arizona.  They are so simple and absolutely yummy.  Here's the recipe.


Cinnamon Chips: (it's not an exact science so quantities are to your taste)
  flour tortillas
  butter, melted
  sugar
  cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375.  Brush each tortilla with melted butter.  Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on buttered tortillas.  Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut each tortilla into 8 wedges.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes or until the tortillas barely begin to crisp.  Remove the crisps to a serving plate and let them rest 2 minutes to cool and crisp.  (I made them the previous night and stored them in an air-tight container).

Place cinnamon chips on a platter and top with diced strawberries.  Drizzle with melted chocolate.  Drop dollops of whipped cream on edges, or all over if you like.

Eat with your fingers, scooping berries, chocolate and cream up with the cinnamon nacho chips.  Quick, easy and delicious!


Although I worked steadily at my scrapbooking, I only got two pages done - but who's counting.  I had a good time working on them.

Me, my daughter Emily, and granddaughter, Eliose (Sara's daughter)
all share the same middle name, although I'm the only one
who uses it as their first name.


It seems no matter how far we travel, work always follows
Lloyd via his cell phone. 

So, that was the start to my weekend.  Hope all of you have a good weekend - without snow!

Pat

9 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

A snowstorm. OH NO! Glad it's all going to melt soon. It's raining here. I have NEVER in my life had minestrone soup. I must admit it looks scrumptious. And I can just taste those strawberry nachos. YUMMY! LOVE all your scrapbook pages. Especially the one about the cellphone. LOL take care.

Granny Annie said...

We went from welcoming a sunny Spring to storms and flooding. Our temps cooled also and I'm surprised we didn't have snow. That soup would have been good for us here as well. I would have to think a while about those nachos, although they do look yummy.

Delena said...

Pat that dessert looks yummy! Where do you buy cinnamon chips?
Love your scrap book pages too.

Bouncin Barb said...

Great post except for the snow part! We've had unseasonably warm temps for weeks now. I'm not complaining one bit! Love your cell phone page!!!

Jane said...

Winter completely avoided us this year. Nice scrapbook pages! Hope your weather warms up and stays that way!

Jane

Thisisme. said...

Gosh, it must be really strange when you get a snowstorm, when you think that spring has arrived!! I can imagine that your scrapbooking must take up a lot of time to just finish one. They are looking very good! Wow, that strawberry dessert looks to die for, and I'm certainly going to try it.

Ellie said...

Your minestroni soup and strawberry nachos look absolutely delicious - pure comfort food for a snowy day.

Magpie said...

This does look like a fun way to share time with a friend. I can almost smell that soup!

sara said...

You spelled Eloise wrong