Sometimes you mean to make one thing but end up with another very tasty thing.
One of those sometimes was last night.
See, I set out to make zucchini-basil soup. It sounded so good and refreshing and delicious that I marched myself right over to Whole Foods and got the two pounds of zucchini and herbs needed to make it.
Then I got home and realized I had bought cucumbers instead of zucchini.
And by 'realized' I mean I was cheerfully chopping them up when my roommate looked over and said, "You know those are cucumbers, right?"
In my defense, they look very much alike and are stocked next to each other.
Anyways, I already had my onions and garlic going so I had to make something. Luckily, I had broccoli, the unsung hero of most dinners.
It turned out very very yummy. And a very pretty color.
Here's the recipe if you want to try it: Accidental, or 'Ruh-Row' Broccoli soup
2 lbs broccoli
1/2 and onion
A handful of basil
4 cups chicken broth
Salt and Pepper
Dice the onion and garlic and get them sautéing at the bottom of a soup pot in the olive oil. While thats getting going, cut up the broccoli into smallish (think 1-2 inch) pieces. Once the onions are soft and a little see-through, add the broccoli. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let that sit stirring occasionally so nothing burns until the broccoli is soft. Then, add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Take it off the heat. Blend the veggies and broth either in a blender or in the pot with a hand blender (I prefer the hand blender- less clean up). Lightly chop the basil and add to the pot. Blend until it's as smooth as you like. Serve with a dollop of cream, some parmesan, or just in a mug; all options are tasty.
I stuck to keeping my nails painted for about two weeks, then started to leave them bare. I also use Booda Butter on them every day (thanks to my amazing cousin)! It has all kinds of oils and butters that melt into your nails and take them from limp, sad flaky nails to Titan nails of victory. ANd when you've been biting your nails for 20 years, they need all the help they can get.
So I've made it this far, and I promise to keep checking in and showing you my favorite polishes and nail looks- hopefully that'll keep me on the straight and narrow (biting-wise)
What about you guys? Do you have any special nail remedies or products?
Sorry it has been so long since I posted; I got beyond swept up in travel and the holidays.
Seriously, a LOT has happened since I last posted. I got to see two of my best friends, went to Charleston, SC for the first time, and got to meet the newest member of my family, my dear cousins new baby!
Other than that, I spent the bulk of the holidays soaking up as much puppy time as possible.
See, when I lived with my other cousin in New York last year, her dogs had puppies. I fell head over heals for one of the puppies in particular, and then proceeded to convince my parents to get this dog.
It didn't take much convincing.
So I naturally spent the majority of my break hanging out with the family and snuggling this little nugget.
But fear not, I'm back now. Look out for more food posts, more outfit posts, and well, more me.