Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, December 3, 2010

Some Christmas Images to Inspire ~ Easy Chicken Soup ~ And Naming Sheep

Today is a busy day.Trying to get some stuff done around the house.The lights went out on the christmas tree so I have to undecorate and redecorate to replace the lights.Want to finish up my outside decorating and boy is it cold! And need to get some etsy listings on mostly doing vintage christmas the next few days..So I thought I'd post some pictures that I found with great christmas ideas,a comforting soup for a cold weekend and White Sheep farms sheep names..... Let's start with Easy Chicken Noodle Soup...

2 carton(s) (26-ounce) reduced-sodium chicken stock or broth
2 cup(s) water
3 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
3 small parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced ( I use a small potato instead)
3 stalk(s) celery, thinly sliced
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 1/2 cup(s) cooked, shredded chicken
1/2 pound(s) extra-wide egg noodles
2 tablespoon(s) minced parsley
2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper
In a 5- to 6-quart soup pot, bring stock, water, carrots, parsnips or potato, celery, and onion to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
Stir in chicken and noodles; cover pot and continue to simmer 7 minutes, or until noodles are just tender. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper. Ladle into bowls.

Love colonial style and pineapples....

I ordered these from Missouri Dry Goods..So prim gingerbread boys.....
Love the writing on these stairs....
For my romantic shabby farmhouse side.....
Simple touches make a statement...

Simple natural...

Super Easy Idea....
Would love to curl up here...

The below is so prim I wish someone one would make one for me.Love it! You can purchase pattern here:
http://www.theprimpattern.com/Christmas/Primitive-Folk-Art-Christmas-Stockings-Hanger-e-Pattern/prod_510.html http://www.whitesheepfarm.com/ was having a sheep naming contest for her two new sheep.The names had to begin with a E and she picked mine.The images are her pics from her site.Linked above....Here are the two sweeties I named..
Evie and Echo...And below are the goodies I won for helping her pick the names...He might be a gift sweet little mouse he was so much cuter in person...And the little Merry Christmas pillow below(wreath wasn't included) I Love this pillow it will fit right in my prim house.I think I'll give it to a old mohair bear to hold or put it in a crock with greens....

Just a quick reminder about the my giveaway it's coming up fast for the drawing.You can click on the top picture on the sidebar to go to the entry page.Hope you found some ideas today.Warm Blessings!~Amy


Cat Haven Craft House said...

Beautiful pictures and thanks for the recipe ... will try it out this weekend!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

I agree Beautiful picks!
The tree is so very pretty!

I just love the wool on the sheep before it is sheared off!They are so cute, like the names your came up for them!
thanks for sharing!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Amy, man I needed that chicken soup the last few days.8-) Hubby is going in to town I might just have to send him to the store for the ingredients, it sounds delicious.
Love all the pics!! And the sheep names are adorable. We have 500 plus so no one gets a name.8-) Cute items you won!!

renee said...

Hi Amy,
I have enjoyed your pictures! Love that big, old pear sitting on the chair! We love chicken soup, tonight I made pancakes and turkey sausage for dinner, it was pretty tasty.
Those sheep are so sweet, that is neat that you named them!
You recived some lovely things! That mouse in the shoe is adorable!
Have a great weekend!

~Madalynne~ said...

Great photos Amy! I love the Pineapple Pediment . . . you might have guessed I have a "thing" for Pineapples. Thanks for sharing.

Farmhouse prims said...

I definately will have to try this soup. YUMMY!
Thanks for sharing the recipe and for sharing all of the wonderful pictures!!! I love your blog!!!

tattered 'n torn prims said...

Good morning!! Thank you for stopping by with a comment!! :O)

LOVE your blog!! Your decorating ideas are grand.....and the soup sounds yummy!! Maybe that's what'll be up for dinner!! :O)

Have a happy Sunday!!