Sunday, July 5, 2009

Name That Doll

Hi, It's me Katie. I just got this new doll.I got it from Mrs. Nieson when we were getting the organ. I don't know what to name it. I have a couple of my favorite names. Here they are:

1. Molly
2. Kit
3. Josefina
4. Felicity

Vote and I'll see which name it will be.I'll put it on my blog.Bye.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Who's Cuisine Reigns Supreme

katie long, 12.08

Thank you, Emeril for the broccoli and gruyere cheese soup. Here's the recipe for all you wanna-be great cooks out there:

3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup onions, chopped
½ cup carrots, cut into rounds
½ cup celery, chopped
Cayenne pepper
3 cups broccoli florets 2 quarts water
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
Creole seasoning (Essence), recipe follows

In a large saucepan, over medium heat, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions, carrots and celery. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Add broccoli and saute for 3 minutes. Add water and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Remove the cover, add the cream, and simmer 10 minutes. With a hand-held blender, puree the soup. Add 1½ cups of the gruyere cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Check for seasoning. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a little of the remaining Gruyere cheese and Creole seasoning. Serve with crusty bread -- not in a cheater bread bowl!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Are You Ready For A Throwdown?

That's my favorite show on the Food channel. Mom says the rules for the family throwdown are it has to be something that can be eaten with a spoon. That was Aunt Carrie's rule. I thought and thought.What could I, a mere child of 8, enter in a throwdown. My pesky split pea soup? Hmmm ... Aunt Carrie won't eat it. I'll lose votes there. What should I enter?

Has to be something that can be eaten with a spoon ...
WAIT A DOGGONE MINUTE! Problem solved!

So all you great chefs out there. Let me ask you this: ARE YOU READY FOR A THROWDOWN?!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

No Words Needed

(and that was just from school -- papa alone almost equaled this himself!)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

School Book Fair

I went to the school book fair today and got this book:

Aunt Carrie, you might like this book. It's about a dog. I think Marley is a golden retriever or maybe a lab. I don't know. So far I've read about Marley breaking a lamp. Well actually, the kids and dog broke the lamp. One threw the ball, Marley catched it and hit the lamp with the ball. Marley's a he. It's a chapter book and I'm on the chapter called Marley girl. I looked at the pictures and know that Marley dies. That will make Aunt Carrie sad.

I also got a pen. Well, it's really a marker. I think I'm good.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lucky Day

Today is my lucky day. It was the first day of school. I got a webkinz. The bullfrog. It's name is Lily. I also got this in the mail today --

Thank you, Auntie C! I love cookies!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Another Fish ...

This time I caught big fish. I caught (northern) pike. This is what they look like:That was the little one. The next one was bigger --

We used big bait (night crawlers). I like fishing!