11.18.2016

TGIF, but it doesn't really matter...

Yay, it's Friday.  But I work Saturday and Sunday, then Monday through Wednesday.  No rest for the wicked, I guess.

The day started off with a Benefits Meeting...(finally) getting the scoop on our insurance information for 2017.  Good news!!  No increases, either in payments or deductibles.  Good job, HR!  The meeting started off with a Chocolate Mindfulness exercise.  Click the link to go to the Ted-X Talk.  It was rather interesting, and a nice way to "center" before a meeting.

The weather is gorgeous right now...78 degrees and sunny.  Not bad for the last third of November. We've had such a warm autumn...it's hard to imagine bundling up in coats, boots, and scarves.  That happens tomorrow...the coat part anyway.  Moderate to severe storms are supposed to move through the area later this afternoon, bringing on a cold front with a high temperature of 46 tomorrow.  No problem...I'm working anyway.  It will be a good day to bring in a crock pot of soup to share with my co-worker tomorrow.  I've tried some really great recipes from Pinterest lately...Irish Beer cheese soup (so good, but so bad for you), and yesterday's effort was Crock pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup.




My suggested modifications for the Irish Beer cheese soup...

  • Instead of coating the cheese you've shredded with corn starch, do what you've always done with corn starch...mix it with a little cold water and add it to the pot of broth, then add the shredded cheese.
  • Substitute the Harp's Lager with a regular old American lager.  It will taste the same.  Save the Harp's for drinking, not cooking!

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