Thursday, October 28, 2010

{no squishy toms!}

{Thank the Lord it didn't rain today, which meant no squishy toms for me :) It has been quite a nice day! The little girl I nanny for was very well behaved and we had fun eating banana bread and reading books by the fire! Tonight all I wanted was a simple dinner, that was warm and filling and a hot drink! Therefore I decided to make my favorite spiced orange tea! A lot of people think its weird but once they try it they almost always love it. It's really easy to make, all it is is...

1 cup tang
1 cup powdered lemonade
1 cup powdered instant tea (like that Nestea stuff...unsweetened)
1 1/2 cups sugar
cinnamon to taste

You can do it in as large of a batch as you want. I like to make a whole bunch and give it in mason jars as Christmas gifts. They have a lot of the ingredients you need at Costco for super cheap. 
Just add 2-3 spoonfuls or as much as you like to a mug of hot water and mmmmm...

And for dinner I found a freakin awesome recipe that I had written in my cookbook awhile back! Ok, I have to start out by saying I totally love instant mashed potatoes! Forgive me! 

Parmesan Pesto Potato Soup
2 cups instant potato flakes
32 oz. chicken broth
1/2 cup half and half
1 cup shredded parmesan
salt and pepper
4 tsp. pesto

Stir potatoes, stock, and half and half in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in parmesan cheese and simmer another 5 minutes. Season to taste. Ladle into bowls and swirl pesto into bowl. Add a bit more shredded cheese!
and to top it all off we made funfetti cookies! Hooray!
Good night all! 
ali <3


  1. pesto potato soup? I know what I'm having for lunch! Thanks!

  2. Yay! oh its so yummy! I know you'll love it!

  3. Both the tea and the soup sound delicious! I'm definitely going to have to try those, especially since it's getting colder outside.