It’s been a busy weekend for us. We celebrated Everly’s 2nd birthday! I can’t believe she is already two years old. It seems like yesterday I was in the hospital anxiously awaiting to become a mom. Everly is such a happy and joyful girl. She seriously loves everything. She is adventurous, strong, loving, and definitely beats to her own drum. She has a “go for it” attitude about life and I admire that SO MUCH! We threw her a Frozen themed party because Anna is one of the few characters she is really into now…..and she has never even seen the movie. It was a great theme for a birthday party because you can find Frozen everywhere you go. We had such a good time watching her with all her little friends. We are so lucky to have a lot of friends with fantastic kids around the same age. Here are a few pictures of Everly’s 2nd Birthday Party.
Rex’s grandpa came up with this soup recipe years ago. It has passed down through the family and made its way into our kitchen and we have made this a number of times. The flavor is out of this world delicious and it is super easy. With winter around the corner, this should be on the top of your list of recipes to make.
Grandpa’s Italian Soup
- 1 lb. ground Spicy Italian Sausage
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup chopped carrots
- 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1/4 t. Italian seasoning
- Dash celery seed
- 1 cup broken uncooked spaghetti (2″ pieces)
- 3 (14 oz) can chicken broth
- 1 cup cubed potatoes
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 t. dried basil
- 1/4 t. hot sauce
- Dash of garlic sauce
Brown sausage, drain. In soup pot put sausage, broth, water, vegetables and seasonings (NOT spaghetti). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 minutes. Add spaghetti and cook 8-10 more minutes until tender.