Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday Craftanoons

What a truly lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon - Crafting!

Mum and I have made the most of our time together while she's in Adelaide. We've sipped tea chatted lots, listened to our favourite tunes, (currently listening to Big Jumps by Emiliana Torrini), Mum's felting beads for a necklace and I'm working on a softy present for a friend's birthday.

Our creative space today is the kitchen table, complete with my favourite wedgewood teacups and vinnies silver teapot. In the picture the teapot is hidden by the most darling teacosy I picked up at the Port Adelaide markets the other day - what a score!

For lunch I made Cream of Chicken Soup (serves 4)
2 cups chicken stock
1 large brown onion, chopped
2 celery sticks, chopped
1 medium leek, trimmed, washed & chopped
3 chicken maryland, skin removed
50g butter
1/3 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cream
2 tsp chopped chives
2 tsp chopped thyme
2 tsp chopped parsley

1. Place 3 1/2 cups of cold water, stock, onion, celery, leek and chicken in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to med/low. Simmer covered for an hour. Transfer chicken to a bowl, cool slightly. Removed bones, shred meat and set aside. Strain stock mixture in to a large heat proof jug, discard solids
2. Melt butter in pan over medium high heat. Add flour, cook stirring for 1 min or until bubbling. Gradually stir in stock mixture and cream. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium, add chicken. Cook stirring occasionally for 15 min or until soup thickens slightly. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in chopped herbs. Serve.

I added chopped mushrooms with the chicken... Yum!

Cherry x

1 comment:

  1. You are lucky to have a crafty Mum. The crafty gene seems to skip a generation in my family. My Grandma was crafty but not Mum.