First, here is a link to a recipe like the dish I cooked 2 days ago. The original blog where I found it doesn't seem to be available any more. This recipe is just like the one I used, except I've used lean ground beef and lean ground turkey for the meat. This one uses sausage which I am sure is good too.
Also, we cook the rice separately and serve the bean mixture on top of a spoon full of white rice.
The cheeseburger soup was a blend of 2 Internet recipes. I'll try to explain what I did
Brown about a 1/2 pound of lean ground beef with 1/2 a chopped onion.
When that's done, add about 3 big potatos, peeled and diced, 3 carrots, peeled and diced and 1/2 cup finely diced celery. Pour in about a quart of chicken broth and bring to a simmer
When the vegetables are tender, add 2 cups of milk that has been whisked with 1/4 cup of flour and about 1 cup of diced velveeta chees.
Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer until slightly thickened and the cheese is melted.
This soup is good and reheats nicely. Despite it's name, it tastes nothing like an American Cheeseburger. You could easily use your choice of vegetables and cheese.
Second, Mabel the puppy, has been with us for 1 month and we estimate she is 3 months old.
She is growing but not a lot. She happily eats Puppy Chow and sleeps in her crate.
She likes all the grands and is sweet to them (but 2 of the grands don't like her and we hope they will come around)
She doesn't shed much and she creates an illusion that all our tile floors are clean as she searches out and licks up any crumb or splatter.
Third, I've had time sew this week because some our grands have had a virus and have stayed home. They are all on the mend and the virus didn't spread to any one else because their parents kept them home.
I bought a chevron beach towel when CVS was doing their summer clearance and I think it cost about $2. I cut it up and hemmed the edges to make 4 hand towels and 2 wash cloths. They will be going to one set of the grands for their bathroom.
This one, I sewed the 2 pieces about 1 1/2 inches from the edge and then cut fringe about 1/2 inch wide. It took more time but I think it will the favorite of the grandgirls.
This one has rounded corners and is sewn about 1/2 inch from the edge.
They will all be quite warm being double sided.
That's what has been getting done here 😄