Use Today As A Gift


How Gorgeous Is This Snowy Day???

Waking up to snow falling and activities canceled, gives us an opportunity to SLOW DOWN

Maybe read a book, take a nap, play with the kids, watch a movie, clean out closets, journal,

or like me…..

Cook A Warm, Creamy, Delicious Soup to match the way I am feeling today

Just match your feelings to the task…Follow your instincts..You are the best judge of what fits for you

It is not too late to indulge yourself today 

These are the days we must look at as a “GIFT”

Time to reflect on the “Simplicity Of Life”in contrast to our days as “Movers and Shakers”

What act of Simplicity can you give yourself today?

Here’s mine:

Potato-Cauliflower Leek Soup

All said and done your family wont even know there is Cauliflower in this soup….It is creamy, delicious, and filling. My son compared it to the taste of mashed potatoes.

Pair a cup of soup with a green salad or a sandwich of your choice….
If your thinking about “86ing The Excess”, a cup of soup and half of sandwich is the way to go


    • 2 1/2 cups of chopped cauliflower(approx 1/2 of head)
    • 3 large leeks, cut lengthwise, separate, clean. Use only white and pale green parts, chop
    • 2 tablespoon butter
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
    • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled, diced
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 dry
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • dash of tabasco or red chili sauce
    • 2 tablespoon of fresh chopped chives


    1. Using a dutch oven or soup pot
    2. Cook leeks in butter with salt and pepper for approx 10 mins on low heat
    3. Do not let the leeks brown
    4. Add water, broth, cauliflower and potatoes
    5. Bring to a low simmer and cook for approx 30 min until potatoes are soft
    6. Scoop half the mixture into a blender, puree and return to the pot
    7. Add parsley and thyme
    8. Option to add a dash tabasco or chili sauce.
    9. Add 2 teaspoons of salt or more to desired taste
    10. Garnish with chopped chives


6 responses »

  1. I’m so glad you’re feeling warm, creamy, and delicious today! ; ) Seriously, though, cauliflower is wonderful and the soup sounds great – I’ll try it soon. I just used cauliflower recently as a replacement for mashed potatoes. I simply steamed it, then used a handheld potato masher to blend in some grated parmesan with a little nutmeg.

  2. I can’t believe that I have all the ingredients to make this soup. First course for dinner tonight. We are all using today as a “GIFT”. Reading books and 2 different movies are on. Love when it snows. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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