I don’t know where to begin for today’s post! There are so many exciting things happening at The P and P Kitchen this week! I have a.d.d. of story telling. I got a new camera lens, I have hit one year (on and off), I bought a smaller size in jeans, and oh yes oh yes I have a GIVEAWAY to celebrate it all!!! Ok let me take a breath here and tell you all the fun things going on in a logical organised manner. (inhaling…. holding… and exhaling)
There now I am focused. Let’s start with the new camera lens. As my faithful followers will remember this summer I posted how I was frustrated and struggling with my photographs. My dear husband finally got tired of my cursing and lamenting over how much “I hate this stupid camera! It is too hard to use and it never does what I want!” (that is an exact quote) He bought me a really nice close up lens and the guy at the photo store was very kind and patient with me and showed me some tricks. The goal: each post going forward will look better and better! I have been blogging one full Calendar year now!!! I know I have had to take time off a few times over the past year, but I fully intend for that to never happen again! (Everyone keep their fingers crossed that the pain NEVER returns!) The only good thing about being sick this year has been that I have lost a lot of weight! So I am in 3 sizes smaller than when I first moved to Kansas City!!! Now that I am feeling better I am getting my appetite back and I need to watch it! (kinda hard to do when you are blogging!) So for all these great milestones in my life I wanted to celebrate with you and offer you a chance to win The Plaid and Paisley’s Kitchen very first Giveaway!
I love this cookbook! I think we all dream of diving around in a cool food truck and cooking and baking for the world. Kir Jensen is living that dream and she has complied some of her best recipe’s here for us all to share! One Lucky winner will have this cookbook in their kitchen very soon!! All you have to do is leave me a comment and like The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen on facebook! You can get more entries by following me on twitter and tweeting and sharing on facebook about the giveaway! I hope you all get as many entries as possible!
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Ok so now on to the recipe! Whoa I bet you thought I’d never get to it! Told you a.d.d of story telling today! This is a take on my BFF’s from Nashville mom’s tomato soup! I make the Sweitzer Tomato Soup ALL the time! For today’s post I changed it up a bit. It usually has fresh basil leaves, but I was going for a bit of an Italian spin on it.
You can find me at all these great link parties this week!
Making you crave Monday’s, Crazy Sweet Tuesday’s, Trick or Treat Tuesday’s, Tasty Tuesday’s, Totally Tasty Tuesday’s, Cast Party Wednesday’s, Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday’s, Sweet Treat and Swanky Stuff, Kitchen Fun with My Three Son’s, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m loving it Friday’s, Weekend Pot Luck, and Six Sisters Stuff