Yep! that pretty much sums up the happenin’s around this house these days.
Lots of irons on the fire….or is that in the fire?
Of course, March Madness has started….and the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team started off with a win on Thursday and they play again today! So excited, but also nervous for them. I know it is not impossible….and it turns out that 3 Big 12 teams have made it into the second round. Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa State! I believe in the impossible!
AND…this cough and cold that I can’t seem to shake? Impossible?? At least not before the customary 5-6 weeks of coughing my insides inside out….so they say. I carry a box of Kleenex and a package of Halls made-with-real-honey-that-soothes-sore-throats-relieves-coughs, cough drops with me where ever I go. And thank the makers of my sleep number bed which has a button to elevate my head so I don’t have as many spasms of coughing. I can sleep sitting up. Also, not impossible. I will shake this.
AND…the work on the Hall Bathroom Makeover is pretty much going according to plan….except the Captain had to go back to flying before setting the vessel sink and faucet! Everything else is pretty much done…., the marble counter top is in place and the wainscoting is on and painted, the walls are painted and I am editing pictures to show you the finished make over. Impossible?… naw, it will be “set” when the Captain returns home. Nope, never impossible.
Then there is the blanket I am knitting. Oh, the yarn is so soft and cuddly in a beautiful vanilla color and I was so excited to take up my knitting skills that had long been repressed. Years ago, I knitted sweaters, mufflers and baby blankets. Those were the days when my fingers were nimble and my mind was quick to learn. Also, my knitting needles looked like grandma’s needles and these new ones look like weapons! They are large and cumbersome….oh, I know I could have chosen smaller needles….but impossible? Nah! Not for me! I have been practicing with kitchen twine before messing up that wonderful white wool with my grubby little hands that have been coated in sticky cough drops and….nuff said! I shall overcome!
So what does one do when all the impossible things keep mounting up like dust bunnies under the bed? Never give up!
And one could make soup of course! Hibachi onion mushroom soup (or broth) to be precise. I am not sure why we call it mushroom onion when there is very little of either in this beef broth, but that is ok. What’s in a name? And this soup is certainly not impossible, although I have made many versions trying to make it just like my favorite Japanese Steak House’s version. Impossible? No, pretty easy to duplicate.
I think you will like this version of this broth as it is sooooo tasty.
And finally, look at these cute little rabbits riding in a twinkie. So easy to make… use a marshmallow rabbit (or chicken) peep in your favorite color and scoop out a seat for him midway through the twinkie. Add a frosted pretzel for the steering wheel. Use frosting to attach “cookie wheels” and the steering wheel. I know my little great-grandchildren would love these….right Mom’s???? Nothing is impossible, is it? We always have endless possibilities!
Have a great week-end my dear readers and Rock Chalk Jayhawk, KU!
- 4 cups beef broth
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 large carrot (cut in thirds)
- 1 medium onion, (cut in fourths)
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 mushroom, thinly sliced
- Combine beef and chicken stock in a heavy pot.
- Bring to a boil
- Add the carrot and onion chunks and the garlic pieces.
- Let boil for about 5 minutes and then lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Discard the carrot, onion and garlic and strain the soup through cheesecloth.(this is an important part of the process in order to have that wonderful clear broth)
- Place a small amount (about 3 or 4 "rings") of the thinly sliced green onions and one (or two) thin slices of mushroom into your serving bowls and ladle the hot broth over them.
- Serve with your favorite Hibachi dishes...fried rice or steak or chicken and veggies...or you can do like I do and eat it by itself.
- You can save the carrot, onion and garlic and serve with the broth if you feel that you are wasting the veggies. I pop them into a small baggie and put in the freezer to add to my vegetable soup or pot roast.
- Sometimes I use only beef broth. It depends on what I have on hand.
- Some people like to add Durkees dried onions to the broth but that is not the way my Japanese Steak House makes the soup and so I do not make it that way either.