Friday, February 5, 2010

Company Girl Coffee 2/5/10

Good Morning Ladies! I hope you all doing well! Thanks for stopping by!

I only have a few minutes, so this will be quick, I am planning a huge surprise for someone I love! I can't tell you about it yet in case this person is actually reading my blog, but I am about to burst with the excitement and I will for sure tell you more about it next week! I do need your help though, ladies...would you pray? Pray that the weather doesn't interfere and that all the pieces come together without driving me insane!

Also, I have to give a shout out to fellow Company Girl, Ashley posted about her new editing business. I have to sing praises of this girl, she rocks! She has been a total Godsend as I prepare to send my book, Living Life with Strings Attached, ready for press. I highly recommend her, she edits just about anything from big projects to small. Check her out here:

Check my ministry blog for an excerpt of my book! I can't wait, it's almost ready!

Gotta run! Have a great day!

Oh! and I just read Rachel's post about a recipe for everyday food:
My favorite quick recipe (and my son's favorite soup) is called Chips and Salsa Soup:

Chips and Salsa Soup

This is the recipe for Xander's favorite is quite yummy! Xan man likes spicy, so this is his version. To, uh, tame the fire in this recipe, sub diced tomatoes for rotel and go with mild salsa. Serves 6-8.

2 cans diced new potatoes, drained
2 cans sliced carrots
2 cans diced tomatoes with italian spices
1 can original Rotel
1 cup medium Salsa
4 cups gluten free vegetable broth
Sliced avocado
tortilla chips (we use Rice Works, rice torilla chips)

Combine first 6 ingredients in a stew pot. Heat over medium heat 15-20 min. Serve in bowls over tortilla chips and sliced avocado. He loves leftovers at school the next day! Just pack him some chips to dip and he is happy.

(The original recipe used black beans and corn in place of the potatoes and carrots, but since we can't eat those, we substituted. I like the carrots and potatoes better. It is heartier.)

So there you go! I really gotta run now...pray ladies...pray real's snowing cats and dogs here...ugh! have a great day!


  1. Wow! Sounds like a really good recipe, I'll have to try it...whenever I cook again!

    Hope your surprise goes well, you definitely have my curiosity up! Said a prayer for you!

  2. Hi Cari! I'm glad you found a good editor. Small things make a big difference in writing too. I wish you well with your book and your upcoming surprise plan. Can't wait to hear the results!


  3. I hope that you are able to keep your surprise a secret. I'm so bad at that. I always spill the beans. I hope you have a chance to tell us what it is.
    I read the book expert, and some other things from your blog. I thoroughly enjoyed it. :) Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oooo..a surprise! Can't wait to hear about it next week. Have a fantastic time with that. I hope the weather cooperates.

  5. I came to comment about your comment on my blog and found that you were blogging about my sister-in-law! (Ashley is my brother's wife)

    If you do use the pork tenderloin recipe, make some extra of the balsamic & brown sugar glaze and have it in a little ramekin or something for dipping pieces--it's amazing!

  6. Kelly, I love Ashley! She has been awesome!Thanks for the tip!

  7. Ooooo! I look forward to hearing about how your surprise went! :)

    How exciting about your book too! I want to publish a book some day. Perhaps that's humorous about real mom stuff they don't prepare you for in parenting books, and one that is packed full of devotionals.

    Have a great upcoming week!

  8. Thanks for the awesome shout-out, Cari! I'll have to try out that soup, too...sounds like something right up our alley!