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soup lover February 21, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Hollie, any good soup recipies for these cold nights? thanks.
schuto February 22, 2013 at 08:45 PM
I think you people have a serious problem on your hands. Why are you asking for advice when you all seem to know that he is in the wrong? I mean really Florida rd is a small street. So you all know who is talking about who, and if you don't your dumb. Seriously, if you want this guy to stop, then either confront him or let the real cops know. End of story.
schuto February 22, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Hi hollie, I was just recently turned on to your blog and I love the refreshing approach you take to every question and comment. What do you tell a friend who always makes comments about your life that aren't always nice? I have a friend ho always finds it necessary to comment on everything. My work, my kids, my car, my clothes, even my dog. I love her dearly but sometimes I think enough already, but I don't really know how to tell her without offending her or hurting her feelings. Thanks.
Hollie Gonzalez February 23, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Here is a good hearty soup. You will need 3 large chicken breasts 4 potatos peeled and cubed 5 carrots peeled and cut into about 1/4 inch slices 4 celery stalks cut same as carrots 1 small yellow onion peeled and diced 1 large can of Goya red kidney beans drained 1 can of crushed tomatos 2 cups of cooked small macaroni ( ditalini, pastena, and small elbows work best) In a large pot cover chicken breast with water and boil for about an hour. Remove Chix from water and remove from bone tearing into pieces. Do not drain water in pot. Put chix pieces back into the water. Add can of tomato and 1 cup of water and bring back to a boil. Add beans and potatos and bring to a boil again. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the macaroni and bring to a boil one more time. When the soup boils, turn heat to low and let simmer for an hour. After the hour, add the cooked macaroni and let simmer for 5 more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy.
Hollie Gonzalez February 23, 2013 at 04:00 AM
Hi schuto, Thank you for your comments. As for your friend, tell her the truth. Tell her that you value her time and friendship, and let her know that some of her comments are hurtful and out of line. Ask her to dial it down. I think it is better to hurt her feelings by telling her the truth rather than pretending to be ok with everything she says and having it out with her later because you can't take it anymore.

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