"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Happy Tuesday! April 20, 2021

 Here are just three of my Great Nephews....
and I do mean GREAT! I am so proud of them!
Their parents are amazing!
Thanks Sandee for Happy Tuesday!

And now for the soup of the day!

Quick and Easy Borscht 
1/2 head (1.5 #) cabbage, core removed and shredded
1 chopped carrot, 1.2 cup chopped onion
1/1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock or broth
1 can (15 oz) Great Northern beans rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with juice, slightly pureed
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) pickled beets coarsely chopped with juice
1/2 tsp salt, freshly ground pepper to taste
sour cream for topping
Directions: In a large soup pot over medium heat, combine all ingredients except the sour cream. Bring to a boli. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Add more stock if soup is too thick. Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream.
Priyatnogo appetita !!!  


  1. Nothing happier than smiling boys.

  2. Your great nephews are all handsome too. Family is such a blessing.

    I've never had that soup before. I think I should try it.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches and an extra treat for Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  3. It's a beautiful color, but I don't like cabbage (except in potstickers and eggrolls) or beets (in anything. The boys sure look like they're having fun! Triple trouble!

  4. Boys are such fun.

    Borscht is one i have not tried, but maybe now i will since your recipe sounds so easy to follow.

  5. nice to see happy kids :)

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  7. I like a lot your nephews! Their smiling is gorgeous!
    Happy WW!

  8. Love seeing those smiles. Boys are such amazing people. We love spending time with all the grands but the two brothers Brody and BLake are such little hams. ALways enjoying all these great recipes.

  9. Kathe,

    Cute picture of the kiddos! Soup sure looks pretty. I like beets but in soup I don't know.


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