Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ketchup With Us - Prompt #7

I am no Betty Crocker, that’s for sure. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to eat, but I just don’t love the process of making the food to eat it. There is one exception, however. Holiday cooking. I have some treasured recipes that I grew up with that keep my heart close to home when I make them. And since it is the season of giving, Michele and I thought we’d share some of our favorite holiday recipes with you! Won’t you join us? We are excellent taste testers.

The one I chose if from my dad. He learned to make from his mom. It's my favorite side dish on the table during the holidays.

Carrots and Onions
1lb carrots
2 cups chicken broth
¼ cup butter
1 tbsp flour
½ tsp salt and pepper
¾ cup water
pinch of sugar

1. Cut carrots julienne style. cook them in the broth for 10 minutes. Then set aside.
2. In a separate pan melt the butter, add onions and saute for 15 minutes.
3. Stir in last 4 ingredients with onions and bring to boil.
4. Add the carrots and broth to onion mixture.
5. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve.

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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Michele and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write it in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we'll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me ...


Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is ...


Wyman Ragg


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The Rules of Play

  1. Submit your entry using the linky at the bottom of one of our KWU posts.
  2. Follow us on Facebook (Michele /Mel).
  3. Follow us on Twitter (Michele/Mel) & tweet us your entry with the hashtag #KetchupWithUs.

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'KETCHUP WITH US' - Prompt #7

Share a favorite holiday recipe. There is no word limit. 

(Well, let’s not get crazy. How about nothing over 1000 words?)


My partner-in-crime, Michele, has something to celebrate today. Today makes ONE YEAR since she kicked a lung tumor's buttocks. That's right. Last year, on this day, Michele was in surgery to remove a tumor that had settled in her lung.

If you are new to her blog, or have joined in the past year and missed it, below is a post of hers that's a must read. It's written from her heart about the unexpected journey that was sprung upon her and her family. Make sure to bring some tissues.

So, here's to you, Michele and crew. May your holiday season be merry, bright, and include no hallucinations about your ceiling fan.  


  1. How did you ...? (sniff) You are SUCH a great friend. (sniff) I can't believe you remembered. (sniff)

    (All of those sniffs are real.)

    Love you, my friend. It's been a real pleasure and honor getting to know you and yours ... and having some fun together with all this craziness. :)

    1. As are you, my friend. You were a HUGE support over the summer when we had a crazy beginning. Thanks for your friendship, laughter and smiles you provide daily!

      Can't wait for more craziness!! Love you!

  2. Oh lord, Moi? Thank you. (sniff)

    1. Yes, Mr. Viagra! HILARIOUS! I had tears streaming down my face reading your last entry. Nice work!