Nap Time Buddies

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I took a short nap on my lunch time and discovered I had a nap time buddy ❤

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Pizza Soup or Fancy Tomato Soup

Oh my goodness ya’all! I made the most delicious dinner last night and had to share it with you! My entire family said they liked it and they are all very specific in what they think is tasty food!

The recipe I based it off of was called pizza soup and I got the idea from this YouTube video:

He lists the recipe he follows in the description if you’re curious. I didn’t follow it exactly, I also tend to be a pinch of that, scoop of this type cook but I will include measurements where I actually know what they are 🙂

Ingredients:
3 red bell peppers, no seeds
1 large onion
Cilantro
1/2 large jalapeño pepper, no seeds
4 jars/cans of 16oz pizza sauce*
1lb Italian sausage
4 cups water
8 Fresh basil leaves
Italian seasoning, dried, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
Parmesan cheese
Mushrooms
Mozzarella cheese, to taste
Pepperoni, chopped in smallish pieces

Instructions:

Cook the Italian sausage in a pan, like you would if you were browning ground hamburger. While that’s happening throw the red bell pepper, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and basil in the food processor and make it as close to a liquid as you can. Once the sausage is mostly cooked (or fully cooked whichever is preferred) put the pureed veggies in and let them cook together until it darkens slightly. Add the Italian seasonings, the pepper, garlic powder, and the crushed red pepper flakes. Let it cook a little longer.

Now you’re going to add the 4 cups water. Let everything cook together until the water starts boiling. Add your pizza sauce*, stir until it’s mixed thoroughly. Once it begins to bubble add the Parmesan cheese, Pepperoni and mushrooms. Let for simmer for a half hour, until the mushrooms are cooked or until you’re ready to eat.

My family and I prefer thicker soups, closer to a stew. If you prefer thinner soups add more water until you get the consistency you want.

When you serve add a little mozzarella and garnish with whatever other ingredients you like on your pizza.

*has to be pizza sauce. Don’t use spaghetti. Can be canned, in a jar, and the sizes are flexible. Like very tomato based soups? Use a larger amount. Like less, use a lesser amount.

What do ya’all think? How did yours turn out? Let us know in the comments below!!

**edited for grammar and spelling. I only ever see them once I hit publish, lol!**

General Life Update!

General life update time!

I mentioned in a previous post that Hubby has completed his CNA training and was looking for work. He found some! But he is going to continue to look because while they have said he is their employee he has yet to get any shifts and they show no signs of finding one for him anytime soon. I am very disappointed, I liked this place. I still have slight hope they find something for him before he gets hired somewhere else.

I work for a company that does the technical support for a reservations software. Valentine’s Day is coming up so we have many many restaurants calling in with questions, concerns, and needing changes to their books before the holiday comes around. Valentine’s Day is several weeks away but my whole company is gearing up do to mandatory overtime. We also get calls from the restaurant guests. Most of which are to complain that their restaurant of choice isn’t doing online reservations, or is full, etc. I sometimes have to remind them often that we are the technical support for software and have no control over restaurant policy. Sometimes I have to remind them several times in the same call. Just today I had a woman call complaining that she had made an online reservation and had the restaurant call her to tell her that they had a private event, were sorry but would she like to cancel or reschedule. She called us up. I had the “good fortune” (by which I mean bad luck) to get her. She wanted me to make the restaurant seat her, and her party of 4 other people, for the reservation she was “promised”. I explained to her that we do not promise the reservation, that is up to restaurant policy. We confirm the reservation was made and sent to the restaurant only. She was so angered that we were only the software company she insisted on speaking with a manager, who by the way, told her the exact same thing. I later learned that she had threatened to sue us, etc. Good luck with that, lol! We don’t determine restaurant policy.

This last week I’ve also been busy trying to get transcripts from the three colleges I’ve attended in the last 10 years because I’m going to try again at completing a degree. I was talking with my Hubby and we decided I will try for a Veterinary degree. I’m very excited! I have something like 60 credits just from two transcripts, I’m still trying for the third. That college is making it difficult to get to. I currently don’t have any degrees but with all the classes I’ve taken it should be a goodly dent.

Sorry for the short update but I’ve been really busy this last week 😦 What are some of your general life updates? Comment below!