such a sweet life

Today I have nothing planned except a little housework, a little online bill paying, maybe doing an exercise tape, and watching Bride Wars. Spoiled much? Some online window shopping too, thinking about all the things I want for summer:

Sunglasses. I'm thinking wayfarers because they go with everything, are always in style, but still manage to look slightly edgy and cool:

(Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.)

(Tom Cruise in Risky Business.)

Boyfriend shorts. I may be too old to wear these, but so what:

(From sass & bide.)

Sandals. I saw them in the store, but they had a little gold buckle that I couldn't get over until I saw the stylish wanderer blog. For once, I think cuteness overrides gold hardware:

Boots. I love the look of engineer boots paired with skirts or shorts, but maybe dr. martens instead? (I still love the '90s). These aren't technically for summer, since it'll be too hot to wear them until next winter here, but I hope to find them at a flea market in Amsterdam next week:

(Found these photos here.)

Black jeans. The picture has leggings, but you get the point. They go so well with engineer boots too:

(Found this photo here.)

more yummy soup

Totally random picture of the sky, and yay for having a car! For being able to do simple things like pick up groceries or drycleaning or renting a movie without having to plan your day around it.

Today I made maybe the best soup that I've ever eaten. And it's my own recipe, kind of.

Corn and Crab Bisque

4 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/3 c. celery, chopped
1/3 tsp. garlic, minced
2 tbsp. flour
15 oz. chicken broth (1 can)
15 oz. sweet corn cream-style (1 can)
1 c. heavy whipping cream
8 oz. crab meat
1/4 tsp. liquid crab boil

  • Melt 2 tbsp. butter in sauce pan. Add chopped onion and celery. Cook until soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Stir in flour. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken broth, corn, crab and liquid crab boil. Sprinkle in salt and pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in cream and remaining butter.  Let sit for 15-30 minutes.

yummy soup

I'm making Snow Day Lentil Soup, although Rain Day is the closest we get here.