Have you ever listened to the noises that come from your home? When our home had 3 sons living in it, things could get pretty noisy! Wrestling, bouncing balls, video games, television sports and the occasional competitive 'discussion' were what was heard most of all day, every day!
Now that 2 of the sons have left the nest, things are much quieter. I was recently outside watering flowers and heard a humming sound. Realizing it was the sound of the dryer, I smiled, never paying much attention to quiet hums of the home before!
There is something comforting about some of the hums of home. The washer and dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, mixer etc. All these sounds represent a method of 'making a home'. Most are tools we use to care for the family. Every home 'hums', whether it is a house full, an empty nest couple or a single living alone.
Home-hums bring comfort and warmth and can be carried with us where we go. A home cooked meal for lunch (or packed for hubby's lunch) get noticed with favor at the work place. Sharing our favorite recipe at a pot luck dinner, brings some of our home out to be a blessing. A dinner for someone who just needs to know someone cares brings a beautiful piece of home and love. Cards, letters or postcards extend love from our home. Putting them in a zip lock bag with a drop of essential oil on a cotton ball gives a beautiful fragrance they will notice.
Whatever season of life you and your home are in, be encouraged to make your home hum and share the beautiful sound with those around you!
Here is a slow cooker recipe that will warm the body and soul this fall season.
Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup
1 30oz. bag of frozen diced hash browns
1 32 oz box of chicken broth
1 can of cream of chicken soup (10 oz)
1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz, not fat free)
3 oz bacon bits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Put the potatoes in the crockpot. Add in the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and half of the bacon bits. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook on low for 8 hours or until potatoes are tender.
An hour before serving, cut the cream cheese into small cubes. Place the cubes in the crock pot. Mix a few times throughout the hour before serving.
Once the cream cheese is completely mixed in, it's ready to serve.
Top with cheddar cheese and some additional bacon bits.