December 1, 2012. He woke up with a merry twinkle in the eyes, and sparkle on his face. My pixie elf at home is hopping around in a jolly mood. Like most children through this age, he looks curiously to his Advent Calender for his very first surprise. Hey, it is book on A Christmas Tradition- The Elf on the shelf ! With wondering eyes, he simply loved to flip the book while munching gingerbread cookie with his sweet hot chocolate milk. The customary big stocking is hung carefully and is getting fatter day by day with goodies and candies. The dazzle of the holiday decorations makes it the most beautiful time of the year. The house is decorated with scented candles, pine wreaths, red bows and glowing lights. The Christmas trees around are simply looking gorgeous. For my Lil Lego fan, we made a Lego and sesame themed tree, decorated with silver lights and frills. And we all happily wait for St Nicholas with a nose like a cherry to come on his miniature sleigh, full of toys and eight tiny reindeer to bless us all and make us glitter with joy and glee !!!!!!!
It seems like having the perfect wintry days. There is nothing like snuggling in a warm cozy blanket, day dreaming about sugarplum fairies and watch the very merry Christmas shows of the Disney. There is a knock on the door... Who could it be ??? An early bell by Santa :))
I walk towards the door to see my hubby dear with a bowl of soup and warm bread from Panera Bread. Yes, it is a wonderful bowl of my favorite soup, Sizzling Hot Garden Vegetable Soup with Pesto !!!!
The soup has to take a Pitt stop on the table for camera, lights and action.....!!!!!!
And here we go with one of the best kinds of vegetable soups. Yummmm....!
It is so enticing, satisfying and fulfilling. The addition of fresh pesto made it all the more nutritious plus flavourful... !!!
Ah, Love the earthy color and flavor of freshly tossed veggies and pasta swirling and whirling around. Dunk the bread into the soup and I knew it is a moment to be merry.... !!!!
Cheers to the classic cooking technique adopted by the team of head chef Dan Nish in blending all the secret ingredients so well in a single serving bowl. And I wish for another one and another one... !
The soup was made with diced tomatoes, sliced zucchini, yellow beans, fresh Swiss chard, cauliflowers, bell peppers, and pearled barley in tomato broth. Perfect bowl of soup made in just the right way with right bunch of ingredients !!!!
There is an awesome collection of soups - classic french onion and broccoli cheddar by Panera bakery cafe' to keep you cozy and merry in the winters. Check it out by clicking here and hear some amazing Soup Stories. My favorite is The Amazing Soup Scrambler. It is in fact amazing...!
Thanks for stopping by !
Wish my each and every reader a very merry fa la la la, la la la la days and happy holidays !!!!!!
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