Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Nothing says fall like warm soup

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What's new with Ashleigh?

Have you heard this old joke: What's a dentist's favorite time? Tooth-hurty (as in 2:30).

No, I am not giving up my career to become a stand-up comedian. I am writing this with half of my mouth numb. I just came back from the dentist. They removed some old fillings on two neighboring teeth, drilled out another small cavity, then sealed me all back up again. I suppose I should be grateful that it wasn't worse. But I'm still kind of miserable.

Now that my mouth is regaining feeling, however, I was able to make myself some soup to make me feel better.

Soup is a big thing in my world. According to my mother, when I was little, I had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. I'm not surprised. A nice hearty soup is always one of my favorite comfort foods.

It's such a big part of my world that our American Heritage Girls scout troop sells prepackaged soup mixes for our annual fundraiser. You know the kind. Add some water or broth, maybe some tomatoes or chicken or some other ingredients. They're ready in half an hour and a little package makes "eight" servings. Except, if you're anything like me, you eat it out of a cereal bowl and it ends up being closer to three servings.

So, that has me thinking.

Choose Your Own Path Stories

The Detention Adventure is an interactive young adult story.

Have you been following along? If not, here's a quick recap.

The Detention Adventure

Hartfield Chronicles

Hartford Chronicles

Hartfield Chronicles follows the lives of Melinda, Pat, and their friends as they navigate their way through boarding school life.

Each episode features two stories, one from Melinda's point of view and one from Pat's, along with an excerpt from Melinda's writing journal.

New episodes are published every Wednesday.

Free Books

Cave of Time

Cave of Time
A short fantasy adventure

Would you do anything for magic?

The desire grows urgent as deadly forces arise from years of captivity. Years of magical absence has left the village defenseless. But just when everything seems bleak, an ordinary boy rises up to the challenge. Will he be able to prove himself among his cruel peers? Will he even reach the Cave of Time before it’s too late?

Would you like some free books in exchange for an honest review?

Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Family-oriented adventures - Ends 12/30 - MG,YA,Romance, Hot Drink, Warm Sweater, & A Great Page-Turner - Ends 11/30 - YA,Romance,Mystery,

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Do you have Kindle Unlimited? These books are free for you!

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Other Books on Sale

Fixing my Path

Fixing my Path
Where the Path Leads Book 2

It’s time for the annual Raigus Art and Design Halloween Carnival. Lily Astor is exploring her freedom far away from the hold her parents have on her. Her one goal at this year’s carnival is to have the time of her life. Turner Crosby is working in RAD’s legendary haunted house. His one goal is to scare as many unsuspecting victims as possible. As the night goes on, fun and excitement turn to fear as police storm the campus. Lily rethinks her life choices as the truth unfolds in this novella.

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Fall Friendship Reads - Ends 12/01 - MG,YA, All Genres Book Sale - Ends 12/01 - YA,Romance,Mystery,
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Women Authors Celebration Sale - Ends 12/01 - MG,YA,Romance,Mystery, Award Winning Books for Kids & Teens - Ends 12/10 - MG,YA,
Books as Christmas Gifts - Ends 12/20 - YA,Romance,Mystery,

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1 comment:

  1. I think my favorite soup is my homemade vegetable soup. I sautee some onions in oil, then add some frozen peas and corn, black beans, a couple cups of water, a dash of red pepper flakes, and my favorite bouillion paste. I try to throw in some spaghetti (cut into small pieces), pasta, or rice whenever I can.