November 23, 2012
Good morning. Hope everyone had a fabulous day yesterday with family and friends. Pogo and I had a great day. Except for a bit of laundry, we just relaxed all day. We had visits either in person or via telephone by family and friends, we ate good food and enjoyed a few trips out into the yard where we enjoyed the fabulous weather.
A couple of highlights were the homemade cranberry sauce that I had with my dinner. Mmm, mmm, mmm! Audrey has a secret recipe of her own, and oh my! Was that ever delicious!
Next, Jasmine tried her hand at baking apple pie and cranberry bread from scratch, and brought me one of each. Oh Lordy, this young lady is headed in the same direction as her mom and aunts and uncle. All of my kids are wonderful cooks, and Jasmine is joining them. As a matter of fact, her older brother Bobby is a chef at a restaurant in a nearby town. It sort of runs in the genes.
I didn't get much wrapping done yesterday, I was having too much fun just being lazy. But this morning I'm putting up the folding table again. I am so hoping that my cards and/or calendars arrive in today's mail. It would feel good to get some of the addressing done too.
I also want to make a quick trip to either Walmart or the market to pick up more fixings for corn chowder. I promised to make Deanne a big pot of chowder if she would just bring me the pan. Along with yesterday's goodies came a big blue pot. lol.
For those of you who don't have a recipe for the corn chowder, here's mine. You may want to adjust the amounts of everything to make less. I make a huge pot so that I can share. If you cut the recipe in half, you should still end up with enough chowder to last a couple of days.
I start by peeling four large baking size potatoes into small pieces. Next I cut up half of a large onion. and four or five strips of lightly cooked bacon. The potatoes, onions and bacon go into the pot along with four cups of water. I boil these until the potatoes are half or more cooked.
Then I add two cans of creamstyle corn, two corns of whole kernel corn, and two cans of evaporated milk (canned milk). I season with seasalt and pepper (not a lot, you can always add more later to taste). If you make half of the recipe, and it needs more liquid, add a bit of regular milk. That's all there is to it. Enjoy!
I have a pretty photo to share. I took this early one morning through the Mrs' patio doors before daylight. There was a really pretty mama cardinal perched at the feeder just long enough for me to take a couple of photos. Isn't she pretty?
I also have a wonderful cartoon to share. This was sent to me by a friend, and I just had to share it. It is so true of the double standards that society has for men and women.
I have to laugh. If we all dressed similar, you wouldn't be able to tell the men from the women! lol.
Okay, that's all for this morning. I want to get started here before I get too comfy on the couch. I have today off so I'd like to get a few mailer boxes ready. Wouldn't that be nice! So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.