Thursday, August 20, 2009

Spreading the yumminess!

So I have been pretty lazy laztely. lol. I tend to be a slacker half the time and an over achiever the other half. I really need to find a happy medium I think lol.
First I have to share some great and adorable news and then I have a yummy recipe for y'all!
My great and adorable news is that my little one had her very first ballet lesson yesterday! Oh goodness I tried so hard not to cry, she was so darn beautiful. It is so funny how three children in one household can be so different, isn't it? I just love that, and I love celebrating their uniqueness and trying to bring out in them the best and help them find what they love most...not what I want them to do. I am a big believer in that. She has always been a little princessy thing with the most gentle of spirits and ballet just seems so... "her." Here are a couple photos of my ballerina!
I am caught between thinking the third pic is one of her wiggling cause she has to pee and her just being cute lol. But that was just her posing in front of the camera which she LOVES to do! God bless her little heart, she is such an angel, and I am so blessed!

Now...on to the yumminess! Last night for dinner I made corn chowder. It was SO good! I figured I never share any recipes but desserts...maybe that accounts for my weight lol. Anyway we do eat other stuff around here so I am sharing that, too hehe.

Corn Chowder

1 pound of bacon

1 large sweet onion, chopped

2 red bell peppers, chopped

salt and pepper to tast

1 heaping tbsp minced garlic

1/2 c flour

6 c of chicken broth or stock

3 large red potatoes, chopped

1 1/2 c heavy cream

32 oz frozen corn

cayenne pepper to taste

dash of parsely for color

Cook bacon to desired doneness. Set aside until cool and then chop, reserving to add to soup later. Drain most of the grease from the pan and then cook the onion and red pepper in the same pan until almost done. Add garlic, salt, and pepper, and cook until fragrant and garlic is warmed through. Add flour and stir until mixed, then add chicken stock slowly, stirring. Add potatoes, bacon, corn, and cayenne and let it come to a slight boil to start thickening, stir frequently and then lower temperature and let it simmer for about a half hour. The cayenne should give it a nice little kick but not be overwhelming at all. Add heavy cream and parsley; let cook about ten minutes more, then serve. Eat and say, "Yummm!"


  1. she is sooo CUTE ... LOL about the wiggling
    Hmmmm the chowder looks YUMMY!

  2. your SD is really sweet :D ! I love those pictures

  3. She makes a gorgeous little ballerina!

  4. Ay Ay Ay! mexican corn soup is what we call it- used tomake it for my Spanish classes! Fun. Do you put jalepeños in it?


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