Thursday, February 6, 2014

Week 5 Thursday (2/6/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Corn Chowder
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Pages 73-75      Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 123 calories per serving, if 10 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         I am in love with this corn chowder. It has so much flavor and was very filling.  I think corn is my favorite vegetable and this really hit the spot.  It isn’t hard to make and I must say that fresh corn off of the cob is the way to go, unless it is the dead of winter and we only have the old frozen type. Either way, this is a wonderful side dish for any meal.  I loved it as a stand alone lunch.  It is like a soup and I loved every single bite.

Doesn't think look yummy?  It is rich and creamy and a darn good lunch.

This is how I am sure all of my serving sizes are all the same

Today’s critics: 

         Brandy:  Grilled Corn Chowder - Holy Spicy? Did you think it was spicy? I thought it was good, but whoa, maybe a little too spicy for me. Was there bacon in there? I thought I tasted bacon...Filled me up for lunch, I think I would make it on my own, but I would need to cut down whatever made it so spicy...maybe I'm just being a wuss today : )

         The Serpicos:  Nicole said that it was good but she wanted it to be thicker.  She said, “It was hearty and tasty.”

Random Reflections

         Have you ever been to Fabyan’s Japanese Gardens?  They are located on the west side of the park off the Route 31. I passed by there yesterday and remembered a wedding I went to for a previous student of mine.  The wedding was gorgeous and the gardens take your breath away. I do remember a slight mosquito issue because it had rained, but a little bug fogging in the morning could help alleviate that issue.  If you are ever interested in having an outside wedding, check out the beautiful Japanese Gardens.  I also think it might be a great place to take a family picture in the summer.  SMILE!!!!

Irksome Ideas and Images

         I admit that I have a real problem when it comes to drinking.  No I don’t mean alcohol, since I don’t drink it, but just plain old drinks like Diet Coke and Powerade Zero. I really like my drinks to be icy cold and have a thin layer of ice on the top. This has led to me become the expert at exploding pop cans. 
         A few months ago I exploded a can of Diet Root beer in my freezer.  Now that wouldn’t really be a problem, except that I had just finished stocking it full of Ree’s wonderful dishes. I had pop everywhere.  Each time I opened the door, chunks of frozen root beer fell onto the floor and instantly melted. The floor had to constantly be washed.  It was all over the dishes, the top and back of the freezer, and in the crevices of the boxes.
         Of course, this is 100% my fault and it really is a foolish issue to even write about and admit to doing, gosh possibly because it is just plain stupid, but it happens at least twice a year.  Maybe I should just learn to love drinks at room temperature and get over myself.

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