Friday, February 5, 2010

Ready and waiting....

For the snow! Went to the food store today to load up. We have everything we need for a couple of days inside the house. The stores were packed, some were even closing at 5:00. I guess they aren't taken any chances. Right now, they are posting a blizzard warning for us. Expecting 18" or more. Yikes! I don't know about you, but I think I had enough of this white stuff. Spring can not come soon enough. And with that, they say, 6 more weeks of winter. Come on Spring, start breaking through, I need some hope that your there. With this snow coming, I'm not feeling it.
Don't forget to join in my OWOH giveaway on the previous post.
Since the comments have reached 100.
I'm adding another "Love" package.
To enter, you must leave a comment on the previous post.
Good luck!
Now I'm off to make some soup. Already made it once this week.
They are asking for it again, now that's a good thing.

Corn Chowder
7 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 Tbl of olive oil
2 C. chopped onion
3 stalks of celery, chopped
2 Tbl flour
2 C. chicken stock
2 C. milk
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
2 Tbl sugar
1 cup half and half
salt, pepper to taste
4 scallions, chopped
In a large pot, cook bacon for approx 5 minutes over medium heat until almost crispy.
Reduce heat and add oil, onions and celery. Cook approx 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle in flour and cook for approx 2 -3minutes. Add stock, milk and potatoes. Simmer over medium heat then reduce heat to low. Cook until potatoes are just tender, approx. 12 minutes
Take approx 2-3 cups of soup out of pot and mash, this is to thicken the soup. Pour back into pot. Add corn and sugar. Stir well. Stir in half and half, and salt
and pepper to taste. Add scallions and cook for approx. 5 more minutes.
Serve Warm.

Enjoy your weekend!


♥ Noelle ♥ said...

your hearts are so cute!!!

whoa, that is a LOT of snow!! brrr!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

That corn chowder looks wonderful. I haven't made any this year -- which is unusual for me because I really love corn chowder. Thanks for reminding me!

Jessica said...

That corn chowder looks so tasty!

Paul-ene said...

Love the hearts too! and the corn chowder ...YUM! I love homemade soups at winter time. I just made French onion soup for the first time the other day. Yum!