Saturday, February 21, 2015

Homestyle Corn Chowder - And THEN Some

Homestyle Corn Chowder 
OMG ! ! ! ! ! !  It is FANTASTIC.

6 Slices if Bacon - crumbled (use for final topping)
1 C Chopped Onion
4 Red Potatoes - cubed and unpeeled
1 C Water
2 (14.75 oz) Cans Cream-Style Corn
3 C Half & Half
1 t Salt
1/4 t Black Pepper

1, In a soup pot, over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Remove, place on a paper towel lined plate, let cool crumble and set aside.

2. Over medium heat, cook onion in bacon drippings 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender, stirring constantly.

3. Add potatoes and water, bring to a boil. Stir, reduce heat to low and simmer 18 - 20 minutes, or until potatoes are fork tender.

4. Stir in remaining ingredients; cook until thoroughly heated, stirring often. Ladle into bowls, top with bacon and serve immediately.

*~*~ OPTIONS ~*~*

1 Stalk Celery - chopped
Carrots - slice/cube enough to be similar in size to the onion/celery
2 C Buffalo Chicken - precooked, shredded/pulled 
(Recipe we use to make Buffalo Chicken.)

We added the celery and carrots with the onions in step 2.

Chicken was added in  step 4. If you don't have Buffalo Chicken, regular rotisserie chicken (shredded/pulled) would work.

 6 servings.

Not Quite 50 Shades of Grey

With all the hype about the trilogy and movie,
I knew this pattern deserved a similar name.

Here are the best things about this pattern:
1. It can be made of any colors . . . 
I prefer the gradient shades,
 but anything would work.
2. The scarf shown is "3 Peaks" wide.
The pattern can be made any width
from "2 Peaks" to "10 Peaks"
3. There are 6 different stripe patterns
that can be used. 
This scarf has used 5 of the six.
4. Cowl you may ask?
Yes, the ends can be joined 
to make a cowl 
instead of a scarf.
5. Not sure?
Add buttons to one set of "peaks"
and you can wear it wither way.
6. Length? That's up to you.
The one shown, stretches from
fingertips to fingertips.

The pattern is available in my Ravelry Store for $2.99
Just click on the link below.

All proceeds from this pattern will be donated 
to a no-kill dog and cat maternity  shelter in Western New York 
or a no kill dog shelter in my home state of Indiana. 

The Fur~Babies and I thank you for your purchase

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