Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday Musings

Happy Friday!

God has been so good this week! I have had such fun visiting all the new readers to my blog! So glad to visit you all! Stick around, you never know what might happen around here.

Plans for the wedding are going well, I think we will close on the house next Friday! Exciting times, then we have to shampoo carpets and do fall cleaning before moving everything in. Mom and Dad have taken over plans for the reception and I have found the perfect suit. No white dress for me, I want something autumny, so I can wear it again! Not only did I find just what I wanted, it is on sale and 40% off of the sale price! God is awesome.

Other than that, just working going on here.

I want to share with you a wonderful recipe I made last night. Sorry no pics, camera is being a pain.

Actually I took some and here is what I got:

So we will have to use our imagination today. This chowder is very good, if not very calorie-conscious.

Easy Clam Chowder
Makes about 2 quarts

2 slices thick-cut bacon, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
1 large spanish onion,cut into medium dice
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 cans minced clams, clams and juice separated
2 bottles (8 ounces each) clam juice
3 medium potatoes, preferably red, cut into medium dice
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup heavy cream
minced fresh parsley
Ground black pepper

Fry bacon over medium heat in large soup kettle, about 5 minutes. Add onion and saute until softened. Add flour, stir until lightly colored, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in clam juices and 1 cup water. Add potatoes, bay leaf and thyme. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cook until potatoes are tender. Add clams, cream, parsley, salt and pepper. Heat thru and serve.

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Country Lady said...

I'm so happy to meet you and read your blog. My family loves anything mystery and British. It is hard to say whether Poirot or Holmes is our favorite. We thrive on Netflix for our mystery fix.

I can't wait to see photos of your wedding. Your suit sounds wonderful. Isn't it wonderful how God provides the perfect thing when we aren't even sure what we are looking for?

Linda said...

I am so glad the wedding plans are falling into place. I hope we get to see lots of pics of the new house when you get it all cleaned up!

Cheryl said...

I am so glad the wedding plans are going well, whoo hoo! The soup sounds delicious!

Jennifer said...

Thank you for your input on the skirt issue on my blog, I really appriciate it:) I am still giving it much thought:) So how are the wedding plans coming along? I bet your getting excited!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Time to close on your house - how exciting! And the clam chowder sounds wonderful - I had some of the best ever when we vacationed in Maine. Wish I could replicate it. Blessings, marlene

Jan said...

I'm glad to hear your wedding plans are going well, and that the house is almost sorted. I'm so thrilled for you.

I love clam chowder, and can imagine exactly how it looks, yummy! Love and hugs.