Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm Back...and with food!

Well, I am back.. After a busy week last week, and then a much needed girls getaway over the weekend to a women's conference, I am ready to hit the kitchen. I ate out from Friday lunch until Saturday supper. I was so sick of eating out and couldn't wait to get into my kitchen for a home cooked meal. Its been extremely dreary here too and it just makes for wanting to stay in pajamas and in bed for most of the day. I was tired from my weekend, but Sunday night I had to cook. What better to cook/eat on a rainy weekend, than soup! I whipped up a Potato and Corn soup and it was delicious! This recipe comes from the cookbook, Paula Deen and Friends, and I tweaked it just a hair. Her recipe is called Potato Soup with Shrimp. I have made it that way in the past, but I didn't really care for the shrimp in it. I substituted the corn and it went over very well with my family. I do hope you enjoy it too!

Potato and Corn Soup

1/2 stick of butter
1 small onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced (optional) I didn't add carrots because I didn't have any
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
8-10 medium size white potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 Cups milk
2 chicken bouillon cubes, dissolved in 1/2 cup hot milk
1 qt package of corn (if you freeze your own) or 1-2 cans (use the sweet white kind)
1 cup half-and-half
salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onion and carrots until both are slightly tender.

Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.

Add the potatoes, corn, milk, and dissolved bouillon cubes. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are soft.

Add the half-and-half and the salt & pepper. Let cook a few minutes longer and ladle up into bowls..serve with corn bread or crackers.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Busy times..

Hey guys..I'm sorry I have not blogged in a while. I have been very busy and haven't had a chance. I have been busy with soap and I hope to get back in the kitchen next week!
I hope you will visit my etsy site and take a look at the soaps I have for sale there.