Spent $29.76 Large bag of dog food, soda, pudding had to have me some pudding...
Hub's ate left over corn chowder, so tonight we will have Chicken Parmesan, with spaghetti as a side dish.
Kim's Corn Chowder
This is a large recipe and can be reduced as necessary.
Curried Corn Chowder
Cut 8 slices of bacon into 1 inch pieces and brown in the bottom of a large soup pot.
Add 1 large onion cut into small pieces brown in bacon and fat.
Add 1 stalk of celery chopped fine. (this is for flavor)
Peel and cube 8 russet potatoes, put in pot and just barely cover with water.
Add salt and pepper to taste
Boil until tender do not drain
Add three cans of corn (you may use creamed corn for a creamier soup but I don't want the sugar and calories)Drain corn if it is not creamed
Add 4 cups of milk or 1/2 cream and milk depending on how rich you want soup.
Add 1/2 to 1 tsp of curry if you don't like curry don't use it.
Put 4 tbls of butter in soup right before it is served. This is a hearty filling soup and can be used as a main dish for very little expense and feeds a crowd.
Finally was able to get all the police uniforms done, I will call the station for a pick-up this morning. I have 6 pair of golf pants to alter and then I don't know how many hems. I did get to the bank last night to deposit more studio checks and still have outstanding tuition.....Arghhhh! My life, rant, rave, swear, okay I am over that.
I let my housekeeper go the first part of December, for various reasons. My house is generally clean but it desperately needs to be dusted and scrubbed. It takes time as it is large, we have pets, and live where it is dusty. Scrubbing is hard on my hands which I save for sewing. Yet I love to garden and play in the dirt and that is also hard on my hands. So what's the story here? I just don't want to do it? I have become accustomed to someone else doing these things? If I can work in the yard, I can clean right? I am trying to work through this dilemma.
The house keeper used to come once a week for 4 hours and I loved that. Nothing really built up, but it was expensive. I was also much sicker than I am now. Then I went to every other week and that was nice with the house getting a little furry by the second week. But I do not want to take 4 hours of my sewing time to clean my house. I suppose I could divide and conquer. But I would rather whine and complain. Any thoughts? Feel free to comment. Say things like Kim get a life, you slob! You know things that will motivate me to do something about the fur balls and dust bunnies under the piano. For now I am thinking about naming them, so people will think they are pets when they float around.
Did not get any bills paid yesterday, it is my plan to do that today ( yeah like that will happen). I forgot all about owing Hub's hearing aid Doctor $1600.00. Can you believe that? I was so excited about paying off something and here this is looming, crap! I have to make at least a $500.00 payment to them this month. I guess I had better get busy. The bill paying Fairy seems to have skipped my house, so I have to do the work myself.
Out My Window: Beautiful blue bird day, cold. But the sun is shining, I will take it!
Have a great and productive day!