Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday, corn chowder

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!



  1. I am definitely going to try the corn chowder. Sounds delish!
    I feel your pain with the cleaning. I don't like doing it and someone else could do it better. I had someone clean over Christmas for me. But i find it wasteful to pay for something which I could do.

  2. Thanks for posting the recipe. Can't wait to try it!

  3. I hear you on the cleaning, never been my favorite thing to do. Is it just you and your DH in the house now? I have found that now that it's just me and DH the house stays so much cleaner. If your house is large and you find yourself spreading out your messes all over, maybe (if it is just the 2 of you) you could try not using a room or two? Like we don't use our daughter's/guest bathroom, so I don't have to clean it too often now.

  4. I'm going to be the minority here and say get the cleaner back for every two weeks. You may well be able to make more money in those 4 hours than the cleaner costs - but even if you can't it sounds like a worthwhile investment in your health. We have a cleaner every two weeks and we touch up on the off week as necessary. Sometimes it really is worth it to have someone else do it. BTW - yes - I could clean my house myself - but I can also do things that are far more productive for my work and my health in that time.

  5. Oh, I don't like cleaning either. We downsized to a small townhouse from a large home, and you would think it would be easier, but it isn't. In our former home, there were rooms we didn't use, and I just shut the doors. Now if I am cooking in our small kitchen or am crafting in the living area, the mess is right in my face and seems to multiply.

    Kim, I always chuckle when I read your posts.

  6. How about we team up.....I'll do your Rite-Aid shopping and you scrub my house!
    Brilliant idea, no? lolz