Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pretty Flowers...

I love vintagey looking things. I saw some pretty dish towels on Design Mom and found these sheets in the Garage Sale section. I love these colors together. They are a favorite combination.

Potato Corn Chowder...

Comfort food for cold nights. This is easy & delicious.
I have a little sea salt at the table,
but you could add salt to the soup if you wished.

2 stalks celery finely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
1 14.5 oz can low-sodium chicken broth
2 3/4 cup 2% milk
1/8 tsp pepper
4 golden potatoes peeled & cubed
1 can cream-style corn
3/4 grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 squeeze of lemon juice
1 T butter 1 T flour for roux

Saute onion and celery for about 3 min. until tender.
Add chicken broth, milk, roux & pepper. Stir on low until
roux is incorporated. Add potatoes, creamed corn & lemon juice.
Stirring, bring to a boil until soup thickens. Add cheese. Serve
Makes 6 servings.

Tip: I pre-soften potatoes in the microwave using a potato bag... makes it fast.