Feeling the need for my Childhood Wednesday, Nov 20 2013 

Yesterday I was craving something I haven’t eaten in a long long time.  Corn Chowder!  I know of all things. I do not think I have ever made it before and if I had it was not something that stuck with me.  I surfed around the internet looking at what recipes are out there and I decided that no one had anything close to what I remember from my childhood…. so I improvised.


I know another great camera phone shot yeah yeah!!! At least you get an idea  what it looks like when its done.

Corn Chowder

6       ears of corn

2-4    potatoes

1       large onion

1/4 c butter

2 c    milk

1/4 c flour

salt & pepper to taste

1.  cut corn from the cob and slice onions.

2.  Boil corn and onions until the onions are almost transparent.

3.  Dice and add potatoes to the corn and onions,

Cook until potatoes are done.

4.  Mix butter, milk, and flour together and add to the pot the vegetable are in.

5.  Stir until it becomes thick.

6   Salt & pepper to taste.

7.  ENJOY!!!

It was just what I needed, now I admit it’s getting a little to warm for soup especially chowder but with all this fresh corn laying around it was just what the doctor ordered for me 🙂


Potato Salad Convert Wednesday, Nov 20 2013 

Let me start this by saying I hate potato salad.  All my life my family has made a mayo based one and frankly I think it sucks.  Everywhere I have tried this nasty mayo pickle filled dish and always makes me gag.  Do not even get me started on the store bought crap. That stuff could kill ya!!

So yesterday when I came across and oil and lemon based sauce I was bored and said what the hell I will try it.  OMG!!! It was fabulous!  My husband even loved it.

Lemon Vinaigrette Potato Salad Recipe

 3 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes

1/2 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 small onion, finely chopped

Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, lemon juice, herbs, vinegar, lemon peel, salt and pepper.

Drain potatoes. Place in a large bowl; add onion. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Serve warm or chill until serving. 

 OK now my spin on this recipe, I used regular old potatoes because that is what I had in the pantry.  I omitted the lemon peel, because I have never used lemon peel in my life and don’t feel the need to start now.  I also used lemon juice from a jar.  *GASP*  I know, I know but seriously do I look like Martha Stewart???

Instead of basil I used thyme because I had that on hand.  The red wine vinegar well lets just say apple cider vinegar works just fine.

 It still turned out so good I recommend everyone try this dish.  A total plus was it was so simple to make.