Monday, April 28, 2008

Chicken Corn Chowder

I made this for dinner last night, and now have leftovers for several lunches this week. So easy, and so good!

4 chicken tenderloins
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cans creamed corn
2 large potatoes, diced
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons cold water

In your soup pot, saute the chicken in the oil until they are brown on both sides. Remove and dice. Add the butter to the pot, then add the onion and saute until it starts to brown (I like to add a pinch of salt to this step if I'm using unsalted butter).

Add the garlic, corn, potatoes, chicken broth, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Heat just until boiling; reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are cooked, about 15 minutes.

Add the milk and diced chicken and heat five minutes more. Check your seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Mix the cornstarch and cold water and add to the pot. Continue to cook until slightly thickened, about five more minutes.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Someday, I'm sure, I'll have something to say again. For now...

It's too cold to plant anything new.
I've been too busy to try any new recipes.
I'm still recovering from our big event at work last week, so I've been too tired to think of creative things to blog about.

In short, nothing exciting is happening in my life at the moment and I don't really have anything to blog about!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I've died and gone to 80s heaven

Apparently, the rumors are true - the original loves of my life - Danny, Donnie, Joe, Jon and Jordan, are getting back together. That's right, a New Kids on the Block reunion! WOO HOO!!!

There was a time when, believe it or not, I loved them more than Johnny Depp...

Ok, I'm pathetic. And I don't care who knows!