I'd love to be one of those people that could just not care to talk about what's going on out m'door - I wish I could be one of those people that come in after tending the chickens and think 'my goodness,
it's a wee chilly out'.
Everyone and his brother is gonna hear about how cold it is in NW Indiana at the moment.
|Out on a walk before the cold hit - the snow was magical.|
Let's just get right into it ok?
Like - it will kill you cold.
I believe we have about 20" of snow on the ground from the last couple of storms, and it's blowing around.
We are in a county that has been declared a state of emergency.
Um, it's really - really cold.
Everything has been shut down and only emergency vehicles are supposed to be on the road.
Just that alone makes me want to go somewhere - mmmhmmm....don't tell me I can't go!
Our furnace has run continually for over the last 40 hours - as in, not stopped blowing yet.
I'm thankful for this and I ask for a reminder of my present state of warmth and gratitude when I get my next utility bill.
There is a small ice patch on my bedroom wall next to the window - and that's a true story.
Again - as in any blizzard conditions - my mind wanders to the Donner Party and the horror of all that.
The next thing we need to mention is the
If you click on the recipe name, it will take you to it.
Folks - this stuff is the bomb.
But let's get one thing straight, and I'm not just trying to be funny here - this does not, and I repeat NOT serve 16 people.
Unless I made a woeful mistake, which I don't believe I did.
There is no way in heck there were 16 cups of this soup - I'm going to say 8 at best.
Ergo - it serves four in my mind, if you are eating it as a meal.
Now, I did make some changes - not in ingredients or anything - but just didn't make it in a crockpot. I also cooked the chicken breasts, cubed in a little of the bacon grease.
I had thought of subbing out the dairy - but for the first time making it, I wanted to taste what it was supposed to taste like.
Glenco and Aaron will just have to deal with my dairy-air.
The third thing we need to mention is my chicken drawrings.
Thank you so much for all the encouragement and support you've given me about them.
I do believe I am going to try to do something with them.
Thank you again.
And the final thing we need to mention is this:
I'll refrain from talking about it right now, as there could be some of you that haven't seen it yet.
I'm still believing that this is the year we shall see Thomas shine, and that his heart of gold, that I know he has, will begin to shine.
Now...please...for the love -
make the chowder, stay warm, be well and love hard.
|Aaron sporting the new scarf I made him.|