Originally posted: 8 November 2012
Have you ever wanted to eat something so badly that you thought about it all day long? That’s how I was the other night. I wanted Shrimp and Grits with Fried Chicken. Desperately. So I quickly drove home and, guess what? No grits anywhere in the house. So I started thinking and thinking and thinking and when I finally accepted the fact that I wasn’t going to get in my car and drive back in to town just for some grits, I decided to make chowder. Best decision ever. Here’s the recipe, I hope you agree.
What you need:
- 1/2 lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 cans Corn, drained
- 6 strips Bacon, crumbled
- 4 cups Red Potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/4 cup Onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 3 cups Chicken Broth
- 4 cups Milk
- 1 tbs Lemon Juice
- Salt and Pepper
What you do:
- Place potatoes, corn and onions in a large pot with the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.
- While potatoes simmer, combine butter, milk and flour in a saucepan over medium~low heat and cook until smooth and thick. Stir constantly.
- Pour milk mixture into the cooked vegetables, add the bacon and shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is no longer opaque.
- Remove from heat. Add lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.
Now you eat
- Can be eaten as is or you can add shredded cheddar cheese
If you make it, let me know how you like it!
I thought I’d try something new on Thursdays; instead of just posting a picture and linking to my flickr account, I thought I’d share a couple of things I’ve found while surfing the web. These may be links to products I think are cool, blog posts I find interesting, or outfits I absolutely love… I hope you’ll find these things as interesting as I do.
1. Coffitivity ~ When I work, I like having a bit of ambient noise to help get my mental motor going. I also used to like working in the coffee shop before I started working in the library. I liked the hum of conversation, the smell of freshly brewed coffee, and the warm comfy feel of that was my local coffee shop; this website evokes those feelings. All you do is play your music slightly louder than the sounds of the simulated coffee shop. So cool.
2. Kleinworth & Co. ~ I don’t know what’s more nom worthy, Gina’s pictures or her recipes but let me tell ya, you will be drooling when you look at her blog, so wear a bib. Her recipe for Blueberry Pie Bars will have you running out to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients.
3. Women Need to Say ‘No’ More ~ I shared this article from Christianity Today with one of my church groups because I think it’s important that women learn the power of the word “No” for their own spiritual, physical, and psychological protection. No one should feel pressured to take on more work than they can handle or accept unwanted help from a stranger because they don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings by saying “No”. That one word could save your life.
And a few things from me that you may have missed:
What did you find interesting this week?
Disclaimer: Unless explicitly stated, I don’t receive any compensation for anything I’ll be promoting on this post. I’m just sharing ‘cause that’s what I do.