I've got more money in my pocket than I would have if it wasn't for this challenge, AS WELL as a little more room in my jeans. What could be better?
Well, if I could kick this hankering for cashew chicken and hot wings, I would be tempted to call my current situation perfect. So unless this 30-day challenge doesn't cure that thirst, perfection will just have to wait.
I've been cooking A LOT. Here's a sampling of what we've had:
Honey glazed ham, mac & cheese and green beans
Homemade pepperoni and cheese pizza
Gooey oven-warmed sandwiches and pasta salad
BBQ roast beef sandwiches and brussels sprouts
Tonight, I'm serving up Boston Fish Chowder. Here's the recipe:
Fry up 3 slices of bacon. Remove from grease and crumble. Save for later. In the drippings, cook 1/2 cup celery, a chopped onion and 1 clove chopped garlic, until tender. Add 1/4 cup flour. Gradually add 4 cups water and 2 T. instant chicken bouillon (or six cubes). Stir until smooth and well-blended. Bring to a boil. Add 1-1/2 cups cubed potatoes. Reduce heat. Cook 10 minutes. Stir in 1 lb. white fish (cut into bite-size pieces). Cook 15 more minutes. Add 2 cups (1 pint) light cream. Garnish with bacon.