Monday, January 31, 2011

Alien invasion!

I recently recieved a custom order for a whole bunch of play food, and a few aliens. This order has been taking me forever, due to the fact that we keep having snow days and my kids are constantly around, which keeps me from the hook. SO anyway, i finally finished the buyers aliens. Im soooo thrilled with the color she chose, that i felt the need to share. I think we all need a little color this week, since we are surrounded by white. i cant take much more snow.. maybe ill have the aliens take me with them when they return to their ship,

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chicken Corn Chowder

After getting 20 or more inches of snow in the past week, ive needed something warm and hearty to chase away the lingering chill. My favorite thing to make in the winter is corn chowder. I buy fresh corn in the summer and freeze it to last through the winter. Since i have such an abundence of it this year, it needs to get used up. So chowder is on the menu, except this time i decided to throw in a little chicken. I roasted a chicken earlier this week, and was left with alot of leftover breast meat. After countless chicken salad sanwiches, we wanted to do something different with the left overs.
My chowder is more chunky and meaty then your average chowder. I enjoy something that will last with you for a few hours, and give you that warm hug in the belly, like moms soups used to. My corn chowder is meant for a meal, not an appetizer!
Chicken Corn Chowder
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbspbutter
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp flour
6 cps chicken broth (46 oz)
2 cps half and half
2 cps diced potatoes
3 cps corn
2 cps cooked/chopped chicken
1 cp cooked/chopped turkey bacon
Sautee butter and oil with onion, garlic and bacon in a skillet. Dust with flour, pour into a soup pan. add chicken stock and bring to boil. Once boiling add half and half and potatoes. Boil for 10 mins. Add Corn and chicken, boil for another 10 mins. Check to make sure the potatoes are cooked through, then take off burner and cool.
Soup can be reheated, its recommending using a microwave though. Soup can also be frozen.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

2011 SB Wahm Awards

Jodys Designs has been nominated for best crocheter at the Spotted Box 2011 wahm awards! Its always nice just to be thought of, and i want to thank the person who nominated me as well as the people that are voting for me.
I have participated in the Spotted Box several time, always sending in my famous butterfly samples. Its a neat way to get get your name out there to a large group of Etsy and Hyena Cart shoppers.
Be sure to vote for me on their blog: