I’ve been pinning my little heart out for quite some time now, getting inspired by the pretty pictures and DIY possibilities, but that’s usually where it ends.
(I’ve mentioned my teensy weensy little problem with procrastination, right?)
Well, no more! From now on (on a semi-regular basis, or when I get around to it) I will be trying out the recipes/crafts/dance moves* I find on Pinterest and sharing my experiences with you lucky folks.
*Disclaimer: there’s not an ice-cube’s-chance-in-h-e-double-hockey-sticks I will be A) pinning dance moves or B) sharing them on the interweb.
Let’s get started!
I had a hankering for CORN CHOWDER. Here’s what happened next:
Doesn’t it look tasty?
Here’s the original recipe, with my modifications in italics (I haven’t figured out how to make text another color):
2 slices applewood-smoked bacon (I might have
doubled tripled this amount.)
3/4 cup sliced green onions, divided
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 pound yellow summer squash, chopped (ok, I don’t really cook that often and don’t know all the fancy terms. I couldn’t figure out what “summer squash” was so I bought a butternut squash and used that instead. Then I googled summer squash.)
***Oh, and I also added 4 little yellow potatoes because it just seemed wrong not to have potatoes in chowder. Maybe that’s just me. And my love of the potato.
1 pound frozen white and yellow baby corn kernels, thawed and divided (accidentally used a 2 pound bag and also forgot to thaw them. I am doing great!)
2 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided (we drink skim, so that’s what I used)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (we used thyme straight from the garden. hey, look at us all green-thumby!)
1/2 teaspoon salt (does anyone actually measure salt? I don’t.)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (same for pepper)
1/8 teaspoon salt (ditto)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese (give or take a mouthful)
Here’s how ours turned out:
Let’s take a quiet moment of reflection to admire my camera phone skills.
(((((((((((( ************* )))))))))))))))) <———- (those are soothing waves)
The taste? GOOD. Even better on Day 2 and we didn’t even have any bacon left by then.
And the best part? I showed Olivia (our 5-year-old) the pictures side-by-side. I asked her which one she thought looked best. Her reply?
“Yours, Mommy, because it has more bacon.”
Hello! That’s my girl!
Have you tried anything that you’ve found on Pinterest? I’d love to hear from you!