Thursday, May 20, 2010

EASY CHICKEN CORN CHOWDER

1/2 lb. sliced bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 onion, chopped
2-3 bouillon cubes
1/2 chicken, stewed, deboned and cut in pieces
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 can cream of potato soup

Fry bacon until fairly crisp. Drain grease, add onions and cook until slightly brown. Add corn and soup mixed as directed on can, substituting chicken stock for water. Add bouillon and chicken and cook over low heat until piping hot, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Serve with tossed green salad and warm bread. Makes 6 generous servings.
Cream of mushroom soup can be substituted for the potato if you wish.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Here are some doll outfits that I made to sell in my sister's store. All three are made of fleece which is super easy to sew.







I actually have things growing in my yard that are looking decent! I have never been able to grow anything. Nothing! I seriously killed an air fern once. My mother could put a twig in dirt and it would grow into something beautiful. One of my sisters can grow beautiful, lush things. Not me. Well, maybe I am learning. I am trying anyway. When we bought our house two years ago I decided that I had to learn. Lots of reading and lots of failures, but here are some things that actually seem to like me and are doing what I would like for them to do. Yay me!!












Here is my grandson Kaleb making jello jigglers. The apron he is wearing is made from a Dollar Tree dish towel. Yes, he has clippys in his hair. He was complaining that his hair was in his way, so we clipped it back. Daddy got him a haircut the day after he saw this picture.

And here he is with his new toolbelt I made for him. I guess this is his tough, tool packin' he-man look!