I'm sorry that I've been so scarce lately. January is my usual time to kick back and relax after the hectic holiday season. I also use the time to regroup when it comes to creating items for my craft fairs.
I would like to thank all of my snow bunny friends, Sweetiepie, Catherine, Annemiek, Michelle, Laila, Shelley, JenniferW, Rowena, Suze, ConnieW, Kansaswx, Sandi, Red Geranium Cotage(Sharon) and Angi for your input. You gal's have been a tremendous help to me. Thank you for the invaluable information and for helping me to stay warm during my trip to Washington,DC. Hugs to all of you!
My diet is going okay. I do need to get off of my behind and get onto the treadmill to get my metabolism moving again. For me, weight loss is slow-going without it. I am also thinking of doing the Richard Simmons Deal A Meal once again. His program has helped me to lose weight in the past.
I would like to share a recipe for corn chowder with you. It is a very simple recipe to prepare. At 325 calories per serving, it is a pleasing meal for anyone watching their weight.
1 pkg. Turkey Bratwurst or Smoke Seasoned Lean Sausage
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cups half-and-half
1 15-oz can cream-style corn
1 cup kernel corn
1/3 cup red or green bell pepper, diced finely
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup seasoned croutons
Crumble sausage into pan (without casings). Add onion and cook over medium heat for approx. 10 minutes, breaking up sausage into chunks. Add cream and kernel corn, bell pepper, black pepper and hot pepper sauce. Simmer uncovered for approx. 20 minutes, stirring it occasionally. Top each serving with croutons. Makes 6 servings.
Here is a sneak peek of something that I'm currently working on. It is just one of a series that I hope to complete.
Take care, everyone!