Friday, January 18, 2013

Sweet and Simply Divine

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We awakened this morning to about 7 inches of fresh fallen snow.... a beautiful sight to behold... but one that didnt bode as happy for us as usual... because my husband is still recouperating from surgery.... He still has stitches until Monday yet he was feeling determined to go out and shovel snow.... I had done everything I knew to do to convince him not to ...

then the phone rang and it was a group of friends from church telling us they were on their way to clear our driveway....

The wonderful Holy Spirit was moving and I can't tell you how wonderful it was to see the love of Jesus work in unity .. they got the drive and walkway done in about 20 minutes....

After they left Lynn just stood there feeling all kinds of mixed feelings..... I dont know why it is so hard to receive, but this act of love overwhelmed him a bit.... he felt so unworthy and incredulous I believe,,, but also just so loved by our friends! I didnt capture it.. because I w as so in hopes they'd stay for a bite to eat.... I was busy in the kitchen putting on the last touches to my delicious New England Clam Chowder.

prep Time: 25 Minutes  
Cook Time: 25 Minutes 
Ready In: 50 Minutes  
Servings: 8 

"A delicious, traditional cream-based chowder, this recipe calls for the standard chowder ingredients: onion,, potatoes, diced carrots, clams, and cream.
4 strips of bacon diced
3 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams
1 cup minced onion
3 potatoes finely diced
1 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup butter 
3 heaping T all-purpose flour
2 c milk
1 c half and half
1 c water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste 
Fry the diced bacon in a large pot

Saute the diced onion in the bacon drippings and add the butter.

Drain juice from clams into the pot... add water and the potatoes and carrots.. cook, covered, for about 15 minutes til potatoes are done.

Reserve 1/2 c of milk... add rest of milk and half and half... To the 1/2 c milk add the flour and mix well, then over med high heat stir in the flour/milk mixture stirring constantly as the chowder thickens. add salt and pepper.Sprinkle bacon bits over the chowder as served with crackers.... tastes so good on a cold day.... especially coming in from the snow!!!!! 
Unfortuantely, the group dashed away to
administer the love of Christ to others...So we have several servings left for dinner tonight! And now that the drive and walk are dry, there is no danger or refreezing tonight! Glory to God! 

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful photos of the snow and the clam chowder soup looks delicious. I have to try making it. Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.



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