I almost forgot to post today! What would happen to the world if I didn't?!!! Surely it would come to a halt in complete consternation?
Anyway....this post centres around food. First of all - how about a recipe? Resident Chef served this for supper tonight and it's definitely a keeper! The original recipe is on the menu at Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot but of course the Resident Chef changed it somewhat to more suit our tastes..
CHEDDAR CHEESE SOUP
1/ 2 lb. bacon, 1/2" pieces
1 onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, cut into 1/4" pieces
4 T. butter
1 c. flour
3 c. chicken stock
4 c. milk
1 lb. cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp garlic powder
1 T. hot pepper sauce
1 T. Worcestershire
1/2 c. warm beer (the rest goes to the cook)
Salt and pepper to taste
and continue to simmer for 15 minutes. Do not boil after milk is added. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients (reserving beer). Blend with immersion blender until cheese is melted. Add warm beer. If soup is too thick you can thin with a little milk.
- How about making slippers from fleece? You can find a free pattern HERE (I would want to add some non-slip coating on the bottom I think)
- THIS is another great pattern that would be fun to make for Christmas giving.
- If you would like to turn a picture of your home (or someone else's...perhaps for a gift?) into an embroidery pattern, have a look at the tutorial found HERE
- THIS intrigued me. Not enough to make one, but I might have had we more room to display it.
- Those of you who enjoy quilt shows will love looking through THIS virtual one from the Victorian Quilters! There are several categories - click on one and then you can look through by simply clicking on the arrows on the right side. Some pretty amazing quilts!! (This was found via Linda Steele who just happened to win a couple of the prizes for her work).
Today's quote..."There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you. There are others who will understand you - without you even speaking a word"
Very true quoteReplyDelete
Thank you and resident chef for the recipe
You're welcome - the soup is excellent and I'm happy it made enough for several suppers.Delete
One of those giant cookies would be a meal! With a gallon of milk maybe! I'm guessing Christmas presents.ReplyDelete
Oh goodness - I could never eat a cookie that big at one sitting!! I used to make 'pizza' cookies for our boys when they were small so we thought it would be fun to resurrect the idea and send some to the family. Hopefully we'll get a picture of the grandies faces when they see them!Delete
Resident Chef has been busy in his kitchen domain. You have wonderful tasty meals that appear from him. My husband would love this soup…bacon and cheese! The cookies will make wonderful gifts to friends and neighbors. Lovely links to ponder. Thank you always for sharing them. Great quote.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, there's always something tasty coming out of his little teeny kitchen. Never any danger of us going hungry!Delete
Must be nice having a resident chef who is so creative.ReplyDelete
I use my creativity with needles, threads and yarns but he creates with food. He used to be a wood carver but had to give that up when the dust started to bother his breathing.Delete
Gosh that link to turn a picture into an embroidery is wonderful. I have bookmarked it and perhaps one day soon will need to give it a try.ReplyDelete
I'd like to try it too - sort of an extension to the landscapes I do.Delete
Your Resident Chef is certainly a keeper! His recipes sound delicious! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
Oh yes, he's a keeper! 42 years and counting....Delete
Oh my, the soup sounds delicious! Adding it to my menu idea list for the coming month :)ReplyDelete
That soup is a winner here and I know it will be going in the rotation to make many times over.Delete