Fishing. Such great fun for two little boys on a warm Sunday afternoon. Temperatures here today are amazing. Mid 50’s. The sun is shining beautifully. The mother of these two boys had called while we were at church. She wanted to know if she could bring the boys to fish for a while. They had a great time.
I fixed a new recipe for lunch today. I got it from a blogger friend. It is called Amish 13 Bean and Sausage Chowder.
2 cups of 13 Bean Blend
1 qt. fresh water
2 tsp. butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
4 tsp chicken broth
4 cups potatoes (diced)
2 cups onions (diced)
1 1/2 cups celery (sliced with leaves)
1 can (15oz) yellow corn
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 qt whole milk
1 cup light cream
3 Tbsp. Corn Starch
2 Tbsp. Flour
2 lbs of smoked sausage (sliced 3/8″)
1. Soak Bean in water overnight and drain.
2. Simmer the first 5 ingredients together in a heavy kettle for 30 minutes
3. Add the next 5 ingredients and cook another 15 minutes till potatoes are tender. (Do not stir much)
4. Add garlic salt, sage, black pepper & milk (Do not let boil)
5. Blend light cream, egg, corn starch & flour together in a bowl with a whip till smooth.
6. Slowly add the step #5 mixture and heat gently to thicken. Add sausage and Serve.
We liked it very much. I am taking the rest of it tonight to church for our fellowship meal. We will be having the soup, cornbread, pigs in a blanket, cake and ice cream. We have 3 more weeks after tonight on our study of II Corinthians.
Yesterday, we ran a few errands in C-burg. Our pastor’s wife had told me Joann’s had simplicity patterns on sale for .99 cents. I found this great vintage apron pattern. I love old things. I am in process of redoing the flowered apron. I just did not like the contrasting material. No one else did either. So yesterday, I took it off. I will be doing something different on the bottom, maybe just a lace ruffle.
My house smells delicious. Yesterday while we were out, I got a rotisserie chicken. For supper, we had chicken, noodles, green beans and fresh baked bread. Then I took the bones and cooked them all night in my crock pot to make a stock. Everytime I awoke last night I could smell the stock cooking. Today I have simmering on the wood stove, chicken and noodle soup. I got the original recipe from another blog and it is just delicious. Of course, I have altered the recipe to suit our taste.
The recipe is: deboned chicken, stock, carrots, celery, onions. The amounts of these will depend upon how much chicken you use. 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. turmeric, 1/2 tsp pepper, 2 tsp. parsley, 1 tsp. chicken base (if you have it, if not, its just fine without it). I then add about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. italian seasoning, basil, oregano- or whatever I have on hand. Let this all simmer for about 30 minutes, add noodles. Another guessing amount but I think at least 2 cups. After noodles are done, mix together 3 tbsp flour and water. Add this to the soup mixture and let it simmer. This will cause the soup to thicken. In this pot, I added some canned corn also. In the picture, I have not added the flour yet. You can skip this step, if you want. I have made it both ways.
Time for school to begin. Enjoy your day and God bless.