Friday, February 27, 2009

"How Great is our God!" by Louie Giglio

I'm so glad a friend of mine sent this to me. I hope you take the time to watch and listen. Soooo worth the 8 minutes. I learned something I never knew !! It's AMAZING ! Just pause the music in the upper right hand corner of my blog :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm just sayin'.........

In January, I blogged about the perfect CLAM CHOWDER. The very next weekend, one of sons begged me to make it again. Although I really wanted to, I refrained, because I didn't want to have too much of a 'good thing' and then my kids would be bored with my new menu for '09.

This past weekend, my son asked me for the 300th time to please make it again, and so I made it last night. If you really LIKE/LOVE clam chowder, please just do yourself a favor and make this. I am not kidding when I say I had to force myself to stop going back after my third bowl . I am not Ina Garten in any way shape or form, and only cook because I love to, but I could not compliment myself enough last night !!!! I truly think that the soup I ate last night was the best soup I have ever had in my life. Seriously.

I have a confession. It's 9:42am as I type. I have a steaming bowl of leftover chowder right in front of me. Ya...I know.....eeeeeeeee ! Who wants to wake up and eat CLAM CHOWDER for breakfast of all things ?? It's just THAT GOOD !!! The last time I made this, I ate it at 8am everyday until it was gone because I couldn't wait for lunch.

A comment from the son who requested I make this.......
"Mom, you know how the first bite is always the best ? Well, this soup is like eating the first bite the whole time. It's so good it doesn't get old."

I could not agree more. Every bite is delicious, and if you only choose ONE RECIPE from this blog to make, please try this one. You won't regret it. If you have children, just know that all my 3 boys and little girl love this !

**Both times I made this soup, I used 2 potatoes, and it seemed perfect to me.
I personally wouldn't want to use 3, but maybe it's because I usually pick big potatoes anyways.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Barefoot Valentine's Day

Guess which one is mine ? Oohh, this was so yummy, and the perfect ending to a Perfect Day!

"Our Bubbly White Zinfandel is perfect for a hot summer day with flavors that pack in a season's worth of fruit: juicy peach, strawberry and fresh watermelon. All these sparkling notes culminate in a refreshingly sweet finish. "

Queen B's Wine Exchange definitely recommends...

I would drink this for any occasion ! $8.99

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Wine Exchange: Kendall Jackson Chardonnay and the 200% guarantee

2009 is.....well, ....quite a year so far. This requires a great wine recommendation, because I just don't have time for BAD wine these days. ! Soooooooo, I asked the wine lady at my local grocer what she recommended.... She said her top seller was Kendall Jackson Chardonnay. It just so happen to be on sale for 11.99, ( was 15.99 ) so I bought it !! One of my requirements for my taste testings, is that I only choose wines that are on SALE... So, I grabbed the bottle, and a few other items and drove home. At the stop light, I looked down at my receipt and noticed I was charged FULL PRICE. Umm...excuse me, but I just wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't go back and get my four dollars back... so I drove back and asked the clerk to please check the price of the wine, because I was sure it was on sale.

Well, it WAS on sale. The clerk promptly handed me back my bottle of wine AND $17 dollars and some change.

??? What ? I told her all I needed back was around 4.00.

Evidently, my store has a 200% guarantee, which means...if anything is rung up WRONG, you get the item for FREE , AND the FULL RETAIL PRICE of the item............. (not the sale price! )

I got free wine and was PAID to drink it.......... I almost felt guilty....... ( I said, almost!)
So about that wine....It was delicous, and I'd buy it again, on sale of course !

"Tropical flavors such as mango and pineapple dance with aromas of peach, apple and pear. Richly layered and balanced throughout. Lightly buttered toast headlines the indulgent, lingering finish."


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