Saturday, October 9, 2010


Haha, tricked you. You thought I was referring to babies or something, didn't ya?? You must think I have a one track mind.

Maybe I do.

But tonight I'm talking about recipes.

I used three new recipes this week-- what what! I'm not sure what came over me. I haven't felt like cooking in months. And then all of a sudden...three times in a week??On Tuesday night I made Party Chicken. It was the "Apron Simple Meal" recipe that came in the weekly Publix ad thing. I looked at it and lo and behold, I already had every single ingredient the recipe called for. One point for couponing!!! Okay, in the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that I did not actually have the can of cream of chicken. I had, for some reason, cream of celery. But I was planning to just use that because seriously...whatevs. But then my neighbor walked over and we were chatting and I happened to ask if she had a spare can of cream of chicken and she did so whatever, I used the real thing. Anyway, the Party Chicken was delicious.On Thursday night I made Southwestern Bean Chowder. This recipe I'd flagged a few months ago in a Taste of Home magazine, but I just now got around to buying the stuff to make it. Also, I wanted to wait until it wasn't 389291 degrees outside...for some reason, I don't really enjoy soup in that kind of weather. Maybe it's just me. Anyway, this chowder turned out really good and it wasn't too hard either. And the leftovers are plentiful and delicious. So, A+ for this one.

Finally, this evening I made a Pecan Sweet Potato Salad. It's from the same Taste of Home magazine as the bean chowder, but for some reason I can't find the recipe or a picture of it online, so you won't be able to see how it seduced me into making it. I haven't actually eaten it yet (other than a few taste-tests) because it needed to chill overnight. It's basically a potato salad, only using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes. I'm pretty excited to eat it up tomorrow. Hopefully it will distract me from the less-than-stellar football.

So anyway...just wanted to brag about all my Susie Homemaker skillz this week. If you have any good recipes, I think you should share...I need some good ideas!

Also, I must confess that the Homemaker Skillz aren't permeating the rest of my life. I may have cooked actual food this week, but I literally fear for my life when I get in our shower. I swear that thing hasn't been cleaned in months. I always mean to clean it...but then I forget about it. Until the next time I take a shower. Oops. Truly, there are few things I loathe more than scrubbing the shower.

Anyway. Time to wrap this party up so I can get some sleep so I can get up and eat sweet potato salad! Yay for weekend!


  1. You got me. I thought of Three Babies! We made quesadilla burgers last night- omit the bun, substitute tortillas and add sour cream, taco sauce, cheese. It was delish! And then I used leftover tortillas to make ghetto sopapillas. Yumm-o.

  2. AH! The next word verification is treys. As in tres babies! If there is a boy in the mix, his name shall be Trey.

  3. ah! I tried clicking on the Southwest Bean Chowder recipe but it wouldn't let me view it because I wasn't a member :( Care to share? It looks yummy!

  4. I tried 3 new recipes this week too. You and I are so alike it's scary. Really wish we lived closer!!

  5. That southwest bean chili looks yummo!


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