What can I say? Life has taken over this week. I know most people won’t feel too sorry for me when I say this, but I have to work FIVE days this week! I’m not quite sure how I’m going to get my laundry done, floors washed, or a real meal on the table. I thought a repost of a pretty tablescape and a yummy clam chowder recipe was in order. For the record, we did not have homemade chowder on a pretty table tonight. We had leftovers.
I love clam chowder and I’ve passed this love down to my kids. My daughter is a picky eater, but one food she loves is clam chowder. I think it’s a odd thing for a picky eater to like. Clams are an acquired taste. Since it’s something I know we’ll all eat, Sunday afternoon I decided to try a new recipe. I found a recipe that looked pretty good on the Food Network website. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/mikes-clam-chowder-recipe/index.html
The kids were in a good mood so I convinced them to help me make the chowder.
This is my absolute favorite kitchen tool. It’s a little mini chopper from Pampered Chef. I use almost daily to chop herbs, garlic, or onions. I don’t think I could live without it. We used it to chop the thyme and parsley for the chowder.
They stirred and added ingredients. Then they lost interest. My son took the puppy to the dog park and my daughter drew pictures. I decided to get ready for Tablescape Thursday on Between Naps on the Porch.
It may not be anything fancy, but my kids thought they were royalty. I don’t usually set a table quite like this when it’s just the four of us. My youngest was so excited that her cup wasn’t plastic! I love taking a simple soup dinner and making it into a special night for my family. Seeing their smiles gives me a joyful heart.
Here are a few linky parties I like to participate in.