I talk to my mom a lot, mostly when I’m in the car…because I 1) am in the car a lot and 2) get bored to tears with just the radio.
I recently told my mom, who has spend the past many months (years?) growing out her hair…that I think she should cut it. Not all women can pull of short, sassy hairstyles, but my mom is one of those people. I hope she didn’t mind me sharing my unsolicited opinion But isn’t’ that what daughters are for?
She still, however, believes she can pull off choker necklaces. And she can’t. Because no one can. #the90′scalled
My mom heeded my advice on the hair and booked an appointment for a cut. That appointment was on Saturday.
The last I heard from her was that she would get in touch over the weekend. By Sunday afternoon, I was dying to know how the hair appointment went, so I called. In typical fashion, she didn’t answer…or call back. But I did get a text (should I tell her now that it’s a pet peeve of mine when I CALL someone and I get a TEXT in response?).
The text included a photo of her and something about her being so sassy. (It looks great, by the way!)
I called my mom, AGAIN, on my way to work yesterday morning…no answer. Even though I thought I had timed my call correctly with the 1 hour time change and her morning workout. By the time I got to work, I emailed something along the lines of “HELLO??? DID YOU FORGET I EXIST??”
I got some gushy email in response which I totally loved. She included some comment about my weekend date night at the brewery and casino with Mr. Prevention, referencing my blog for her Nicole Update. APPARENTLY, my blog is replacing communication with the ones I love!
So, Ma. This recipe is for you. I think you’d dig it.
P.S. Pick up your phone when I call you tonight around 6:15EST, mmmkay? Okaythankyoubye!
Crock Pot Potato-Corn Chowder slightly adapted from The Crockin’ Girls
6 potatoes (3 lbs), peeled and diced
1 (15 oz) can creamed corn
1 (15 oz) can no salt added whole kernel corn (undrained)
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
8 oz 98% lean ham, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 cups whole milk
Place potatoes, both cans of corn, chicken broth, ham, onion, and pepper into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or longer.
Mash the mixture to your desired consistency and then add the butter and milk.
Cook for an additional 30 minutes on high. Serve hot.
Yield: 14 cups
Nutrition Information (per serving): 128 calories; 3.4 g. fat; 11 mg. cholesterol; 425 mg. sodium; 16.7 g. carbohydrate; 2.4 g. fiber; 6.4 g. protein; 14.2 g. sugar
Result: This was GOOD, but not the best ever. I guess that’s what happens when you omit heavy cream and butter from a chowder, huh? I would certainly make this recipe again and play with the spices some — maybe some fresh thyme and definitely some garlic. This was a great foundation…just needed some sprucing up!
Busy day ahead without about a bazillion meetings. Baaaah!!