I guess I had it coming to have it all foisted upon me, but that doesn't mean I'm very happy about it!
Ok, I'm kind of happy about it. I love control! But I'm still nervous that we'll break a lot of dishes on these granite counters that everyone seems to think are so special. And I'm hoping that all the decisions I'm making come together into a cohesive vision of a house that doesn't look like a blind person chose the counters/cabinets/tile/floors. Regardless of how it looks, the sheer space will be transformative, and I cannot WAIT to have more than two or three guests at a time. I'm already planning parties with a friend for whom parties are a specialty... she has way better ideas than I do. I'd make a casserole and put out a six-pack, she has thematic food and drink, decorations, and goodie bags.
I've hit a fall-to-winter wall that's had me either fully ill or borderline ill for weeks now. I can't decide if it's the transition in weather, poor sleep, or a child that probably brings home every bug known to man (tsk, public schools...), but I'm ready to feel well again. Making comfort food is only helping a little bit, but I'm not certain I'll still be able to button my pants in another month!
Comfort Corn Chowder
- 5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 2 cups diced cooked potatoes
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup (this is about the ONLY thing I'll put cream of anything soup into anymore)
- 2 1/2 cups of milk
- salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp of each)