Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cold Weather Soup!

The weather has taken quite a turn in Kansas. We went from a record high of 74 degrees to below freezing weather with accompanying snow in 24 hours. Welcome to Kansas. The old saying goes, "If you don't like the weather in Kansas, just wait five minutes, and it will change."

Cheesy Corn and Potato Chowder

½ tablespoon butter
2 c. water
2 c. peeled, chopped potatoes (3-4 potatoes, depending on their size)
1/2 c. chopped carrots
1/4 c. chopped white onion
1 1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper

Sauté onion and carrots in butter for about 5 minutes to soften them. Add other ingredients. Cook until tender then set aside.

While potatoes are cooking, cut 6 slices of bacon in small pieces and cook until crisp.
Set aside. (This step is optional. The soup will be delicious without the bacon—I just really like bacon.)

1/4 c. melted butter
1/4 c. flour
2 c. milk
1 16 oz. package of sharp cheddar cheese,
1 can corn, drained

In large soup pot melt butter, and then add flour. Cook a minute or two. Add milk and stir until smooth and thickened. Add cheese, corn, bacon and cooked veggies with cooking water. Cook until heated through.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dish Friend Fun

One of the best things about people who collect Fiesta is their joy in sharing with each other. Recently, Dish Friend Elaine suggested we have a dish towel exchange. When people receive their dish towels, they stage them with matching Fiesta and post a picture. This was the dish towel I received. It matched Turquoise, Scarlet, Flamingo, Seamist, and Rose. How appropriate for Valentine's Day. Can't wait for the next fun game.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Time to think about your Valentine!

It is only a few weeks until Valentine's Day. This post might be a bit early, but I wanted to inspire you to create your own Valentine's Tablescape. Make it special with whatever you have. I used Fiesta (both vintage and post-86) and Fenton, but you can set your own lovely table for your love.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Vintage Fiesta!

Doesn't Fiesta photograph well? I love the vintage rose and forest green combination. 

This is the vintage red ice lip picture. It is in radioactive red. Doesn't it just glow???