Sunday, April 27, 2008

Some HAPPY Thoughts

My biggest happy thought right now: Matthew is walking! He took his first steps a couple of weeks ago, but this weekend walking became his prefered mode of transportation. He loves to grab a toy (especially my yarn) and walk from one end of the downstairs to another. He is so proud of himself! He also loves to terrorize the cats and dogs and shrieks while doing so. The little stinker. Of course, with this new-found freedom comes more bumps and bruises, as well as more work for mommy, but it has been so amazing watching the process of coordination, strength and confidence grow. (The pic is a little blurry due to the "action" quality).

Another happy thought: the Summer issue of Interweave Knits. I looked at the preview yesterday and loved what I saw. SO much better than the spring issue, which I didn't even bother buying. My favorite patterns so far: Tidewater Wrap, Drawstring Raglan, Wallis Cardigan, and the Eyelet Surplice Dress.

We had a simple dinner this evening of tuna chowder with bread and baby carrots. The recipe is so quick, easy, economical and yummy (and I am not usually a tuna fan) that I thought I'd share it. It came to me via my favorite aunt. :)

Tuna Chowder
2 carrots, shredded
1 yellow onion, chopped
1/4 c butter
1/4 c unbleached flour
2 c chicken broth
2 c milk
6 oz tuna
1/2 t celery seed (it's ok to omit this if you don't like celery)
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t salt (or to taste)
1 1/4 c cheddar chees, grated

In a large pot, saute carrots and onion in butter until onion is transparent. Remove ffrom heat and stir in flour. Return to heat and stir in broth and milk a little at a time. Stir constantly until thick and bubbling (don't let reach a full boil). Add tuna, celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, and salt, and heat through. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until it melts. Serves four.

I hope that everyone had a terrific weekend, and I promise some finished projects for next time!

1 comment:

Julia & Aaron said...

Yay Matthew! He is such a mover--so coordinated! I bet you he'll love sports. The soup sounds great. I'm always looking for new recipes!