Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yummy New Recipe

I had some fresh corn on the cob from the local farm stand the other night, and decided to try a new recipe with it - Garlicky Creamed Corn and Spinach. It was a Rachel Ray recipe, and was soooo good!!! Here is a picture of it, followed by the recipe.

Garlicky Creamed Corn and Spinach
2 Tbs. butter
4 ears corn, kernels scraped from the cobs
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
salt and pepper
1/2 C. heavy cream (I didn't have any cream and just used the skim milk I had)
freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
2 bundles fresh spinach, about 1/2 pound
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the butter. When the butter is hot, stir in the corn and the starchy liquid scraped from the cobs. Cook for about 5 minutes, then stir int he garlic and season with the salt and pepper. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes more, then add the cream and the nutmeg, stirring occasionally, until nice and creamy, about 15 minutes. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Season with more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve hot.
This was so good! I don't think it needed the cream at all, and that sure does help on cutting the calories. I also didn't have quite a half pound of spinach, and I think I will make sure to add more spinach the next time I make this. The recipe is supposed to make 4 servings. I hate to admit that Carl and I ate the whole bowl - it was that good!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stamping Friends

Today I got to finally meet a friend I made on the internet years ago - I'm not even sure how long ago! We've been part of a group of stamping/scrapping friends that all met up on the Two Peas in a Bucket web site. We all had so much in common that we formed a goup of our own called Pea2Pea. Over the years we have all shared a lot - been through births and deaths together, and shared lots of art in swaps and mingles. But I had only met 2 of them in real life before today - Tina who used to live in Dayton, and Annie from Minnesota. And today I finally met Barb Smith who lives in Florida - she was in town with her husband visiting her sister-in-law. We had a geat time! We did some serious shopping! First we hit Archivers, and then we went to Stamp Your Art Out (local stamp store), and ended up at Scrap,Paper, Scissors (local scrapbook store). After shopping, we headed to Mimi's for lunch. It was really great to finally meet someone I've talked to on-line for so long!

Barb, it was great meeting you! Come back soon! Next summer Terry and I want you to come back for StampAway!