Lately and that Corn Chowder Recipe

Today we are having a “lazy day”. Apparently I label days, and Adelle has come to know their names. Last night she said, “Mommy, when are we going to have a lazy day?” It’s been sorta chaotic around here – girlfriend knew we were due one. So far there’s been bed playing, book reading, and Alice in Wonderland watching…and a few loads of laundry. There’s no such thing as a TOTALLY lazy day for mommies.

We had a fun weekend with all of Josh’s team leaders. They came over for gumbo, potato salad, and two really great pies! It was so nice to visit with all of them and just to have people in our home. I am coming to learn that our houses feel more like home when we invite people into them.

We also got some new treats for the living room…it’s looking so much more homey in there. Slowly but surely this very large house is becoming our sweet little home. I am grateful.

We even got to visit with Uncle Jonathan and Laura on Sunday night – Adelle is totally crazy about them!

Adelle has informed us that she loves to take care of people – and she really, really does! Here whole being lights up when she is able to serve others with purpose, and I am fascinated by the way God has hardwired us all so specifically.

Marilee is into everything. She is walking like a pro – nay, running when she is headed for something that is off limits. She can say all sorts of little words that only her family can interpret:

Mama, DaDa, Deh [Adelle], Nana, Pah [Pops], she hasn’t quite got the “ee” sound in MiMi, but she watches me really closely when I say it, and Daddy Joe gets a pass because it’s the same as DaDa for now 😉 Bah [bath], Tttt [light], Tah [cat], Day [Thank you]. She is f-u-n-n-y…and that’s all there is to it.

Alright, on to the main event…Uncle Richard and Aunt Irene’s Corn Chowder. You are welcome.



2 small onions, chopped fine

2 green peppers, chopped fine

1/2 stick butter

6 ears corn, cut off the cob [I used a bag of frozen corn and it was just right]

4 fresh tomatoes, chopped

4 Tbsp. flour

1 quart milk

Salt and pper, to taste

Cook onion and bell pepper in butter till limp. Add corn and tomatoes and cook till done; add flour and cook for awhile. Mix with hot milk, to which a pinch of sada has been added to prevent curdling. Season to taste.


My mouth is watering again right this very second. Good glory, this was so good! Truly the only thing that could make this better would be the addition of crawfish! Shrimp would be good, too, but crawfish would be divine! This was super easy and a hit with the fam. We ate French Bread with it. Enjoy!

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