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Thursday, November 17, 2016

How to make EASY Corn Chowder

And I mean easy.  This is not homemade.  This is semi-homemade-which is how I cook.  Semi.  I don't like to cook.  I never have.  I only do so because eating out every day is too dang expensive!! And when my kids were little, they made me feed them.  They were funny that way:)

Anyway, here it is:

For this recipe (if that's what you want to call it) , I use AUGASON Farms Creamy Potato Soup mix.  It comes in bulk and can be found at some supermarkets, online, and at Walmart.  I like it because it is for food storage and lasts a really long time.  It also is simple to make--only add water.  And a big bonus here--it tastes good!!!


Augason soup mix OR Potato soup--ready made, or 1 pkg of any potato soup mix.  (I make enough soup to feed a family of four).

1 15 oz can sweet kernel corn

chopped celery or dried celery bits

1/4 cup bacon bits

sour cream

shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:  Make the soup as directed on the package or can.  Add corn, celery ,and bacon bits. Cook until done--about 15 minutes. Add 1 or 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.  Dish up and add a dallop of sour cream on top.  This soup is NOT low calorie so just enjoy!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Politically Correct words

So today on one of the facebook pages I follow, Chicks on the right, there was a discussion on the use of the word "TARD". It is the new acronym for the protesters and rioters of Trump. Apparently these ladies are the ones who coined it. And they were defending it. Even though it is offensive to some. One of the women even has a mentally challenged son. I pointed out to them why it is offensive. I grew up in the 60s and 70s. My brother had Down's Syndrome and the mental capacity of a 6 month old. During that era, he was denied access to school, denied access to doctors, called names including "retard", and generally disregarded as a person. It was a hurtful time and that word was meant to hurt not describe a condition. I pointed this out to the chicks on the right blogger. She never did get it. She said it was wrong to call them that but okay to use the word. It's not. Why do I know? Because it is disrespectful towards all disabled people. Whether they hear you say the word or not. It hurts them. I couldn't get that through the blogger's head. How sad that such ignorance still exists today. My son has not faced half of the ignorance my brother faced. Thank God. We have come far in that respect. School services and the requirement to serve ALL people including the disabled--we can thank John F Kennedy and the democrats after him. As for that facebook page, I think I will unfollow. They won't miss me but I will feel better for not reading about such ignorance.