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Shopping Around The World



(Click the above shopping cart to visit our host, Bacon from PIGLOVE for this FUN Shopping/Recipe Blog Hop!!!!!)

EEEK!   Mom has had a bad cold so we’ve not been keeping up very well with cyberspace activities and have to admit Shopping Around The World was on our calendar for TOMORROW!   Where did Mom come up with that one?!?!?!   Oh well…………..we’ll just post our soup recipe TODAY!

My parents LOVE this one…….and I have to admit, since Mom has to make chick-hen to use in the recipe, I always get a bit of a hand-out so I like when she makes this!!!  It’s her easy way of making Chicken Corn Chowder Soup!



2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (optional!!!!!!)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves)
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (about 3 ears)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn
Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and jalapeño; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 5 minutes).
Easy Peasy – and MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM good!    Since most of the items above are things you’d PROBABLY have in your cupboard anyway, we’re only including prices for a few of the items:
Chicken:   on sale this week for $1.99 lb.  !!!
Frozen Corn:   12 oz. $2.15
Mom says that was a good sale price for chicken breasts – at least around here………………………anyway, this is a very yummy soup so encourage your parents to make some so you can have some of the CHICKEN as a snackable!

Hugs, Sammy


Shopping Around The World!



Howdy shoppers (and eaters!).   Another fun blog hop from my Cousin Bacon of PIG LOVE………..where Bacon gets us all to share a recipe and the prices we paid for the ingredients and we can laugh or cry at what WE pay compared to everyone ELSE in the world!   Fun yes?

This month’s challenge was to provide details for an appetizer, meal, or dessert with at least FIVE ingredients………..Mom has this really yummy thing she does with APPLES this time of the year when apples are plentiful so that’s what I’ll tell you about today!

Caramel Apple Dip



8 oz. cream cheese

1/3 cup dark brown sugar

1 teasp. vanilla extract

1 tblsp. granulated sugar


Here’s what we paid!

Cream Cheese:  8 oz. Harris Teeter Brand $1.97

Dark Brown Sugar:  16 oz. Domino Brand $1.25

Vanilla Extract:  Harris Teeter Brand $3.77

Granulated Sugar:  `16 oz. Domino Brand $1.69

Apples:   Gala apples $.99/lb.

How to:

Stir first three ingredients to blend and spoon into a 10 ounce tiny casserole dish OR ramekin and level off the top with a spatula.  Cover and pop in the refrigerator for AT LEAST two hours.  Preheat broiler five inches from the heat…..sprinkle the granulated sugar on the top and put the ramekin/casserole IN a cake pan filled with ice (no I’m not kidding) and broil for three to five minutes until the sugar melts on top!   Let it sit five minutes (so you don’t burn your mouth to bits!) and serve it with apple wedges……………OH MY!  Mom and Dad say this is DELISH.

So that’s it for another SHOP AROUND THE WORLD from the town of Warrenton, Virginia!



I Love Shopping!


Oh it’s another of my favorite days to blog – Bacon and Fozziemum’s “Shopping Around the World” where we all go shopping and  compare prices on a specified list of “THINGS” !!!    It’s so  cool to see what the differences in prices are  around the world since bloggers are EVERYWHERE and so many pawticipate in this fun event………… so “on with the show” !


Here’s what we were supposed to shop for this month AND I’ll post what I experienced while shopping:

  1. Seasons are changing – what do you pay for HVAC this time of year  AND what temperature do you keep your thermostat set on?    WELL, this one is easy – right now we are in a funny “early Spring” transitional phase.  We aren’t using HVAC at all – we either have windows open or closed to take advantage of Mom Nature’s beautiful early Spring weather.  Most of our days are in the high 60s/low 70s and our nights are in the 40s and 50s.  If we DO turn on the heat  on a rainy/damp/colder day, we set the thermostat at 70.   If we have to turn on the A/C on a hottish kind of day, we keep it at 70.   So this time of year we’re not paying enough to even MENTION because we just rarely need either heat or A/C!
  2. Favorite Meat:   My Mom has 1,001 ways to make stuff from ground beef
1 lb. 93% lean round beef $5.99

1 lb. 93% lean round beef $5.99

3.  Favorite Vegetable:   How about potatoes?   My parents ONLY buy Yukon Gold potatoes………….

5 lb. bag $4.99

5 lb. bag $4.99

4.   Random Item:    Our random item this month is fresh corn on the cob – another fave for a cookout…..

Fifty cents each

Fifty cents each

5.   Homemade Dish including Ingredient Prices:     Mom’s favorite “quick to make” dessert is blueberry cobbler (EASY PEASY)

Ingredients:    Butter (  16. oz. Lake O Lakes butter is $4.85)

Bisquick  ( 20 oz. box $2.79)

Sugar (2 lb. bag $1.89)

Milk (32 oz. 2% milkfat milk is $1.79)

Blueberries (6 oz. pkg. fresh blueberries $2.99)

Quickie Blueberry Cobbler

Quickie Blueberry Cobbler

Recipe (just in case your mouth is watering and you must have this cobbler immediately):

6 tablespoons melted butter

1-1/4 cup Bisquick

1/2 cup sugar

2/3 cup milk

3 cups blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 – pour melted butter into 8 or 9 inch square baking dish.   In bowl whisk Bisquick, sugar and milk and pour over the butter.  Sprinkle the blueberries over the top.  Bake 2-47 minutes until golden brown and serve warm (preferably with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!).

Now – excuse me while I go see what the REST of you have done with your “Shopping Round the World” posts today!!!!!!!

Hugs, Sammy