Bits & Pieces

of life lately- enjoy!
(previous posts can be seen by clicking here)
our Theodore's obsession with boxes is still going strong
holy strawberry!
fading winter light from our living room
Theodore wanting to help with my morning routine
at the car wash
a convention at Rochester Institute of Technology and I attended wearing Japanese lolita fashion
Jacob's dedication to photography at its best
Lilith, Theodore, and Oliver all snuggled in bed
from this morning's commute- brr! both of us got a half day at work due to blizzard conditions
snow that made it into our enclosed porch
abstract frost in our dining room window
 weren't we just welcoming March not too long ago? haha
hope everyone is staying safe and warm!


Recipe: Potato Chowder With Bacon & Corn

happy March! 
though, it is still winter here in Rochester
that's why I would love to share with you my recipe for potato chowder
you will need...

4-6 medium potatoes 
7 tablespoons of salted butter (4 for the pan, and the other 3 for the roux)
3 tablespoons of flour
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
8-10 cooked bacon strips, roughly chopped (optional, but highly recommended because bacon)
1 cup heavy cream
1-3 cups milk (depending on how thick/thin you prefer your chowder)
pepper to taste 

peel + chop the potatoes and put them in a large pot of water to boil, while that is on the stove...
melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a nonstick pan, add in the chopped onion and bacon (lightly stirring until the onions are translucent) transfer the bacon and onion mixture to a bowl

drain the boiled potatoes, put them back in the pot, and mash
add in the cream + milk and place back over medium heat
watch carefully and stir often so the milk doesn't burn

making the roux: add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter back into the nonstick pan over medium-high heat
when the butter starts to melt and become frothy, add in the flour and whisk until a light-medium brown color

add the roux into the large pot, mix until incorporated
add in the bacon and onion mixture
finally, add in the corn
stir over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes
and enjoy!