Amazing Corn Chowder

soup and breadI’ve had a bag of frozen corn in my tiny freezer for two months. This is unacceptable because the freezer is tiny and if it is full of corn, there isn’t any room for ice cream. I have my priorities.

I bought the corn when I made barley succotash and I’ve had the leftover bag ever since. When I need to add a vegetable for dinner, I often tell myself I’ll just heat up the corn, but I never do. I like corn on the cob, corn bread, and corn in things. But plain corn on the side isn’t very interesting to me and so the bag languished in the freezer.  Continue reading


Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice

IMG_0053Moving to another country has its ups and downs. There are things that if they happened at home would be small victories or minor setbacks, but because we’re in a new place everything seems amplified. Let me tell you about some of it.

On Tuesday, Ryan and I had an appointment to set up a bank account. We arrive at the bank and the person we were supposed to meet was out sick. Also, part of the ceiling had collapsed so things were a mess. We had to reschedule. Sigh. Continue reading

French Onion Soup

image (36)As I write this, I am staying home sick from work. I hate calling out sick because I always feel like maybe I could have been fine at work. But then, in line at CVS buying soup and orange juice I got dizzy and realized staying home was a good idea. School children visiting the museum don’t need an educator with a drippy nose, hoarse voice, and with a high likelihood of falling asleep during the movie. People don’t go to museums to see that. Continue reading