Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Adventures in Slow Cooking: New England Clam Chowder
Confession: I cannot cook. No, really, Yours Truly lacks the skill to make even the simplest of dishes including rice. That means that when I developed a nut allergy a couple years ago one of the mainstays in my diet, Peanut Butter and Jelly, was suddenly gone. I was devastated. Heartbroken. I still am. To this day, I refuse to do the Peanut Butter and Jelly Dance. Anyhoo, due to these dire circumstances, this January, I am pursuing two interrelated New Years Resolutions: Eat Better and Exercise More. Now, don't get me wrong here. When I say "eat better" I do not mean Rice Cakes and Slim Fast Shakes. Yuck! What I do mean is actually consuming nutrients and going for walks which will give me more energy...and maybe make me less crazy. To that end, I found this Awesome Blog dedicated to the Crock Pot entitled A Year in Slow Cooking (baby steps people, I'm no Julia Child. I possess a tiny attention span and burn the shit out of everything. Also, to be real honest, even as a little girl I found Child TERRIFYING). That means tonight, I am going grocery shopping and tomorrow I will attempt to magically concoct a delicious bowl of New England Clam Chowder. Yum! Hopefully. Tomorrow night, I'll give ya'll the inside scoop on my first foray into cooking.