Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Corn Chowder and Our Sad Good-byes

Hi everybody. It's me, Autumn!
Our weather is turning cooler and that means that mom loves to make soups for dinner.  Our soup choice today is corn chowder!

We started off by putting 2 Tablespoons of butter in our pot along with 3 pieces of bacon that have been cut up.   We also added 1 medium onion and salt and pepper and celery salt and bacon salt. 
We added 2 large potatoes~

And then we added the kernels off of 6 ears of corn and let this mixture cook until it got soft and mushy. 
Then we added about 1 1/2 cups of water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes and we let this cook until the potatoes and corn were done.   Once the potatoes and the corn were cooked thoroughly, we added 1 quart of light cream (this recipe is very rich but VERY yummy).
Shake a couple of shakes of parsley on top and there you have it! 
Let the soup get hot but do not boil.
Serve with oysterette crackers and enjoy!

We are still very sad over the loss of Miss Ellie.  She and Maggie were the same age and, not to play favorites, but she was our favorite Thuglet Dale.  We ache so much for her family.

And yesterday we read that our dear friend Snowball has left us.  Snowball has been Maggie's friend for a very long time, just as Ellie was. 
She was always at the height of fashion!
She was a gorgeous sweet girl!

We are missing you so much, Snowball and we are hoping that you are having fun swimming, which you so loved to do~
And we hope that you are having an ice cream cone and enjoying it~

We will think of you fondly everytime mom carries the beautiful pouch that you and your jiejie made for us~

We will never forget you, Snowball!  You are in our hearts forever and ever.
Love ya lots,
Autumn, Maggie and Mitch


The Black and Tans. said...

It certainly has been a very sad week, we seem to have lost so many friends recently.

Thank you for the recipe Autumn, we are needing winter warmers here in UK as it has become decidedly chilly.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Agatha and Archie said...

We are very sad too pals bur we know that all of our pals over the bridge are taking very good care of them and are showing them a good time Love a sad A and A

Princess Patches said...

Your soup sounds very, very yummy! We are sad too. I guess our mom didn't look at FB too much, yesterday, because she missed the news about Snowball. It's really sad that she had to go through so much before she left for the bridge!

Penny & Patches

Dexter said...

That was such sad news about Snowball and right after Ellie, too.


The Thuglets said...

It was such sad news about Snowball..what an awful week this has been.

Thank you so much Maggie, Mitch & Sue for your lovely tribute to Miss Ellie. We Thuglets understand why she was your favourite Thuglet. SO we don't mind you playing favorites!

Nice receipe.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

parlance said...

That was doubly sad news. It's good to have the photos to remember happy days.

Remington said...

So sad....

Unknown said...

M& M& A
Looks like your leafers are changing. I love your new header. And about that corn chowdah! Knock Knock Knock> open up please! I came ovah for a bowl. -woos are not too far away from me. hee hee
Snowball was alot of fun.. run free!

kishiko said...

Oh Maggie and Mitch,
I am very sorry to hear about Snowball.
Her smile was very beautiful.

Rudy said...

So sorry to hear about your good friends Ellie and Snowball. Run free will be missed.

Love, Rudy

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Maggie and Mitch,
So sorry to hear da news 'bouts your furiends Miss Ellie and Snowball. :(

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Autumn
Great recipe.
We we're saddened to hear of Ellie & Snowballs crossing. They will be missed.
Love Ruby & Penny

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

It has been a tough time again fur our furiends -

Thanks fur sharing the special Snowball pikhs!

It was also a bittersweet week fur our pal Sasha - her grandmother khrossed on Monday BUT her dad got THE KHALL fur his kidney!

PeeEssWoo: Pawesome new header pikh - NOW, to wipe the drool off my laptop from Mom thinking of the khorn chowdah!

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Oh dear, we did not know that Snowball had gone :( You shared some of our favourite pics of her, which is such a lovely way to remember her. Thanks buddies!
And that recipe sounds sooo amazing - maybe we can try it!

Oreo said...

Hey M & M
So sorry to hear about your friends. Least we have good memories to remember them by!! The soup looks so yummy too!!


doyle and mollie said...

lovely post you two... loves and licks xxx

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Too much sadness, seems like we are losing so many good furiends. We didn't know Miss Ellie or Snowball very well, but our hearts ache for their families.

Autumn, you sure did share a good recipe - and just the right time of the year to be thinking about hearty and warm soups.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

bbes tribe said...

The recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing. Sorry about your furiends Miss Ellie & Snowball. We can tell you loved them a lot.

Golden Samantha said...

What sad news; we just got back and hadn't heard - so sorry for the loss of your friends and for their families. Thank you for sharing that delish-looking recipe - yumzers!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

What nice tributes to both Fuzzbutt Ellie and dear little Snowball. We are sad for their families but know we'll all join them at the Rainbow bridge some day.
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Sally said...

We are also very sad about Snow Ball.
Sad woooh

Jans Funny Farm said...

So many good-byes in blogging, aren't there! We send purrs and tail wags for the loss of your friends.

3 doxies said...

Mum says dat chowder sounds deeeeelish but I think it is missing some very important ingredients and ya'll knows I know hows to cook.

I was so very sorry to hears bout Ellie and Snowball. I didn't knows them but it is still so sad.
We will haves teir families in our hearts and thoughts during dis time.


DILLY said...

Dilly be vewy sorry for fwends goin away.
Speshly SNowball, as Snowball seem vewy pwinsessy.

SUpper look luvly!


Asta said...

thank you fow that delicious weci[pe..I'm goping to ask mommi to make it..I loooove soops, well, we all do hewe.
I've been vewy sad about Ellie that bootiful thuglet giwl and ouw sweet little snowball.
They will bof join the many othew fwiends in my heawt..too many who have gone, but I know we'll all be togethew again someday
smoochie kisses

Mack said...

What a sad week it has been here at DWB.
But that chowda sure looks good.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a sad week for you. It's lovely to have all the memories, though.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

We're going to try that chowder recipe.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your good friends. That is very sad.

The recipe sure sounds great! We love your new header!

Lots of love, Holly and mom

Corbin said...

Sorry to hear about your dear friends... it is never easy when one leaves us...
Your soup sounds delish though - I might make momma make it!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh that stuff is looking good. Does corn really have ears?
Benny & Lily
Pee S. What a nice tribute to Snowball

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh that stuff is looking good. Does corn really have ears?
Benny & Lily
Pee S. What a nice tribute to Snowball

Oskar said...

I think that bridge has been far too busy lately.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,

Teddy Bear said...

it is so sad when friends cross the Bridge.:( We are sending lots of hugs.

Teddy Bear

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your losses. It is not easy losing our furry friends...whom are just like family. My two dales, Savannah & Sasha send you their condolences. Glad to hear you got the doggie blog award. :)

Lorenza said...

That looks soooo delicious!
Thanks for sharing it!
I am very sad to know about Snowball.
Our thoughts are with JieJie and the family.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are very sad for you, and all the friends and family of Snowball and Miss Ellie too.
Your tribute to them was very special.
So much sadness lately,,, and its just hard to say good byes.
We send our love.

Thank you for the chowder recipe,, my mommy says she wished she had some right now.

Anonymous said...

Our furends always take a piece of our hearts with us when they go to the Bridge, don't they? I did not know Miss Snowball but I can tell she was very well luved.

Your corn chowder recipe looks DEE-lish! I'm gonna have to get mom to make it for me!

Wiggles & WAgs

Stardust said...

Climate is really getting colder so the corn chowder is totally enticing me! Now, I just have to find the cream.

So sorry to hear about Ms. Ellie. She is survived by so many other Airedales in the family, so I'm glad she wasn't lonely. My condolences to sweet snowball as well. If I'm not mistaken, 'jiejie' means ' elder sister' in Mandarin.

I hope they are happy in heaven.

Toby said...

We too are very sad that Snow Ball has gone to the bridge. The photos you chose to remember Snow Ball are perfect. She was a very special girl and we will all miss her so much.


Martha said...

Oh Autumn, you really are quite the celebrity chef!
That recipe sounded very yummy.
We are so sorry to hear about your friends - we know how hard it is for the humans when we dogs have to go.
Lovely tribute
Martha and Bailey xxx

Thor and Jack said...

Hi Autumn. Thanks for the recipe. That looks delicious.

We're so sad to hear about Miss Ellie and Snowball.


Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch -

The corn chowder looks really delicious! Mama watches how much meat she eats. Could this recipe be made without the bacon?

We also are sooooooooo sorry to read about your friends, Miss Ellie and Snowball. We did know Snowball but never met Miss Ellie. So we will pay our respects to both blogs.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci