Oscar Award Winning Clam Chowder!

 

Oscar Award Winning Clam Chowder!

Looking for a fun food to share while watching the Red Carpet on February 24, 2013?

85th Academy Awards, airing LIVE Oscar Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p on ABC.

Want to have the official Oscar App to follow the buzz!

The official Oscars® app for 2013

“Just in time to offer fans everything they need to know about this year’s nominees, the official Oscars App is now available for free on all Android 4.0 devices in Google Play, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy Note® 10.1 and Galaxy S® III, as well as the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in the Amazon appstore for Android. It will also continue to be available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the App Store®.”

  •  Access info on nominees, movie trailers, exclusive videos, and photos
  •  Watch hosted specials on fashion and nominated films and actors
  •  Cast and share your virtual ballot with My Picks

Check out the 2013 Oscar nominees here!

Follow the fun on Google with all kinds of creative links.


Oscars

Now… let’s make the food plans!

clam chowder bowl

6-8 slices of bacon (chopped)

1 pound salt park  or pork chops

4-5 carrots (chopped)

4-5 celery (chopped)

large onion (chopped)

6-8 potatoes (peeled/chopped)

2 boxes chicken broth or 2 quarts boiling milk

4 tablespoons flour

2 TBS butter

1 quart half & half

4    cans chopped clams 7 oz size with juice or 2-3 pounds fresh clams steamed and chopped

Garlic salt & pepper to taste  1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper

2 bay leaves

Cook bacon until crisp and remove from pot leaving grease, chop finely.  Add finely chopped pork and fry till crispy.  Par cook the potatoes, onions, carrots, celery in microwave  or add the 2 boxes of chicken broth (or the 2 quarts of milk) and simmer till tender.  Melt the 2 TBS butter and add the 4 TBS flour then start adding the in the half and half and seasoning  simmer half an hour to hour.  Add clams and juice in plus the vegetables heat until hot.  When serving crumble bacon on top of the bowls.   Chop all the veggies pretty small.  Try adding a little “Ol Bay seasoning” if you like that flavor.

Make this soup the main part of the meal and serve with muffins or corn bread, a salad, and  dessert.  Makes 8-10 servings.

Enjoy the Oscars!   Vote for your favorites on the app links… tweet, post and enjoy the drama of the red carpet!

Have some Oscar Award Winning Clam Chowder!

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fine chop celery, onion, carrots

 

brown the meat

 

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Cosmic Chocolate Nut Bark: A Heathy Valentine Surprise

 

Cosmic Chocolate Nut Bark: A Healthy Valentine Surprise!

Are you looking to cut down on sugar and stay on track even through the sweetest holiday of the year?

Delight your Valentine with a favorite nut mix bark covered in “Intense Dark™” Ghiradelli Midnight Reverie™ made from 86% Cacoa.  All Natural!  OR try Lindt “Excellence” with 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark for a delicious, intense and surprisingly balanced flavor!

It’s easy and tastes great… one square will satisfy your need for sweet!

 

Cosmic Chocolate Nut Bark

We have taken the chocolate cluster concept from The Belly Fate Cure™ Fast Track  program  and switched it up to a chocolate bark with different nuts!

Have some Valentines sweets without the guilt!

Nut bark ingredients

3.17 oz Ghiradelli chocolate Intense Dark™ 86% Cacao all natural  OR

3.5 oz Lindt “Excellence” with 90% Cocoa Supreme Dark

1 tsp butter

1/2 cup macadamia nuts, 1/2 cup raw almonds, 1/2 cup Raw walnuts

1 Stevia packet or 2 if you like it sweeter

Microwave chocolate and butter in a medium-size glass bowl for 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds or use double boiler stirring constantly. Add the nuts to the melted chocolate mixture and stir.

Spread out on a plate sprayed with non-stick spray.

Refrigerate for 45 minutes, break apart into small bite sizes and enjoy!

pour the bark out

Spreading the nut mixture on a plate sprayed with non-stick spray

break off pieces

After refrigerating 45 minutes, break the bark apart and store in a nice glass covered dish.

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Make your own special Valentine delighted with your delicious, healthy, Cosmic Chocolate Nut Bark! 

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