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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today was errand day:
Senior Center (closed), post office, bank, WalMart.

Meals for the week . . .
Taco Salad
Corn and Sausage Chowder
Mexican Pasta
Barbequed Little Smokies
Enchiladas

Veggie Fish Chowder from last Sunday . . .


Veggie Fish Chowder
     [from Better Homes and Gardens, May 2008, page 203]
Makes:  6 total servings

Mashed Potatoes:  Make garlic mashed potatoes
     from scratch   or   make ½ of a 7.2 ounce instant box
     using some of the soup broth after Step 4 of the soup.

Soup:
1 lb firm-texture white fish, cut in 4 pieces (thaw if frozen)
2 med carrots, sliced (or half a bag of baby carrots, sliced)
1 cup sugar snap peas, halved diagonally
1 T olive oil
1 can (~14 ounce) vegetable broth
2 ¼ cups water (or another can of broth and a cup of water)

salt
course ground black pepper
shredded parmesan cheese

1. Lightly season fish with pepper.
2. In 4-qt Dutch oven, cook fish, carrots, and peas
       in hot oil (medium-high) for 3 minutes.
3. Add broth and water; bring to a boil.
4. Immediately reduce heat. Cover; simmer for ~3 minutes
       until fish flakes easily with a fork.
5. Break the fish into bite-size pieces in the pan.
6. Put a scoop of mashed potatoes in a bowl
       Ladle the soup around the potatoes.
7. Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed.
       Serve with parmesan cheese.

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