Friday, December 30, 2011
Blogging from my phone, and a recipe!
This will be an experience for sure! I already know it is going to be a challenge because I loaded these pics before I left for the day and decided that it couldn't be that hard to type the text in the middle of them; but i was proven wrong. yes i know that now i have not capitalized the last few letters needed, but you are just going to have to trust me on the reason why. i already have a picture out of place, and it is driving me crazy! now, on with the blog and done with the rant! i have mentioned before that i love seafood. that includes oysters. my husband loves them as well, the kiddos, not so much. but my youngest adores this stew. the above picture is all you will need. and since i have yet to figure out how to skip a line for a paragraph i will jump right into the recipe, with a huge grammatical apology.
take four slices of bacon(chopped) and add to a large stockpot. cook until a nice crisp. remove bacon and set aside. discard bacon grease from pot (but do not wipe out drippings). add 1 stick of salted butter. when butter is melted, add your oysters. i bought mine at sam's club near the fish. fresh, not frozen. (make sure tou take off the little hard plastic thingy....the piece that holds the oyster to shell..it's easy). sautee' oysters in butter and bacon drippings for about two minutes on med high heat. add a heaping teaspoon on salt and pepper (add more to taste if you like. we like a lot of pepper in this).
and you just thought you added the "healthy" part. now add 4 cups or heavy whipping cream and 2 cups of milk. stir in your bacon and let simmer for 15-20mins on med low. eat with saltines or serve along side a good dish of shrimp and grits!
oh, and sprinkle some chopped chives on top before serving :)
if you need a good dip for a New Years get together, whip up this super easy and delish dip! below is what you will need.
take your 2packges of 8oz of cream cheese soften and half cup of mayo (might put in a little more, i just spoon in).....whip together.
add one and a half cups of shredded cheddar cheese. and continue to mix until well blended.
add your three chopped green onions.
i usually stop there, but decided i would make it a little more festive by adding a jar of chopped pimento to it.
so glad i did! just fold the pimento in.
(make sure you drain liquid from jar before adding)
add to a pie dish or a baking dish equivalent to such.
bake at 400 degrees for about 20 mins, or until it is really bubbly and gooey. sprinkle with about four pieces of cooked and crumbled bacon. and serve with your favorite buttery cracker!
trust me, it is a crowd pleaser for sure! happy new year to y'all! enjoy!