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Recipe: Chowder

Description: A perfect way to warm yourself after a cold night at sea.

Game ingredients: Clam, Milk

This recipe restores 225 energy and 101 health. It gives a +1 Fishing bonus and can be obtained from Willy after reaching 3 hearts. It sells for 135g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 45 minutes. Serves 5.

I had only ever had cream-based clam chowder until I was ten and was served a tomato-based chowder at a restaurant. I thought someone bled in it. Anyway, this recipe is cream-based. 

-4 slices bacon
-1 medium onion
-3 large russet potatoes
-3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon pepper
-2 tablespoons butter
-2 tablespoons flour
-3 cups light cream (half&half) 
-2 cans baby clams, 10 ½ oz. each
-Paprika, for garnish

In a large saucepan, fry up the bacon on medium-high heat until crispy. While it’s cooking, finely chop up the onion. 

Remove the bacon and let it rest on a paper towel to absorb the extra grease. Throw the chopped onion into the saucepan and let it cook in the bacon fat on medium-low.

While the onion is cooking, peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes. Once the onion has softened, add the potatoes, salt, pepper, and the 3 cups of stock. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or til the potatoes are soft, turn down the heat if it starts to boil over at any point. 

While the stock is cooking, melt the butter over medium heat in a second saucepan. Add the flour and stir until combined. Let it cook for about a minute, stirring so it doesn’t stick to the pan, and then add the cream. 

Cook the cream until it thickens, whisking the entire time so it doesn’t burn. Once thickened, add to the first saucepan.

Add the contents of the cans of baby clams; juice and all. Chop up the bacon into small pieces and add to the pot. Heat the soup to just under boiling, and then serve garnished with paprika. 

The chowder is chunky, silky, and filling, perfect for a cold, rainy day. 

-SVR

Prompt #45 - Wedding

Fandom: As Time Goes By

Pairing: Jean Pargetter/Lionel Hardcastle

Character(s): Jean Pargetter, Lionel Haardcastle

Word count: 100

Summary: Jean and Lionel’s wedding day has finally arrived.


Lionel could feel his stomach twist in knots, as he waited anxiously for Jean.

Their wedding day had finally arrived and today was the day that he would be committing his life to the woman who had captured his heart.

As the first notes from the organ began to play, he looked behind him to see, Jean walking down the aisle dressed in an ivory floor-length silk dress.

She met his eyes, and gave him a loving smile, as she took her place beside him.

They could feel their hearts begin to entwine as they both finally said, “I do.”


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Frozen was never really my thing but I thought the casting for Disney’s California Adventure Frozen play was pretty awesome~

I was sitting pretty far away so this is as best as I can recall appearance, but still. It was a nice little play :)