Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Corn and Potato Chowder Recipe

One of my all time favorite meals is Corn and Potato Chowder. I eat it every time when I am in Maine. Well unfortunately the place I get it at, stopped serving so I had to find a recipe I liked and make it. It is very Delicious and super easy to make!

Here is what you need: 

    • 1 medium yellow onion, small dice
    • 3 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (thaw if frozen) (I used 2 cans)
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • 1 pound russet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and medium dice
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
    • 1/2 cup heavy cream
    • Finely chopped chives, for serving
    • Place 1 cup of the corn and 1 cup of the milk in a blender and blend until smooth; set aside.
    • Set heat to  medium high, add the corn-milk purée, remaining 2 cups of corn and 2 cups of milk, potatoes, and measured salt and pepper. Stir to combine, then bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are just cooked through and the soup has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.
    • Add the cream, stir to combine, and return to a simmer. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve garnished with the chives.

    Some people like to make bacon with it and add it in. I don't. 

    For a printable copy, go here!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weight Loss Update

I have hit my lowest weight..again! I am currently sitting at 153! That is 42 pounds gone officially. It is taking so much hard work and dedication to lose this weight. It is not easy and for anyone that says losing weight and dieting is easy...screw you because it is not. I have 8 more pounds to go to get to my new goal weight of 145! 

I am not starving myself or anything like but right now but currently, I am not eating dinner a lot. My appetite has changed so much that I am never hungry in the evenings anymore, especially after a good workout. I typically eat some fruit at night and that is about it. My biggest meal is lunch. I try to eat healthy at lunch but eat a good bit when I eat. 

I am working out 5/6 days a week for a hour or more a day. I am either at the gym doing cardio with 3+ miles a day and 30 to 40 miles of machine weights and free weights or I am playing softball for 1-2 hours a day which is so much cardio. Either way, I am running, sweating and using my arms so much.

I also have a good bit of 5's and OCR races coming up. I am super pumped about them. Saturday I have the Hard Cider Run and in a few weeks I have my first OCR of the season, Rugged Maniac. I am really hoping to cut down on my time finally since I have lost so much weight and I am in a much better physical shape this time. I did much better the last Rugged Maniac due to losing weight but I was still about 15 pounds heavier so I am hoping since I have lost more, I will do better. Fingers crossed! 

I am hoping to hit my goal weight before my cruise this fall in October so I have to keep pushing, washing what I eat and working out hard every week!! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Weekend

This Easter Holiday flew by so fast! I sucked on the picture taking due to the fact that we had a big cookout at my house on Saturday and I was the host which translates into me not having any time to take any pictures or have a chance to sit down and breath. We had a ton of food, a egg hunt and it was a blast. To bad I don't have pictures right? You just have to take my word for it. 

On Sunday, we spent the day with Chris' family and I actually conned him into taking a picture with me. 

We went to dinner at the Bavarian Chef which is this amazing German restaurant here that I love. It is so delcious but you have to go in with your belly empty and ready to eat because they give you enough food for 3/4 people per meal. It is pretty ridiculous. 

This week is going to be quite busy so I hope I have more interesting post for you. I have 2 softballs games this week and the Hard Cider Run on Saturday! Sorry for the short post, but I had to share the picture of me and Chris because I love it!