And here is our Birthday girl Princess Hailee wearing the lovely gown her grandma (my youngest daughter Cyndi) made for her. White satin with blue flower trim, strands of crystal beads on the sleeves and ribbons & rosettes. Her shoes were white satin and glass ( clear plastic) with 'heels' her earrings were pearl and diamond and her sweet diamond tiara adorned her lovely golden locks. She is always a princess and this day she certainly acted the part.
Happy Birthday my little princess!
Here's a smile for you. Notice mommy has adopted a piglet to raise with her puppies!
And the Lord's prayer says;
"thy kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven..."
I bought this chowder to try and failed to check out the ingredient panel first. (Unusual for me)
First let me say I was not able to eat it. It was so salty it burned my tongue and the flavor was pretty bad.
I used to make my own clam chowder. We live close to the bay and we would dig our own clams but it is harder for me to do with the back issues and also nearly impossible to find a beach that is not polluted where clam digging is allowed.
The ingredients in my homemade chowder are clams, onion, potato, parsley, water, milk, flour, salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes we add a little cooked bacon. YUM!!! This is how my mother made it too.
Here is the list of ingredients from the Store bought chowder.
Go get a cup of tea and a dictionary.
Are you ready?
Milk, potatoes, clams (sea clams and ocean clams) clam juice, salt, sodium Bisulfite, Sodium tripolyphosphate, Calcium Disodium EDTA, Natural and artificial flavors,Red 30, Clam Stock, Water,Clam Base, cooked clams and clam juice, salt, butter, (Cream) sugar, dried potato, yeast extract, Clam Extract, natural Butter Flavor, Maltodextrin, natural flavoring, Clam Concentrate ( Clam Broth, Salt, modified potato starch, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate) Chicken Stock (Water, Chicken Base, Chicken Meat, Natural Chicken Juices, Salt, Sugar, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavor, Onion Powder, Spice Extract, Tumeric (for color) Butter (Cream, Salt), Onions, Enriched Wheat Flour, (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid) Modified Corn Starch, Cream, Celery, Bacon, (Cured with Water, Salt, Sodium Phosphate, Honey, Sodium Sodium Erythorbate, Flavoring, Sodium Nitrite), Canola Oil, Cultured Dextrose On Maltodextrin, Salt, Garlic, Clam Flavor Whey, (Cultured Whey, Clam Extract, Maltodextrin, Soybean Oil, Citric Acid, Parsley, Worcestershire Sauce, (Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Corn Syrup, Water, Salt, Caramel Color, Garlic Powder, Sugar, Spices, Tamarind, Natural Flavor, Ammonium Bisulfite, Sulphur Dioxide, Hot Sauce, (Aged Cayenne Peppers, Vinegar, Salt, Garlic Spices.
I'll pass, thank you.
I don't even know what some of these ingredients are or what they are made from.
Way too much is passed by the FDA that is not good for us. We need to be getting
'BACK TO BASIC'S'
It may take a little more work but we will be healthier for it!