Monday, December 20, 2010

Recap of the weekend

John grilling the steaks, yummm.

The pergola and deck area, looking festive.

John and I as Santa & Mrs. Claus

The party was a success, everyone had a great time and the food was wonderful! Once again, it's Monday and I feel like I haven't had a weekend, I'm worn out. Christmas is coming quickly and I have lots to do to get ready. Dinner is at our house this year and as you probably have figured out, we love to be the hosts!
Here's my recipe for crab & corn bisque for those who asked. Warning, this is not a low cal dish, but it's fabulous.
2 bags frozen corn
2 pounds crab meat (I like claw meat rather than lump)
1 purple onion
1 bunch green onion chopped
3 gloves of garlic chopped
1 tablespoon chopped sweet basil
2 sticks of butter (I told you so)
1/2 cup of flour
1 pint half & half
2 cups milk
4 oz. cream cheese
In a large pot saute onions and garlic in 1 stick of butter until onions are clear, add corn and saute until thawed. Add crab meat, cream cheese half & half and milk, cook on a low. Now take the other stick of butter at room temp and sprinkle flour over the top of it on a plate, take a fork and press the butter and flour together until it is mixed together well, add this to the soup and continue cooking on low heat until corn is tender, season to taste. If the bisque is too thick for your taste, add more milk.
You can lighten this bisque up, but when I'm serving it to guests, I got for the full fat, decadent version, it is amazing.
I hope you all have a wonderful week. Big Hugs.


Camille said...

Looks and sounds like fun!

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

Thanks for the recipe!! I'll be making that one soon!!

Sounds like a terrific weekend - everything looks so festive! And I LOVE the Santa and Mrs. Claus photo!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Nella said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe!
Looks like you guys had a blast!
Happy Holidays Sunshine!

Libby said...

Thanks for the recipe. It looks delish!

Jacquie said...

OMG....recipe sounds absolutely crazy delish! Glad you had a great weekend. We are off to Long Island tomorrow for the holidays with the family!

Catherine55 said...

Glad you had a great time!! The costumes were so cute! :)

Tina said...

Yum...I love bisque. I am going to make some!!

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