Support for Sandy... Comfort food and more

Ok I had this post ready for a week or so but didn't publish this is why... I just found this and I HAD to join in. Frugal Foodie Mama posted this great post .

Comfort food and HELPING Sandy victims my kind of thing....

My hubby and I already donated via our cellphones text RED CROSS to 90999 $10 a time!!!! BUT here is something else you can do. Join the Support for Sandy..

{this section from Food Blogger's Support For Sandy}
please donate to help those in need. Who to donate to? Several organizations are dedicating themselves to helping the victims of hurricane Sandy. Some of the larger ones include:
  • American Red Cross is providing food, shelter, and other forms of support to hurricane victims. You can donate directly to the Red Cross or  you can also text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • The Salvation Army is also focused on providing food, shelter, and support to victims, and takes donations for storm relief.
  • Feeding America is providing food, water and supplies to those who need it as part of their disaster relief program.
We’ll be tweeting using the hashtag #FBS4Sandy; be sure to ask your friends to join us. I hope this effort manages, in some small way, to wrap the arms of the food blogging community around those who are in such need; we have a lot to give!
NOW on to my comfort food with a healthy twist....

Remember when I posted my menu for this week? If not check it out here!

Well I have done GREAT  - 2 for 2 so far.

The meatloaf and zucchini tots - FABULOUS tasty - hubby said it was the best meatloaf yet! SCORE

Then we had the Corn Chowder last night. Well being on WW Plus I crave soups but NOT the points. So how do I make this calorie/fat/point high item able for me to eat it???

I MAKE it over people.

Take a look...

RECIPE ORIGINAL (changes in red)


  • 4 potatoes (peeled and diced) - I used fingerling potatoes small about 5 - 6  
  • 1 Can of cream corn
  • 1 Can of whole kernel corn
  • 2 Cups of chicken broth
  • 8 Ounces of diced ham
  • 1 Cups of diced onions
  • 1/4 Cups of butter - I used less then 2 tablespoons                      
  • 2 Cups of half and half - I used 1 cup of 1% milk
  • I added ONE FULL head of cauliflower
I put everything BUT the butter and milk in the crock pot for 8 hours on low. When I got home I added the butter and milk and off to soccer we went. By the time we got home the house smelled yummy and with a freezing cold night {for Cali standards} soup was needed.
Before I served it I got out my potato masher and mashed up all of the ingredients right there in the crock pot. It was so creamy, delish and tasted yummy.
I got rave reviews from the entire family even the boy who complains before he tries anything.
For WW Plus points it is 4 points {for about 1 1 /4 cup} so worth it!!
How do you make over a MUST have recipe????


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