I forgot to tell you all! We’re heading to New York this weekend! Ryan conducts the Holland Chorale out in Holland, MI and back in 2009 we were asked if we’d like to perform with several choirs at Carnegie Hall. Our choir will have a solo concert and then we will join up with several choirs and perform Haydn’s “Paukenmesse.” Here is a flyer from one of our most recent concerts.
If you find yourself in New York this weekend, please take some time to purchase some tickets to come out and hear us! You can find information on the concert program at MidAmerica’s website and you can get ticket information HERE. We will be performing on Monday, March 28th at 8pm. Hope you can make it!
On a different note, I decided to leave you with a nice soup recipe. I have been wanting chowder for a long time but I had not quite decided the exact recipe.
I have not been cooking alot because I either lose my appetite or I get extremely nauseous. I took a chance this past Sunday and decided to make a pot of chowder with shitake mushrooms, leeks, and potatoes. It was very savory and the mushrooms almost reminded me of clams.
This soup is really quick and little hassle. I accompanied it with a sweet cornbread that was perfect! Ryan kept going back for second helpings on both! If it has been rainy, cold, and dreary like it has been here, this soup is perfect for an evening meal. It is thick and hearty and very filling.
I want to add a little note here: I have been using Crisco’s pure virgin olive oil especially for this soup. It added such a deep flavor when cooked with the leeks and potatoes. I had a chance, as part of the Tastemaker program, through Foodbuzz to try 3 of Crisco’s olive oils. Their oils do not disappoint!