Today, as with many days, as I was sitting at my desk wondering what to cook for dinner, I asked Mr. Weave (his first day of Christmas vacation) if he would like me to make clam chowder. He said, "YES!", so I pulled out an email with a recipe attached I had received from my pal, Dan, for his version of Clam Chowder. I printed out the recipe, collected all of the ingredients and started cooking! I have to thank Dan on two points in this blog (although I can think of many more reasons to thank him and his family...like what great friends they are...what great softball coaches and teammates they were...what great babysitters they raised...the list could easily go on and on), this is the BEST clam chowder I have ever tasted...let alone made and thank you for making me be like Remy in Ratatouille and actually taste the seasonings until they are what I like. (I usually follow a recipe exactly, but Dan made me season it to taste). Anyway, just needed to send out kudos to my pals, Dan and Laurie, whom I and my family miss very much!