Monday, April 25, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts

 my boston is having a year of "Boston" and he is loving it!
i never imagined when we named him almost 12 years ago that it would become
such a popular name and that it would ultimately be his favorite sports teams of all time!!   
We have always been Boston fans so of course our boy would too.  but he is learning more 
than just the sports teams.

this year not only is he playing baseball  on the "Boston Red Sox" team,
but he also picked {out of a bowl} the state of Massachusetts to do his state report on!
  how cool is that??  
 so we've been busy researching what has been like a 6 week project.  
they had to work hard on learning famous people from their state, write a report,
bibliography, learn about tourism, draw the state flag, license plate, bird etc, etc..  There is tons
of history in Boston.  we have loved watching him learn so much about the
wonderful state of Massachusetts!

when his school had the "state fair" last week,  you could dress up, make a float, bring 
food samples and more for extra credit.

so we made "Boston's famous Clam Chowder"
i think it turned out AWESOME!!  now my Boston can't wait to go to Boston...

 {recipe below}

{So delicious}

Boston's Famous Clam Chowder
1 cup onions, finely chopped
1 cup finely diced celery
2 cups diced potatoes ( i use quite a bit more)
2 cans minced clams and juice
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup flour
1 quart half & half cream
1 1/2 teas. salt
2 Table. Red Wine vinegar
Drain juice from clams and pour over vegetables in saucepan; add enough water to barely cover and simmer, covered, over med heat til barely tender.
In meantime melt butter; add flour and blend; stirring constantly (in larger pot).
Add undrained vegetables, clams and vinegar and heat through.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.


John and Ann Tolman said...

WOW! Great job Boston!

Jenn Granum said...

So that's pretty awesome! I thought clam chowder just came in a can? I can't believe you guys really made it from scratch! Good job, Bos!

{jane} said...

that is awesome! good good job boston! i think we need to have boston come on over & give us a family lesson on MA!

dulces said...

Glad the recipe turned out! You had the best display. . what a neat project.

Anonymous said...

Go Boston (person and city!). One of my favorite vacations that Russ and I have taken was to Boston. I love, love, love that city! We had such a fun time walking around, going to a Red Sox game, and seeing all the history in that little city. Can't believe how much he is growing up!

Anonymous said...

Great job Boston! When you go to visit can you stop here first;)

Birchall Family said...

That is so FUN! I love that he loves his name stake city so much!!! What a fun city to be named after.
I am with Jenn, I didn't know you can "make" clam chowder, just thought it came in a can too :)
You are such a fun mom Shann!!

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