While swimming in the pool at Parris Landing I was thinking about what a fun week it was hearing from you on a broad range of topics including the posting of the Rutherford Landing real estate project, chicken soup and a continuation of the conversation about the pilings under pier 8.
On a personal note we need your help to select a local Charlestown Charity to be the recipient of a portion of the 2013 Alliance Relocation (AR) profits. Bunker Hill Associates (they distribute funds to Charlestown Youth Groups), Chad (Charlestown Against Drugs) and the YMCA. Once we have heard from you and your favorite nonprofit we will research each carefully and ask View readers to help with the final selection.
My vision of the View is that I am the neighborhood scribe and you will have something to say. Those of you who know me would attest that I could go on and on and on but my goal for the view is to share relevant scoop. I ran into Marie Richards last week at Style Cafe and told her about the blog. She said “sure I will contribute how about a recipe”? My husband is the cook in our family so nary do I think about recipes but Marie was a good sport and forwarded what looks like a home run. As Marie said “Wow! It’s getting chilly outside. It’s SOUP time. I borrowed this recipe from the RED LION INN”. (see below)
Navy Yard Real Estate - The conversation continues that parcel #39a currently the parking lot in front of the Y on 1st Avenue will be developed into a 56 residential unit apartment building. I was told there was lively discussion at the
CNC (Charlestown Neighborhood Council) meeting which I missed, however, there was a suggestion to add retail shops to round out the neighborhood. What do you think?
Speaking of real estate is there anyone in Charlestown that is even thinking of selling their single family home???? I am working with an ideal buyer and happy to cooperate with the agent of your choice.
“Raves in the yard” if the survey squad missed you while conducting this brief survey you can still be heard http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DZCFLTN
In addition to the Patch our neighbors like to get their local news from The Patriot Bridge, their condo associations, the FCNY www.friendscny.org. and while out walking Fido. Where do you get your neighborhood news?
"When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other." ~ Margaret Wheatley
We look forward to hearing from you and we welcome your comments.
Cream Of Chicken Soup
2 medium onions, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
1 cup flour
2 quarts chicken broth
1 pound chicken breasts, boned and skinned
½ cup uncooked white rice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
3 drops Tabasco Sauce
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons dry sherry
1 cup light cream
Grind vegetables in a food processor or blender.
Melt 1 cup of the butter in a deep pot. Saute the ground vegetables over medium
heat for 3 minutes. Reduce heat and add the flour. Cook, stirring constantly
for 10 minutes.
- Slowly add the broth, whisking until smooth.
- Bring the soup to a boil, add the chicken
breasts, and reduce heat. Simmer gently, covered, for 20-30 minutes. Remove the
chicken breasts from the pot and allow to cool slightly. Finely dice the chicken, then
return to the pot. Add the rice, seasonings, and 1/3 cup of sherry. Simmer
gently for 1 hour, or until the rice is tender.
- Add the cream and stir until hot, but do not
boil. Stir in the remaining butter and sherry. Adjust the seasonings