Steve Urkel Fashion Sense

It’s Dress Like a Dork Day and the first person I thought about was Steve Urkel

Steve Urkel Halloween Costume Guide

Jaleel White made his first appearance in 1989 on the comedy sitcom Family Matters as the character Steve Urkel, the dorky neighbor next door.  The show ran for a decade before it ended on 7/17/1998. Urkel’s signature appearance is iconic! Check out this costume guide from costumewall

Steve Urkel

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Creamy Shrimp Bisque

[Courtesy of Paula Deen]
Creamy Shrimp Bisque
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 green onion with tops, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3 1/2 cups fish stock
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 ounces cooked shrimp or lobster meat, chopped
  • Homemade croutons, recipe follows
Homemade Croutons:
  • 3 slices white bread
In a medium saucepan, add celery, onions, and butter, stirring occasionally. When tender, add garlic and mix together. Stir in flour and half & half. Let simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in fish stock and parsley. Cook for 10 minutes until it thickens. Add shrimp meat and let simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. Stir occasionally. Add salt, to taste.

When ready, serve with croutons.

Homemade Croutons:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut bread with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place onto a cookie sheet and bake until toasted.


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