I'm fighting a cold. It's going around. First my daughter and then my husband -- so I am assuming I am next given that I now have a runny nose and slight sore throat.
I turned to the slow cooker for a simple meal that I knew both mama and I would like.
My pithy directions:
1/2 or so of a large white onion, diced
1 pint of home canned sweet corn
2 or 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
veggie broth to cover over the potatoes
salt and black pepper to taste
That's it. I cooked it on low for about 6 hours. Took a cup or so out and whizzed with the stick blender. (That's why I peeled the potatoes, which I normally don't do for soups.) I served it with cornbread while we were on the corn kick because it was just easy. We ended up with two bowls of soup each.
Now this soup is versatile -- add peppers, carrots, or whatever you like.
My goals were simple:
1. use up items on hand
2. an easy meal so that I had time to visit
3. warmth for my throat
4. creamy without dairy
This was actually quite delicious and it is one I will make again. (Oh, if you don't have home canned corn, just use a couple of cups of frozen corn kernels.)