Friday, September 30, 2016

Corn Chowder

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.)

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