Monday, September 5, 2011

Corn Chowder

Soups!  I love soup, the weather is starting to cool down and it is almost time for  great soups.We were up to Russ and Kari's for a BBQ and I had brought corn on the cob, and I had a lot left over!    Kari this is the Corn Chowder recipe.

Corn Chowder

3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 stalks celery diced
1 cup onions diced
2 cups cubed cooked potatoes
12 oz corn or 1 1/2 to 2 cups corn cut off the cob.
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
2 cups water
I like to add 1/2 tsp. thyme
1/3 cup flour
2 tbsp. flour

Cook bacon, saute onions and celery in the same pan.  Cook potatoes in pressure cooker for about 5 minutes and release steam, or cook on the stove in water.  Make rue with butter and flour.  Combine all ingredients (except rue) and bring to boil. (Also I like to add the bacon after the chowder has thickened).  Add rue until desired consistency is achieved (must stir/whisk constantly while adding rue at a hight heat).  Add salt and pepper to taste.  So good!

Here is another soup we love with corn and is so easy!

Southwestern Chunky Chicken Chili

1 can chicken breast or 1 or more cups of cut up cooked chicken.
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained, or like me I make a big batch of beans and put in freezer bags and freeze.
1 can whole kernel corn or 1 1/2 cups corn, cooked and cut of the cob.
2 cans diced tomatoes
1-2 Tbs. taco seasoning
3 tbsp. ranch dressing mix
1 tbsp. dried onion

Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook for 2-3 hours.
Serve with Cheese and tortilla chips.

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