The whole month has been a soup and stew month. I am going to share some recipes that made me smile. I am currently making a crock of corn chowder and this is really great. Every recipe was made in the crock pot so I prepped the ingredients and in they went. Later that early evening I try a bowl and the rest gets container stored for my work week. I do love a nice soup for lunch in the cold weather. Let’s make some Corn Chowder.
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrot, chopped
1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1 tsp parsley
In a large skillet on medium heat place butter and allow to melt.
Add 6 strips of bacon and fry the bacon until crisp and golden
Add Onion, Celery and Carrot to skillet and cook in the fat from the bacon
Sautee veggies until the onion becomes translucent
Transfer veggies to your crockpot plus a teaspoon of bacon grease
Set Crockpot on LOW heat
In a 2 quart pot half filled with cold water add potatoes and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
Drain and add potatoes to crockpot
Place 2 cups of frozen corn into crockpot
In blender or food processor chop 1 cup of frozen corn until corn is well broken down
Add to crockpot
In food processor or blender place bacon and pulse until bacon is chopped into bits
Add bacon to crockpot
Add chicken stock to crockpot
Allow crockpot to cook the veggies until nice and tender
Add heavy cream
Add salt to taste
Add pepper to taste
Add cheddar cheese and stir until cheese melts into soup
Serve hot with a nice piece of crusty bread…. Ahhhhh what a fine menu for a nice cold winter day.