Friday, July 27, 2012

RECIPE: Corn & Cheese Chowder

Soup is one of my children's favorite. There's something about a pot of soup cooking gently on the stove that will make the house all cozy and heartwarming.  

 ‘About Soup’…What words come to mind when you think of soup? Nourishing.  Restorative.   Nurturing.  Happiness (good soup, that is). Spiritual – think of all those ‘Chicken Soup For The Soul’ books! Nourishing.  Restorative.   i hope this soup will fill my children's tummy and  make them children well. 
my daughter enjoying the soup
In a good-sized pot, saute the chopped onions in butter.
Add the bacon and saute it for a couple of minute
Next, throw in the diced bell peppers… i just used green instead of yellow and red
Next add the corn

sprinkle in some flour.
then pour in the broth. Stir this around and let it thicken for a couple of minutes…
Then pour in the half-and-half, letting it simmer and thicken for 10-15 minutes
add cheese
Add green onions  and add some black pepper.
bread from French Baker
use a bread slicer to remove the top, then remove the soft bread inside the crusty bread leaving a margin
just eat when you get hungry this crumbs
get a ladle
And fill up the hollowed-out bread bowl.
fill to the brim, for this one i did not because it might spill on my children's bed.  ENJOY


  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped
  • 3 slices Bacon, Cut Into Pieces
  • 3 whole Bell Peppers, Finely Diced (red, Yellow, Orange)
  • 5 ears Corn, Kernels Sliced Off (i just used the one in can)
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock Or Broth
  • 2 cups Half-and-half (half milk and half cream)
  • 1 cup (heaping) Grated Monterey Jack
  • 1/3 cup Sliced Green Onions
  • Bread Bowls

Cooking Instructions

  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. 
  • Cook onions for a couple of minutes. 
  • Add bacon and cook for another minute or so, 
  • then add diced bell peppers and cook for a couple of minutes.
  •  Finally, add corn and cook for a minute.
  • Sprinkle flour evenly over the top and stir to combine. 
  • Pour in broth and stir well. 
  • Allow this to thicken for 3 or 4 minutes, then reduce heat to low. 
  • Stir in half-and-half, then cover and allow to simmer/thicken for 15 minutes or so.
  • Stir in cheeses and green onions. 
  • When cheese is melted and the soup is hot, check seasonings. Add salt and pepper as needed.
  • Ladle into hollowed out bread bowls and serve immediately.

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