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Friday, November 20, 2009

Goode Goodness: Potato and Corn Chowder

THIS is what we had for lunch today.  Potato and Corn Chowder. YUM!  This little dish is a new favorite around here.  Especially on November days that actually act like November days and are a little chilly outside.

Bet ya can't guess what cookbook I got the idea from???

You guessed it.  Gooseberry Patch.  This particular one is one of my most used cookbooks by the way.  LOVE all of the ideas and recipes.

So I started with an onion... no tears please :)

I chopped her up and threw her in a pot with 2 T "butter". I used light margarine--GASP. (Sorry I ain't a butter purist Paula--and let's be honest if I were Paula I would have put the whole darn stick in.)

Then I cooked her up until the onions were a little translucent.-- Not sure why my onion is a girl today, but she is--so go with it.

In the mean time, I grabbed some red potatoes. I heart red potatoes.  I grew up on Russets, but now we have red 90% of the time. Oh I know the potato gods think you need a different potato for different dishes. Not me... red potatoes are too heavenly to use anything else;)

So I began to peel 'em up. But first I grabbed a garbage bowl a-la Rachel Ray style.

Speaking of Rachel.  I've got a whole new respect for her after the Martha comments. And Martha, I have decided having an "inner Martha" ain't such a good thing anymore-- I know you will be heart broken.

I have decided that since my skills pale even in comparison to poor Rachel's -- I think I will now consult my "inner Rachel"--but Rach, I think I'll keep my own voice if that is ok with you ;)

Back to the potato.  I chopped them up and set them aside.

Then I measured out 2 cups of chicken broth (I strayed from the recipe here--you know me... cooking has to be an adventure and following things to a tee is just too boring!)

Then I added the broth and potatoes to the pot and brought to a boil

In the meantime, I added some chopped red and green peppers for a color and flavor punch!--also a deviation from the recipe.  Watch out I such a rebel!


After adding the peppers, things were coming to a boil.

So I added some Kosher salt and pepper.

I heart Kosher salt.

Then I added 2 cups of milk to 2 T of flour  in a separate bowl.


Easy does it...

Once I had a liquid-y paste, I added the rest of the milk.

And  then poured the milk and 1/2 a 32 oz bag of frozen corn into the pot.

Mixed 'er up and let simmer for about 1/2 hr.

In the mean time I chopped up some fresh parsley

And threw it in as a garnish

So hearty and yummy

And pretty :)

I seriously have only one serving left :(

Next time I need to double the batch...

3 GOODe Thoughts:

oh that looks absolutely yummy!!!! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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