Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Corn was in the freezer with my Blackberry

The title of this post will only make sense to you if you have read Still Alice.  One of my favorite lines went something like the title of this post.

So has this ever happened to you?
You fuss about to make a meal, make sure everything is just so.....then the next morning you realize you left a vegetable in the microwave or something else in the oven.

Well, that happens around here.  This time it was the beautiful corn that was lovingly planted and tended to by M and R.  So what to do? You can't just waste this goodness.  How does Corn and Potato Chowder sound?

Those of you that know me well will know that cooking around here is always done sans recipe. You see, to me it's sort of like following rules.  Sometimes I have trouble with this.

Sometimes rules are meant to be guidelines.  To me, cooking is definitely one of those things.
This blog writing is going to be a bit challenging as I attempt to write things down into a form that resembles a recipe.  Let me know if you try them.....

I like to think I'm sort of a Jamie Oliver know, he is always saying things like, "a bit of this and a nob of that......mix it all up and try not to get too serious."  That's just the way I like it.

So here is the "recipe" for Corn and Potato Chowder

2 cups of Fresh Corn, cut off the cob
1-2 Potatoes, Diced
2-3 Diced Carrots
2-3 Stalks Celery, Diced
1 Onion, diced
2 rashers of Bacon, diced
4 cups Chicken Stock
1 Cup Cream or half and half
2 Tbsp Flour
Salt and Pepper to taste

Throw the diced up Bacon in a soup pot on medium-high heat.  Cook until slightly crisp.
Add the onion, celery and carrots.  Cook this for a few minutes until they soften.
Toss in the flour.  Stir to incorporate.  Add Chicken stock, mix well.  Let it come to a soft boil, reduce the heat to very low.
Add the corn and potatoes.  Simmer on low for 30 minutes.
Stir in the cream.  Heat through. Season with salt and pepper.

Mine looked like this.  Hope yours does too!

Garden guru and BR have been working hard in the garden.  I'm sure this will hit the spot.                    

They probably didn't even miss the corn from last night's dinner.


  1. This looks and sounds great. R just had some for supper. If possible he says it tastes better than it looks.

  2. Can I drive up to some sort of take-out window or do you deliver???

  3. Dear C, for you delivery is included in the price. BR said he is happy to share anything with you!

  4. Then I guess it's true, this BR is a generous guy! But, anything?