Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm Back...and with food!

Well, I am back.. After a busy week last week, and then a much needed girls getaway over the weekend to a women's conference, I am ready to hit the kitchen. I ate out from Friday lunch until Saturday supper. I was so sick of eating out and couldn't wait to get into my kitchen for a home cooked meal. Its been extremely dreary here too and it just makes for wanting to stay in pajamas and in bed for most of the day. I was tired from my weekend, but Sunday night I had to cook. What better to cook/eat on a rainy weekend, than soup! I whipped up a Potato and Corn soup and it was delicious! This recipe comes from the cookbook, Paula Deen and Friends, and I tweaked it just a hair. Her recipe is called Potato Soup with Shrimp. I have made it that way in the past, but I didn't really care for the shrimp in it. I substituted the corn and it went over very well with my family. I do hope you enjoy it too!

Potato and Corn Soup

1/2 stick of butter
1 small onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced (optional) I didn't add carrots because I didn't have any
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
8-10 medium size white potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 Cups milk
2 chicken bouillon cubes, dissolved in 1/2 cup hot milk
1 qt package of corn (if you freeze your own) or 1-2 cans (use the sweet white kind)
1 cup half-and-half
salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and saute the onion and carrots until both are slightly tender.

Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.

Add the potatoes, corn, milk, and dissolved bouillon cubes. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are soft.

Add the half-and-half and the salt & pepper. Let cook a few minutes longer and ladle up into bowls..serve with corn bread or crackers.


Carrie said...

sounds good!

Robin Lynne said...

Yum! I used to get the progresso a-la can "chicken and corn" chowder which seems similar to this- but there's never enough chicken in it for me! :P

I'm glad you'd been busy with the soap, too! I'm in the process of (probably) redesigning the site/overall look of the SSK. All that green is starting to get to me.

Lindsey @ A New Life said...

Hey- I didn't write that- just wanted to clarify :-). It is part of a song.

My days are okay but am staying in prayer.

Have a great day!

Shannon said...

Welcome back! Looks yummy!

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

mmmmmm....Paula Dean equals butter and half and half.

I'll have to seriously work out if I make this.


Tam said...

How is it going? Hope all is well. I posted some pics on my blog of a little visit to Tybee North Beach!

Tamara @ Watching the Grass Grow said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. This recipe sounds great, and when I have a few more minutes, I will definitely come back to look for more. I'm time-challenged and always looking for easy, yummy, and NEW things to fix for the family.

I'm thinking we must drive right by you on our way to the OBX...we're coming from the Shenandoah Valley, west of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks so much for coming by the other day by way of Tam. I am digging this soup you made. Sounds delicious. Always great to meet a fellow foodie and I love some Kenny!!!!!