Saturday, October 15, 2011

Corn Chowder

Hello, Dear Ones. For me and Mr. Precious it's always perfect weather for a little bowl of soup and especially now that it's officially Fall.


I've made a big pot of corn chowder. Just hits the spot for the cooler evening weather.


Now I haven't typed in a recipe, so forgive me.

Just start by making your favorite potato soup. After I have boiled my little potato pieces I love to smush them up so my soup is more creamy.

I make a cream sauce: Melt butter in a sauce pan and gradually add about a couple Tbs of flour. The slowing stir in about a cup and a half of milk and stir until all the lumps are gone. Add salt and pepper to taste.


I stir til it thickens and then add this to my potatoes.If the soup is too watery you can put a little of your hot soup in a cup with a little corn starch and whisk away. Add this to your soup and stir. You've just made some cream of potato soup.

To make this lovely soup into corn chowder: just add corn, canned or frozen. I like to use the white shoe peg corn as it's not so sweet. I don't like the sweet taste in my soup. Then I add some chopped onions and some very thin slices of little baby carrots. Let it all simmer till onions and carrots are done to your liking.

Sprinkle with a little shredded cheese and poke a slice of cornbread on the side and you're good to go! Yummy!


Open wide... :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening


In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em I'll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Save your pappy a chair
When the party's getting a glow on
And singin' fills the air
In the shank of the night
When the doin's are right
Well you can tell em I'll be there


I like a barbecue
I like to boil a ham
And I vote for bola baste stew
What's that?
I like a weenie bake, steak and a layer cake
And you'll get a tummy ache too
We'll rent a tent or a teepee
Let the town crier cry
"All's well!"
And if it's RSVP
This is what I'll reply


In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em we'll be there
If you need a pair of freeloaders
To fracture your affair
I may even give them Pagliacci
Now stand back and give him air
If one can relax and we'll have a few yaks
And you can tell them we'll be there


"Oui," said the bumblebee
"Let's have jubilee."
"When?" said the prairie hen, "Soon?"
"Sure," said the dinosaur
"Where?" said the grisly bear
"Under the light of the moon."
"How about your brother, jackass?"
Everyone gaily cried
"Are you coming to the fracas?"
Ain't gonna blow it
"And all the respects," he sighed


In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em I'll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Stick 'em on my hair
If perchance we look a bit peeked
Remember se la guerre
If we're still on our feet
And there's something to eat
Well you can tell them we'll be there


In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Tell 'em I'll be there
In the cool, cool, cool of the evening
Better save a chair
When the party's getting a glow on
And singin' fills the air
If there's gas in my hack
and my laundry is back
If there's room for one more
And you need me
Why sure
If you need a new face or a tenor or base
If I can climb out of bed and put a head on my head
Well you can tell 'em we'll be there.
~ sung by Bing Crosby