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


  1. The soup looks great Sheila! Gotta do some cooking this weekend myself:@)

  2. YUM! Great idea for a cool day!


  3. Looks Delicious! It's one of my hubby's favorite soups.
    Share the recipe when you get a chance.

  4. That looks yummy Sheila! I make something similar but add a little cheddar cheese and crumble bacon to the top!

  5. Looks delish, Shelia! I love corn chowder Ann this really looks yummy. It would warm the body on a cold day in a delicious way.--------Shannon

  6. Wish i was there to share a bowl, potatoe soup is my favorite. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  7. I love a good potato soup and when it is turned into a corn chowder, well, ladle up a bowl for me! I love the song for this post, one of my favorites from Rosemary Clooney's songbook, sung by Bette Midler.

    Happy Sweetest Day to you, dear Shelia! xo

  8. Oh I love potato soup and then adding the corn sounds sooooooo good. Have to give this a try. Hugs, Marty

  9. I love a good chowder and this looks so yummy!

  10. Shelia,
    "Mr. Ed" had been begging for some homemade Creamy Potato Soup all week. I made some yesterday! Next time, I'll try your "recipe"! My MoMa always used white shoepeg corn, too! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. Oh, that looks so warm and yum -- cornbread is a favorite of mine with about any soup :)


  12. Hi Shelia, you made me crave for one. I know I have never said this but you really take great pictures for your blog. Happy Sunday!

  13. What a great treat on a cold day Shelia... feeling like to have it just right now...
    Visit me if you can

  14. You're not kidding.. YUMMY!

    Are you still floating? Hope you're having a blast!



  15. That sounds absolutely scrumptious! I've got that down and I'll be serving it up real soon! Thank you Shelia!

  16. Shelia, I love soup and this look so delicious. Absolutely yummy!

    Barb ♥

  17. Yum, Shelia. This looks delicious. We love soup, and you are so right that it is beginning the perfect time of year.

    I e-mailed you last week. I hope to hear from you soon.♥♥♥

  18. Yummy, your soup looks wonderful, I think I will make that one day for lunch.
    Have a lovely day sweet lady,

  19. Hi Sheila, We love soup and chowder this time of year. Corn chowder is one of my favorites. Yours looks delicious.

  20. Corn chowder is one of my favorites, and the corn bread...YUMMY!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  21. It looks delicious, S! That's the way I cook, a little of this, a little of that. Only use recipes for baking!

    Your hutch looks lovely too!

    Sorry those witches stole something from you! :)


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