Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Corn Chowder on a Chilly Day!

We're off for the week, and it's windy and chilly. We need something warm after a day of skiing. So I thought I would throw together a quick easy meal that everyone will eat...My Famous Corn Chowder! Even all the kids love it!
I had some roasted Chicken pieces in the freezer left over, and precooked bacon, that I do up and freeze. That is the key to easy cooking is pre-cook items and store in freezer, when you have the chance or leftovers from something you made before. It makes for quick easy meals.

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 red pepper , minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves)
5 strips Turkey Bacon, chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (about 3 ears)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn

**Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.

** Add onion, celery, and bacon; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

**Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

**Stir in milk and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 15 minutes).

NOTE: You can throw everything into a crock pot and forget about it for 4 to 6 hours. Great for ski weekends at the lodge.........

1 Others Say::

suburbangrandma said...

Happy New Year Susan. It has been a while since I visited your site. I have been busy looking for work, since my job was moved out of state.
Your Corn Chowder and Sicilian Meatballs look and sound just what I need on these cold winter days.
Keep up the super work!