Cold winter days are the perfect days to make a pot of soup - I made Grandma's Corn Chowder the other day, it was really delicious! Right off the top, I have to say this is not my Grandmother's recipe or anybody's recipe that I know, it's from All Recipes, I don't care who it belongs to, it's a good one! Another thing, I never plan a food post so if I have a picture and it's something worth sharing, I'll write about it, therefore, the picture may not be the very best!!
Grandma's Corn Chowder
1/2 c. diced bacon
4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped. ( I used three nice sized red potatoes and left the peeling on, for some color)
1 medium onion
2 cups water ( I used chicken broth)
3 cups cream style corn ( I used one can of cream corn and two cups of frozen corn)
2 teaspoons salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups half and half
Place the bacon in a large pot over medium high heat and cook until crisp. Drain and crumble, reserving about 2 tablespoons drippings in the pot. Bacon would not have to be used at all, or you could just crumble some on the top, for whoever desires it!
Mix potatoes and onion into the pot with the crumbled bacon and reserved drippings. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Pour in the water or broth and stir in corn. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover pot. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until potatoes are tender.
Warm the half and half in a small saucepan until it bubbles. Remove from heat before it boils, and mix into the chowder just before serving!
I froze the leftovers, after each having a nice size bowl, there are two more soup meals in the freezer for us. I have been trying to make soup ahead and not buy canned soup any more, right now I have three kinds in the freezer. It's so much better!!