Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last chance for Corn Chowder before Spring (served in a transferware tureen of course)

Today, for Foodie Friday, kindly hosted by Michael at Designs by Gollum, I'm making one of our family favorites:  Corn chowder.  In fact, this is Jonah's (my 16 yr. old)  favorite and he requests it each year for his birthday.  My Mother in law gave me the recipe about 20 years ago.  Since Spring is just around the corner (I hope), we wanted to have this chowder one last time this Winter. 



CORN CHOWDER:
(serves 4-6 .... I always double this for my crew of 8)

1 package smoked sausage cut into bite sized pieces (Eckrich, Hillshire Farm and Johnsonville are good)
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 med-lg potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 cans creamed corn
1 can chopped, diced and peeled green chilies
1 small jar diced pimientos, drained
garlic powder to taste
appx. 2 cups 1/2 and 1/2
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

First take your sausage and onion and cook until onions are limp

Add the cubed potatoes:

and enough water to cover potatoes:  Turn heat up and boil until potatoes are tender

Once potatoes have cooked, add the creamed corn and green chilies
 

Next add your pimientos, garlic powder and 1/2 & 1/2. (sorry, these pics were too blurry to post)  Stir thouroughly and heat.
Top with crumbled bacon and serve with crusty bread, cheese bread, salad or just by itself!
I served mine in my Mason's Vista red/pink transfer ware soup tureen.




Enjoy!  Jonah sure did!

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16 comments:

  1. Beautiful tureen, Nancy. We love corn chowder, too...what a handsome son!

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  2. This recipe looks so easy and has stick-to-your-bones ingredients. I'll make this great soup. We love soup here! I'll make this next week. I will put this on SG Menu Plan and link to this post. Yummy! Thanks.
    Yvonne

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  3. That looks delicious. I do think that anything would look delicious in transferware though. Your tureen is so pretty, and your son is so good looking. laurie

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  4. That looks so delicious and the beautiful tureen is also exquisite. I haven't seen your blog before so am going to have a good look around - I can't wait to see your treasures in your etsy store.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  5. Nancy,

    Thank you for stopping by Serendipity. Your tablescape with the blue and brown is wonderful as is this corn chowder recipe which I will be trying in the very near future.

    Carol

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  6. Nancy, That looks so-o-o-o-o-o-o good! Love your transferware, too! Thanks for visiting me; I appreciate it.
    Blessings - Beth

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  7. This sounds delicious, and I can't wait to try it.

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  8. Your soup looks delicious...but I am in dish heaven visiting your blog. I love transferware--blue, purple, red, pink, green, and brown.
    XX00

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  9. Your soup sounds wonderful...I'd love to give it a try. But honestly, I think I'd starve a few days if I could be the owner of that gorgeous tureen! :) Thanks for sharing and thanks for dropping by my blog this week!

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  10. Thanks so much for visitng me at my blog as a first time participant of 'Tablescape Thursday', and also for those kind words of encouragement! It was lots of fun!

    My, what a fabulous blog you have; I'm so delighted that you invited me to visit!..,

    The soup turren is beautiful and fabulous! I adore transferware and especially in that pink/cranberry and white colouration!~

    My, that recipe looks delicious; I can almost 'smell and taste' it!~ I'll have to try that recipe!~ One of my favorites!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  11. Hi, Nancy,
    I can see why Jonah loved it!! It is making my mouth water just looking at it. Thank you for sharing your recipe, too. I am so happy to meet you. Your English transferware is beautiful beyond words. Thank you for stopping by Bunny Cottage for a visit. I hope you have a weekend full of fun and laughter! Vicki

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  12. That soup looks delicious and your dishes are gorgeous!

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  13. Hello Nancy,

    Oh my goodness, this Corn Chowder looks divine! I think I can smell the aroma...what time to we eat?!! :0)

    Thanks so much for coming over for a visit.

    I'm enjoying sunny skies and in the 60's today...does this mean Spring really is coming?? :0)

    Have a lovely day...

    ♥ Love & Faerie Dust ♥
    Stephanie

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  14. I followed Yvonne's link on SG this morning to your blog , Nancy. This soup sounds absolutely delicious & I actually have everything on hand to make it, too. Wish I had those beautiful dishes to serve it in!

    Thanks for sharing this one.

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  15. Nancy, thanks for coming by my Wy blog, the arrowheads are really neat, we spent time yesterday talking to alot of different people about them as we displayed some at a show we were at. We feel blessed to be able to live here. I see your near my DD (Owasso), another good place to live. Love the soup tureen it is beautiful, I have something very similar, though I doubt it is transferware. Will have to have a closer look. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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