Thursday, 24 January 2013

Mad Men Returning in April

You all know how I love Mad Men the TV Series

There will be a 2 hour premier on April 7th

I cannot wait an early birthday present for me (April 8th)

My cousin Wendy's fabulous recipe for corn potato chowder

As requested, here is the recipe:
I actually combined a couple of recipes and this turned out great!

Potato/corn chowder
6-8 strips of bacon
1 whole onion, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, cut in 1/4 inch pieces
2 whole carrots, peeled and cut in slices
2 large potatoes, peeled, cut in 1/4 inch cubes
salt & pepper & dill weed to taste
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole corn (I like using the bicolor-mixed white & yellow sweet corn)
1 1/2 cups water (I was wondering if we could have used low sodium chicken broth?, didn't try it. .. might work out well & add more flavor? I didn't want to take away from the corn flavor... if anyone tries it, let me know how it works out)
1 1/2 cups milk (I used the 2% that we always have in the fridge)
2 Tbsp flour
Cut the bacon in 1 inch pieces and fry until crisp-save the bacon fat (should be at least 1 Tbsp)
set aside the bacon as garnish for soup when serving (I put it in the fridge & reheated it 30 seconds in the microwave)
Saute' the onion, celery, carrot & potatoes in the 1-2 Tbsp of remaining bacon fat, low heat until
the potatoes are soft, approx. 15 minutes. I also drained the juice from the can of whole corn to do this, the bacon fat wasn't enough liquid
Add both cans of corn, the water & the milk (reserve some of the milk, approx. 1/4 cup to whisk in the 2 Tbsp of flour, add to the soup to thicken a bit; the stock still doesn't really get that thick)
Heat to allow little bubbles around the edges of the pot, but try not to boil
Garnish with bacon
I served this soup with some rye rolls and a spinach salad
(could fry up a bit of extra bacon to add as garnish for the spinach salad too!)
Good on a cold winter day!


Thanks Wendy Love you!

Your daily smile
God loves it when we sing and dance

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Logan has quite a collection of books
You are My Sunshine from us talking recorded book from us
Good night Moon from Us and I'll love you forever from us
the rest are gifts from his parents and friends and other relatives


  1. A happy early birthday to you, dear heart.

  2. Much love and many blessings dear friend
    Love Jeanne