Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekday Meal Wednesday... Leftover 4th of July Corn Chowder

This past Sunday, after a full day of partying, with a huge storm rolling in, and tons of left over corn on the cob among other vegetables, we decided to make some corn chowder and curl up to watch a movie as the storm passed.  Chowder is really easy to make and can pretty much be made with any veggies or proteins you have.  We decided to add bacon because, well because our household loves bacon and wanted some protein. 

  •  bacon, diced
  • 1 large onion, medium dice
  • 2 carrots, peeled, medium dice
  • 2-3 celery stalks, medium dice
  • other random left over veggies from fridge (in this case cauliflower
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • cumin
  • coriander
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • a couple cups chicken stock
  • a couple cups milk
  • dash of heavy cream
  • left over corn on the cob, cut off the cob
  1. Saute the bacon over medium heat in a large soup pot until crispy.  Remove from pot.
  2. Saute the onion, carrot, celery, and any other left over veggies until translucent.  Add the garlic and spices and saute for another minute or so until fragrant. 
  3. Make a rue by adding flour and sauteing until golden brown. 
  4. Add the chicken stock and milk and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and add the corn, bacon, and dash of cream.
  5. Simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until soup thickens.  Enjoy!

What do you like to eat on a stormy day?

Happy Hump Day!
~ Julie


  1. You're making me so hungry! Good thing it's lunchtime :) J loves corn chowder but we've never made it. Thing I'm gonna have to give this recipe a try... xoxo

  2. I'm so going to play around with this recipe and see if I can make it just as yummy vegetarian!

  3. delish!!! I'm so hungry for dinner and I just had lunch! LOL

  4. You just reminded me of one of my fave recipes! It's been so blinking hot here, I plumb forgot about it! The fresh corn is totally the best part...but I haven't tried the bacon...you betcha that I'm gonna now!

  5. oh yes. love the sound of this!! we should live closer to each other and have soup and lazy hangouts!

  6. Definitely love a good chowder. Seems very East coast and festive!

  7. This looks so good! Sweet corn is cheap here in Texas and we like to stock up, so I'm totally bookmarking for later. :)

    Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

  8. I've never had corn chowder. Looks like I am missing out on some deliciousness

  9. Oh yum!! Love that you used up all those veggies to make it. I crave soup all year long, so I can't wait to try this one!


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