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Pull Up to the Table!

12 Feb

While the wind howls and the hearthfire burns, The Quid Pro Quills are always thinking of ways to build you up in your faith, family, and frame. Today we’re featuring another recipe that will drive away the cold! Toast your crusty bread or panini, grab a spoon, and pull up to the table!

Corn Chowder:
corn chowderIngredients:
1 T. butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 strips of raw bacon
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 cups whole kernel corn, drained
1 bay leaf
32 oz. chicken broth
2 C heavy cream
2 red-skinned potatoes, diced
1/4 red bell pepper, chopped
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the bacon strip and fry until half-cooked. Add the onion and garlic. Sauté together until the onion is soft. Add carrot and celery and cook 5 more minutes.

Add the chicken broth, cream, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a bare simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 30 minutes. **Make sure the heat is as low as can be and still maintain a gentle simmer (on my stove I used the “warm” setting) to prevent scalding the cream.

Discard the bay leaf (and the bacon strip if you must). Raise the heat to medium-low, add the potatoes, red pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, fresh ground pepper to taste, and bring to a simmer. Reduce your heat to maintain a simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are almost fork tender. Add the corn kernels and the thyme. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!
 
9 Comments

Posted by on February 12, 2016 in Jericha Kingston, Recipe, Uncategorized

 

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9 responses to “Pull Up to the Table!

  1. Linda W. Yezak

    February 12, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Oh, yum! I am a *huge* fan of all things “chowder.” This one sounds great!

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    • jerichakingston

      February 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Oh, and it tastes great, too, Linda! That’s my very own photo…of a half-eaten bowl of corn chowder. It was definitely picture-worthy!

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  2. Robin Patchen

    February 12, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

     
    • jerichakingston

      February 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      You said it, Robin!

      Like

       
    • jerichakingston

      February 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      You said, it, Robin!

      Like

       
  3. Donna Chlimon

    February 12, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Mmmmm!!!

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    • jerichakingston

      February 17, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      My thoughts exactly, Donna!

      Liked by 1 person

       
  4. kararhunt

    February 16, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Perfect for this time of year!👍

    Liked by 1 person

     
    • jerichakingston

      February 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Right you are, Kara!

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