I had 4 ears of corn leftover from our Saturday bbq, and was about to throw them out when Tony suggested I make a corn chowder. I cut off all the ears of corn – since they were cooked on the grill I thought it would lend a nice smokey flavor to the chowder.
Except I am an idiot. We had two flies in our house that were driving me insane, and in an attempt to kill one, I sprayed Windex in the air, only to miss the fly and spray my corn. Luckily I had 4 more ears of corn in the fridge, so I just microwaved them and used those.
Corn & Bacon Chowder Recipe (printer friendly version here)
Makes 4 servings (1 cup serving: 179 calories, 5.3 fat, 25.5 carbs, 3.0 fiber and 9.7 protein)
A great way to use up leftover corn on the cob.
|1||ounce bacon (two slices)|
|1||cup corn (about 4 ears of corn)|
|1||cup red potatoes|
|1/2||teaspoon dried thyme|
|1/8||teaspoon ground pepper|
|2||cups chicken broth|
|1/2||cup 2% milk|
|1||teaspoon lemon juice|
|2||tablespoons chopped jalapeno (1/2 small jalapeno)|
|1||pinch cayenne pepper|
- Cut corn off of cob – 4 large ears = 1 cup corn kernals.
- Cook bacon in dutch oven – 1 oz. = 2 strips of bacon.
- Remove after cooked, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, salt and pepper to the pot and stir to combine. Sprinkle flour over garlic mixture and stir to coat. Add broth and milk and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly.
- Add corn and potatoes, increase heat to medium high and simmer until potatoes are cooked through – about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Using a stick blender, puree soup. Serve with 1/2 piece of cooked bacon and fresh thyme.
My brother Charlie left to go home today. We met him and his family at Stir Crazy at Woodfield. The mall closed at 6:00 because of the 4th – the restaurant was practically empty!
I updated our 101 Days of Summer page – week 5 already! There are quite a few I need to track down since I haven’t heard from them in a while! And if I missed your week 5 update – please let me know!
Shelley ran the farthest she’s ever run – FIVE MILES!
Alright, I am off to meal plan and grocery shop – I wish every weekend could be a four day weekend!