Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Friday, February 3, 2017

NANA DIANA'S CORN & POTATO CHOWDER-SO GOOD YOU'LL WANT TO CRY!


Well, it is still cold here in Wisconsin.
You've heard of Dumb & Dumber?


Well-here we have Cold and Colder.
Nothing like a good chowder
to warm your bones.

I have been making corn chowder 
for a long time.
However, each time I adjust the recipe a bit.
This is THE BEST RECIPE
that I have made up so far.
It is nice and thick and creamy
AND EASY...
Did I mention EASY?
I will give you the full recipe at the end.

Fry up 1/2 pound of bacon.
Use any old bacon cuz 
it doesn't have to look pretty...
you just want it for the taste.
Fry it till it is GOOD & CRISP.
Then drain the bacon.
 Put bacon on paper towels to drain
but save bacon grease in pan.

While the bacon get potatoes ready.
 Boil until they are almost done-
but not mushy.
While those are boiling
I microwave shredded carrots and chopped celery
and onions for about 4 minutes each.
When those are soft toss
them in the pan with the bacon grease
and saute for a couple of minutes.
Add cream of corn, onions, 
carrots & celery  to the pan 
with the bacon in it.
If you have a weak stomach look away...
SweetCheeks says it looks like someone 
"puked in the pot"
Stir in half and half and chicken broth.
Add the thyme, parsley and seasoning salt,
garlic powder (or chopped garlic) and pepper.
 Then stir in the potatoes.

I keep it warm in a crock pot until it is time to serve it.
It is SOOO good!
Recipe is at the bottom.
Oh- yeah!
You are in a for a treat.
Your hubby will lick his bowl-
just make sure he licks the 
RIGHT bowl-
NOT this one!
So-Here's the recipe:

Nana Diana's Easy Crockpot Corn & Potato Chowder

Ingredients:

1# bacon
2 large potatoes- Microwaved, baked or boiled until done
2 cans Cream of Corn
1 can Niblets Corn
2 large celery stalks- I use the leafy parts, too.-chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion (or reconstituted onion flakes)
4 to 6 cups of whole milk OR 
2 cups half & half & 32 oz chicken broth (or thin to taste)
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon thyme
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon Lawrey's seasoning salt
1 Tablespoon minced garlic (I use the one packed in oil)
                         OR- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt-or to taste
Pepper to taste
Directions:
In Saucepan: 
Fry bacon until crisp.  Remove and save drippings.
In Crockpot:
Mix together 2 cans cream of corn and 1 can niblets corn. 
Add milk (or half & half and milk or half & half & chicken broth)
Stir in Thyme, Parsley, Lawrey's salt, garlic (powder or chopped garlic) and salt and pepper.  
Stir in 3/4 pound of the chopped bacon.-reserve a couple pieces for garnish.
Meanwhile:  Bake, microwave or boil  2 large potatoes until done.  Peel skin off and cut into bite sized chunks. Sometimes I leave the skins on.
Microwave onions, celery, carrots in glass bowl 4 minutes until soft.
Then toss chopped celery and onions & carrots into the hot bacon grease for a few minutes. When onions and celery are translucent transfer then to the crockpot.
Heat through on low and serve.  Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Note:  For some reason this demands more salt than most soups.  Add salt until it tastes "right" to you.
If you want a thicker chowder take about 1/3 cup flour and mix with 1/2 cup milk until smooth.  Slowly stir into hot chowder and let cook until thickened.

Garnish top of bowl with a few bite sized pieces of bacon.
Serve with a side salad and a loaf of French bread and the meal is complete.

This is even better reheated on the 2nd day- IF there is any left that is.

And...make sure that YOUR hubby doesn't turn into one of these after eating all that soup.
Not that I know what
THAT IS ALL ABOUT!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

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53 comments:

  1. omgosh Diana-I just thought yesterday that I needed to ask you for this recipe again bc I couldn't find mine-thank you and making this weekend. Sooo good

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  2. Your post are so funny yet so interesting. Love it. This chowder looks sooo good. I have been planning on making a chicken pot pie. Never made one and always wanted to. My husband is not a fan of the creamy stuff but will eat it.
    Im saving your recipe here. Will be perfect for a cold day. If we ever get any. Ha!
    Lisa

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  3. This looks so good!!! We have a pot of chili on the stove that has been cooking and simmering all day. This is the time of year for good hot soup . . . maybe it will help chase the winter blues away:)
    Happy weekend!
    Connie :)

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  4. It looks delicious! Why can't I pin from my phone????

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  5. Oh my goodness, this corn and potato chowder looks amazing, Diana. And with bits of bacon, YUMMY! I love hot soups during these cold months, and it's raining again, so your chowder sounds so good right now.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    love, ~Sheri

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  6. Yummy!
    I plan to make Taco Soup this week. I will have to remember to post the recipe so you can try it before we start thinking Summer FOODS! Grilling out, salads, fresh garden veggies and ice cream!!

    Sending you hugs for the new week, I will be taking a blog break next week.
    Love Ya!
    Carla

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  7. LOL that Sweet Cheeks cracks me up! I bet she likes eating it, too! I'll definitely try this. Maybe it would be good eating while we watch a movie and NOT the Super Bowl because the NFL makes me mad.

    xo,
    RJ

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  8. You know that looked so wonderful - I have never ever made corn chowder in my life - now I might! Have a good weekend. sandie

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  9. A hearty soup like that is just perfect for cold weather!

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  10. Yum, yum. I could eat a bowl of this right now. (Don't look at the time!)

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  11. Wowzer, that looks delicious! Gonna make this and be sure to serve in the right bowl :)

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  12. Love me some corn chowder! I have an old recipe somewhere that I haven't made in years. Your recipe sounds deLISH!

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  13. Nothing like warm soup on a cold day! This looks delicious.

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  14. Good Morning! Sounds/looks delish and our weather is cooler today - just right for soup!

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  15. I love potato soup but it usually doesn't like me since I can't digest dairy products. This sounds good though. It sounds very Pennsylvania Dutch.

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  16. That looks good Diana, I love my soup thick and creamy! Thanks for the recipe!
    It's cold here this morning too...33 degees but this is Georgia, next week it will be back up and warm again!

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  17. Hello Sweet D! I have been laying low for a year. I had some issues with Google and switched to Wordpress. My other blog was built over 5+ years. I had hoped to transfer everything over to the new . . . but gave up. I finally got my WP "reader" up and running this past week. I have missed my morning doses of "Kosmo" comedy! It's good to get back into the groove.
    My best to you and your loves!
    w/L

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  18. Mmmm....it looks delicious and perfect for our Wisconsin cold snap! Sweet Cheeks cracks me up. I have a recipe for a salsa dip that our family has dubbed "Barf Dip," so I completely understand, lol. Happy day to you my friend! Jane

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  19. I KNOW how good this is! I've made it and it's delicious! Perfect for the weekend! Your banner looks even more beautiful and your signature is very purty! Hugs!

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  20. Diana, I have made this before and told my daughter Liz about it . She looked up your blog and made some also. Her husband loved it . It's cold here and a wonderful time for soups. Blessings to all of you.Hug the children for me. xoxo, Susie

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  21. This looks so good! I love a good corn chowder in the winter even if I do live in the South. I'll make a pot of this and share with my Mom and my daughter's family! Hugs!

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  22. It's cold here, too and I reading this in bed. I am too chilly to get out from the under the covers, but that looks so good (and warm), I could eat it for breakfast. When I warm up, maybe! ;) Happy weekend!

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  23. Yummy yum yum! This is my favorite soup and I've had some very similar to your. I'm sure yours is better. I will copy this and make some. It just makes me happy to see this yumminess! Thanks for popping in to see me and your sweet words.
    Shelia :)

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  24. Lovely soup recipe Diana. On cold dready days, I crave a good heart soup. Have a great weekend. Xo

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  25. Would certainly enjoy a big serving of your soup. I do very little cooking anymore. Soup is a great winter treat.

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  26. Diana your chowder would be delicious on the cold day we are having! My hubby would love this! Have a great weekend! xo ♥

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  27. That recipe looks and sounds awesome...the Pres would love that! Thank YOU for sharing!...:)JP

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  28. Looks delicious! Cold and blustery here today.
    Brenda

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  29. Corn chowder is such a delicious soup. Your recipe sounds great! Stay warm!

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  30. Thanks for the yummy recipe! I could just cry! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  31. Looks good. I'm about to have a bowl of homemade soup right now. Enjoy the evening. xo

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  32. Ok yummy and I love that it can cook in the crock pot. Going to make this tomorrow my friend. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  33. Yummy! That sounds just scrumptious.

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  34. Ah, SweetCheeks! Kids always know just the thing to say, don't they! The chowder looks really tasty, Diana, and yes, we're still going to be needing chowder for quite a while, it seems. I think next Friday's high is supposed to be 10 measly degrees. Your chowder sounds like just the thing to make (and then try to limit myself to one bowl - that's the hard part.) xo

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  35. My Mom made a delicious corn chowder very similar to this and I never got her recipe so thank you so much for sharing this, Diana! Sounds perfect on a cold February night. We are expecting snow tomorrow and this will be perfect. Love your blog banner - so cute! Keep warm. xo Karen

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  36. I made a potato-corn chowder this week also and it is oh so good and comforting, even though it is warm down here in s.e. FL.

    Have a lovely Sunday and a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  37. Going to be my first cooking when i am up and about.

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  38. We love soups year'round...and this one sounds delicious..pinned so I won't forget about it.
    yummy

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  39. Things like that are always better the next day ..Looks and sounds yummy..Thanks for the recipe..I think I'll pass on the crying ;)
    Hope you are having a good Sunday..

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  40. Bacon, corn and cream all join together in glorious harmony! Love your take on this classic recipe. I have not cooked the veggies in the microwave, only in a pot first, but I like this idea, it speeds up that step. It surely looks bowl-licking worthy... and you have such a wacky sense of humor to include a different kind of bowl, lol! Hugs to you today dear friend :)

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  41. Oh YUM!!! Your recipes have never failed me, so I think I need to try this one too. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. That is some delicious lookin chowder! I love meals that you can make a pot and go back for seconds and thirds and so on... :)

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  43. YUM YUM and YUM! Cold here too...gotta make this! thanks for the recipe!

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  44. Oh I love me some corn chowder . I make corn and chicken chowder that my dear motherinlove taught me to make years ago . Ooh I need to add potatoes now . Yum . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  45. Looks wonderful Diana...I love chowders of all kinds! Thanks for the recipe!

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  46. It looks delicious and I read the other day that we might be running into a bacon shortage soon so I should put this on the bucket list quickly! :)

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  47. Diana

    You know I love a finger licking soup! Can't wait to try the recipe!

    Stay warm and beautiful!

    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

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  48. Diana, I am way behind on my reading... but guess what, I made a huge pot of corn chowder on Sunday, we are almost finished with it... I make mine almost the same as you do... it is one my Valentina's favorite meals that I cook for her. I like cooking it for cold days too... we are getting many of those right now too xox

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  49. Yum ... Sounds so good. I am going to try this.
    Audrey Z.

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  50. Thank you for the recipe! Looks so delicious!

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