Old Man Winter

He’s got nothin’ on me.

Last night I made my favorite soup in the world- its a chicken and corn chowder that I have lovingly named Old Man Winter Chowder. Why? Because I’m sure it’s the best possible meal to have in the middle of winter and even the old man himself would not turn down a bowl of it to warm up.

Enjoy the recipe, I think it will be a nice pick you up with the crazy snowstorms all over the country.

Old Man Winter Chowder

  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 cups of sweet corn kernels (you can get frozen or canned, I have a bias against canned vegetables of any kind- blech.)
  • 3 cups of heavy cream
  • 6 cups chicken broth- go low sodium, it’s better for you.
  • some salt
  • some cracked pepper
  • throw in some cayenne pepper
  • garlic powder- I am strongly against measuring spices. Go on taste. It’s a thrill.
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken
  • 3 cups of shredded white cheddar

    Start out by chopping everything up: onion, potatoes and chicken. All those should be cubed up with the onions being chopped pretty fine. Preparation is the name of the game- you don’t want to chop off a finger on accident because you were rushing to get something ready to go in the soup.

    Over medium heat saute the onions until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add 2 cups of chicken broth, corn, potatoes and seasonings and stir for another 5 minutes.

     

    Add the cream and bring to a boil 5 more minutes.  Then add the remaining broth and let that boil for 20 minutes. Add the chopped chicken and half the shredded cheddar and reduce to a simmer for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle a little cayenne pepper and the remaining cheese on top of the chowder and serve with a baguette, in a bread bowl or with tortilla chips!

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    2 responses to “Old Man Winter

    1. Tiffany, this sounds delicious. I’m hungry now. Can’t wait to try the recipe!

    2. This recipe is the best–one of my husband’s favorites!

      Try it!

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