Thursday, October 8, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers: Cheddar Corn Chowder


This recipe Cheddar Corn Chowder was chosen by Jill. When I first saw what this months recipes were, my first thought was ugh. See, I had just made a large pot of soup. By large pot, I mean 12 quarts. And I had just eaten 2 bowls and was starting to get sick of it.

So I decided to quarter the recipe. I figured that'd give me probably 2 servings. Well, it gave me significantly more than 2 servings. But that's OK because this soup is really good. I used whole milk instead of half and half (although I used more than called for, I just took the bottle and poured) but it still is so creamy and has a really nice mouthfeel.

I ate a small bowl (about a cup worth) and it was so rich tasting that I was actually pretty much full at that point. Even though I had made a grilled cheese sandwich and some roasted veggies to go with it, I had most of it left because the soup is so rich. Although if you look at the ingredients, it's not all cream. I guess the bacon fat gives it all that richness. I only used 2 strips of bacon that I had in the freezer. Which is no where near the 2 oz the recipe called for. I even left out (aka forgot) the butter. I can't imagine how rich this would be if I had all the fat that was supposed to be in it.

Thanks Jill, this was an awesome choice! This one is definitely getting saved.

11 comments:

Yudith said...

To my surprise, I also enjoyed this recipe. Glad you enjoyed it as well!

Kate said...

I have not uploaded mine, thanks for assuring me it is good. I will try and make it tonight.

Future Grown-Up said...

I'm interested in trying this again after reading your blog...I'd thought mine was a little too something(but delicious) so next time I think I'd cut back a few things like you.

Future Grown-Up said...

Sorry...forgot to say...yours looks yummy too.

Amanda said...

mm... I wanted this soup when I first saw the title, but I'm too lazy to build a soup tonight. It sounds richy rich though! :)

Coco said...

Thank you for the comment! I am definitely going to take your advice and cut the recipe next time...either that or fill my freezer:)

vickie45 said...

Hi Eva, it was alot of soup, but I got lucky, my husband loves soup, I froze most of it in single portions for him. He'll take your leftovers if you don't want them.

Suzie said...

You're making me think I should have put some cream or milk in mine. This was very delicious wasn't it?

Shelly W said...

Looks delicious, Eva! You were smart to cut the recipe down. I made the mistake of making the whole recipe. Jeez it made a ton!

Leslie said...

We're twins! I quartered mine, and made grilled cheese to go with it and also thought it was WAAAY more than 2 servings. Ina's servings are so much bigger than mine. I'm so glad you made this even though you were souped out and enjoyed it, too!

heather @ what's blooming this week said...

Thanks for your comment on my little blog.You must have used chicken stock - your's looks so much richer than mine. I guess I'll use chicken stock next time - lol.