Monday, January 26, 2009

Midwest Chowder - A Real Man's Soup!



The big red cups are out again. Yup, another soup night but when it is cold you can't have too much soup. The recipe is Midwest Chowder.
Did I tell you that much of my life I spent in the Midwest? I was born in
Minnesota where my father worked and because we followed his paycheck we spent time in Omaha and Kansas City as well as Minnesota. When the wind comes whipping across the plains you do need a good soup recipe and this one was published years ago in "Country Woman Magazine".

MIDWEST CHOWDER - Serves 8

2 cups diced potatoes
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup diced onions
1 tsp. salt
2 cups boiling water
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
Black pepper to taste
2 cups milk
10 ounces cheddar cheese
2 cups corn

Cook potatoes, carrots, celery and onions in boiling water for 10 minutes. While vegetables cook, melt butter, stir in flour and pepper and cook for one minute. Gradually stir in milk; cook, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in corn. Heat through but do not boil. Add vegetables and liquid.

Although my dad likes this soup he loves this soup after he splashes in some Louisiana Hot Sauce. He loves everything just a wee bit hot. Good you're a wee bit "hot" mom!

7 comments:

Robin Sue said...

It is 0630 and I could go for some of this right now! Nice lookin' folks you got there!

Rachael said...

Soup sounds yummy! I know my husband would eat it with hot sauce too:-)

You parents are really cute!!!

Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I read your French Dip recipe on Sandy's blog, and will be trying it this week. Looks easy and good!

deb meyers

noble pig said...

Okay your parents are adorable! I can see them sipping this soup and loving it along with you and your family! Nice one.

EAT! said...

What a perfect soup for a cold day. We are expected to get 6 inches of snow tomorrow - it looks like I'll be making some Midwest Chowder. btw I grew up in the Midwest too!!

Sabrina said...

Oh goodness that looks good. I will put this on the 'to make' list. You have awesome parents

Karen said...

Nice picture of your mom and dad. I love the addition of cheese in this soup!