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Diane’s Delicious Corn Chowder

Hello! I’d like to apologize to the massive delay of posting for the past…errmmm couple of weeks. Unfortunately there were exams, papers, packing, moving and other life involving things that we had to worry about. Needless to say, we missed blogging A LOT! So I’m so glad to be back in action. I just got back from spending Christmas at Whitney’s house and let me just say, it was WONDERFUL! I had the best time celebrating, chowing down and just hangin with the Edwards clan. They are awesome. While we were there, Diane (whitney’s mom), made some delicious corn chowder so I thought I’d share it all with you because it was so yummy.

Now for those of you New England readers, you might be a little confused as this is just a bit different than our typical “Clam Chowdah”- I don’t really like clam chowder. The idea of it is great- a creamy and starchy soup that is filling and delightful. However, the clams are always too chewy and I have to avoid them at all cost. Corn chowder is definitely my favorite of the two. You lose the fishy taste and the gummy clams and still have a sweet and creamy bowlful of goodness.

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Diane’s Delicious Corn Chowder

1 package of corn chowder mix- we used Illinois Prairie Corn Chowder mix. It’s made by Frontier soup. This mix contains air freeze dried corn, rice, onions, celery, carrots, red bell peppers, chives and herbs

2-3 white potatoes

8 cups chicken broth

2 cups heavy cream

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced

To prepare, peel and dice potatoes and put them in a 4 quart pot. Add the chicken broth and then bring to a boil. Add the soup mix, simmer and cover for about 45 minutes. Add cream and chicken and simmer on low for another 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaf.

To serve, spoon out a generous helping into a bowl and top with some cheddar cheese and parsley.

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Now before you go and poo poo using soup mix, I just want to say that…you shouldn’t! The only thing this mix does is make things easier. It is still fresh, delicious and low in sodium. The mix also doesn’t have any MSG or preservatives. So basically, it’s just corn and herbs in a bag that will save you tons of time.

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So my friends, there you have it. This corn chowder is the perfect mix of sweet corn, delicate herbs and starchy potatoes. I really like it with the chicken added. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken that you might have laying around. I suppose if you wanted to you could also add some clams or even crab meat. But as I said before, I definitely prefer using chix!

Well guys I’m SO HAPPY to be back blogging and I will be sure to do as many posts as I can while I’m home and free. Soon I will be in Tel Aviv and will be blogging all about Israel!! YAY. So exciting!

Bon eating,

Ariel

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