Friday, October 12, 2007

You've got to try this chowder!

This recipe was on last week's e-mealz menu. It was soooo good! The girls want it every night!

1 pkg fresh Italian sausage (we bought the links, but I think breakfast sausage could be sub.)
1/4 c chopped onions (we omitted these, adding onions is a sure fire way to get my girls NOT to try a recipe!)
3 lg potatoes, peeled/cubed (we left the peel on)
2t salt, 1/2 t pepper
1 t dried basil (I used oregeno, I was out of dried basil)
1 can cream style corn
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
12 oz evaporated milk

Brown sauage (per instructions on package), drain any fat, cut sausage into bite sized pieces. Put sausage pieces in a soup kettle (I used a large pot with a lid).
Saute' onions in 2 T fat
Add pototoes, salt, pepper, basil and 2 cups water to soup kettle.
Cover & simmer for 15 min or until potatoes are soft. Stir in corn & evaporated milk. Heat thoroughly.

This would be good with a nice crusty roll. We loved this soup and it's the perfect time of year for it!


Joey said...

Wendy, I'll try this, sounds good.

Heres one I made last night. Don't know how the girls will like it but I sure do.

Creamy Tomato Basil soup
1 lb fresh tomatos - chopped into 1/2 inch chunks or smaller.
1 C water + 2 more cups
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t garlic powder
1 can Tomato Paste
1 chicken or vegetable buillion cube
1/3 C chopped fresh basil
1 12 oz can evaporated milk

Chop tomatos, add spices and 1 C water. Cook over low heat until completely cooked. 1/2 hour or longer as desired. Let cool and pour through strainer pushing as much pulp as possible through, discard peels and seeds that are almost dry.
Add all remaining ingredients except milk, simmer slowly until basil is thoroughly cooked. Add more water if you want. (I cook mine slowly for an hour or so but need not be that long)
Pour in milk and serve hot.
Increase spices as desired.

Wendy said...

Hmmm, that sounds good! The girls do like tomato soup a lot, but they don't like pulp/chunks of tomato much-could I make it smooth in the blender?

Hope is picky about herbs-she decided she didn't like them the other night and the said, "What is an herb?". Ash said, "You know, like broccoli is an herb."