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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Souper Day

The theme to my day yesterday seemed to be soup. With the cool days coming on I was hungry for a nice warm bowl of soup so I made Corn Chowder. It is one of my favorite soups. There is nothing like a steaming bowl set in front of you. This recipe is easy.

Corn Chowder

4 slices bacon cooked and cut into small pieces ( I use precooked bacon...so easy)

1/2 c. chopped onion (for some reason I love to chop onions)

3 stalks of celery diced

6 small potatoes cut in half inch cubes

2 c. corn ( I only put in one can. It was plenty)

1/4 t thyme

4 c. chicken broth

1/4 c flour (I didn't use this, I probably should have as my juoice was a little runny. STill good though.

2 c half and half (I just used milk)

1/2 t salt and 1/2 t. pepper

cook bacon, remove with slotted spoon, return later. Cook onions, clelery, potatoes and corn till soft. ADd thyme. Beat in broth and four. Boil, reduce heat to medium and cook fifteen minutes. STir in milk and salt and pepper. SErve with chives , vaon and cheddar cheese.

I sauted the veggies and then put them in the microwarve tiill tender.


AFter that declicious lunch it was time for my Literary Club meeting. Our program was Dr. Holly Spittler from the Universitiy of PIttsburgh at Bradford who told us about their annual Empty Bowls dinner. This will be the eleventh year that they have raise money for our local soup kitchen. The students at the university paint ceramic bowls, the local American Association of Uiversitiy Women make sets of napkins, and the students and faculty make woven baskets. For only a ten doallar ticket you are able to choose among the items and then sample the many (as many as twenty five) varieties of soups. The third graders at our local elementary schools created placemats for the event. There are also homemade breads and cookies. It is a wonderful fund raiser and I plan to attent this Mach during Women's History Month.

Followng the meeting there was a lovely array of cookies and brownies to go along with our coffee and tea. It was a delightful day.



  1. Wonderful fund raising idea...

    Pumpkin hugs,

  2. There's no time like the onset of colder days to make you long for soup! I'm going to try your corn chowder recipe, Peggy! When my homemade beans' mixture is a little thin, I mash some of the beans to thicken the liquid. Mashing some cubes of potato might thicken the soup's broth in the same way.

    Getting the Empty Bowls Dinner up and running certainly involves a lot of groups in Bradford! It sounds like a wonderful fund raiser to participate in. I'm glad that you had a delightful day!

  3. YUM!
    i too love corn chowder. only thing i leave out is the bacon... not eating pork. even with that... it's always delicious. and so warming!
    what a neat and fun way to raise funds!


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