When I go home to Ohio there are a few things I look forward to this time of year. Fires in the fireplace (Texas doesn’t seem to have ANY fireplaces), sweater weather, and winter foods. Corn Chowder is one of my favorite things to eat when I’m home so I talked my mom into making some and sharing it on the blog! B also helped out by modeling in the first picture! Aren’t they great? (And B.’s flannel is perfect for cold winter days, right?!)
My mom originally found this recipe on allrecipes.com and tweaked it a bit:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 T all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup onions
- 1 (15.25 ounce) whole can kernel corn OR 1 1/4 cup frozen corn
- 1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
Melt the butter, add onions and sauté for 3 minutes. Add flour and stir, then salt, pepper, and mix thoroughly. Add milk and stir, and cook until thick. Add cans of corn, peppers. Let simmer on low for at least an hour. Add Monterey Jack cheese at the end for flavor – stir in and then serve.
Simple, right? Try it out and let me know how it goes!
Recipe has been updated as of 8:45 AM 12/18/14