I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Cold outside, Warm inside

It was just a few weeks ago that we had record high temperatures in Chicago. November and 70F, thats my kind of weather. Today, things got back to normal and I am not so thrilled about it. Running errands with three kids and snow in your face is not my ideal day out. So, to make myself feel better, I came home this afternoon and made some soup. I was planning on following a recipe for Corn Chowder that I found online, but ended up making it something of my own.

Yummy Corn Soup:
2 small (cheap) onions, chopped
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 medium sweet potato, chopped
2 small white potatoes, chopped
pinch of thyme
5 c. water
1 Tbsp instant chicken soup powder
3 c. corn
salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions, carrots and pepper until soft. Add potatoes, thyme, water and soup powder and simmer until potatoes are soft. Puree soup. Add 2 c. of the corn and puree some more - leaving some of the corn. Add the rest of the corn and salt and pepper to taste.

To have with the soup, Macaroni and Cheese (see September recipes). I only had Campanelle pasta in the pantry and I will never use anything else. I also used half crushed corn flakes and dry bread crumbs, mixed with the parmesan and some extra cheddar. Amelia, Danny, and I scarfed down one of the pans, the other is in the freezer.

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