I've either been working like a dog or sick for the last several days, and it feels like I haven't blogged in forever! At long last I've had a couple of days off in a row, so yesterday I decided to make myself some soup. I needed a hot steamy bowl of comfort to ease my achy bones.
I know dairy isn't good for colds and I should have gone with straight up chicken soup, but I had a couple of potatoes and some really beautiful peppered bacon and couldn't resist doing a little potato corn chowder. Unfortunately I didn't really write down a recipe while I was making it, I just threw a bunch of things together. I'll try to recreate the recipe here, but I would say just go with whatever sounds good to you and what works.
For me it worked out really well. The salty bacon and creamy potatoes instantly made me feel better (if not in my body at least in my mind and spirit!)
Potato Corn Chowder
2 potatoes, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
about 1 cup corn
about 4 cups chicken stock
about 1/2 cup cream
salt/pepper/garlic/tarragon to taste
Crumbly bacon and chives to top
Sweat the onion, carrot, and celery (don't let it get brown). Add potatoes, stock, and seasonings and cook until potatoes are almost tender. Add corn and cook until it comes to temperature. Add cream and turn off heat. Serve with bacon and chives on top.