Everyday Mom's Meals: Hoosiers Love Corn

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hoosiers Love Corn

"There's more than corn in Indiana." Yeah, yeah, I know there is, but his Hoosier girl loves her corn! And of course my favorite time of the year to enjoy it is fresh from the ground, from a local farmer during the warm summer months. So in winter I try to find as many ways as I can to enjoy it other ways using the frozen and/or canned varieties, which I think sometimes get a bad rap. Now I admit I enjoy frozen corn more than canned, unless it's the creamed style. But even then I don't just "heat and eat" out of the can. I add a little butter, salt and pepper and try to get as much flavor as possible. So while thumbing through as old issue of Quick Cooking, when I spotted a recipe that not only used my favorite yellow ingredient, but also another of my winter loves, the Crock- Pot, I was beyond thrilled! This soup highlights not only the flavor of the corn, but gives such a creamy, yet chunky texture it's sure to please on any cold winter's night. So until I can eat it off the cob, lathered in buttered and salt, this will be a great substitute. Yes, I know there is more than corn in Indiana, but I'm so thankful there is so much of it too!

Crock Pot Corn Chowder from Quick Cooking July/August 02

1 can creamed style corn
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. diced ham
1 3/4 c. frozen corn
1 c. frozen shredded hashbrown potatoes
1 large onion, chopped
2 1/4 c. milk
2 TBS butter
2 tsp dried parsley, extra for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in Crock- Pot. Cook on low for 6 hours. (My crock pot doesn't heat fast enough, so I cooked mine on high for 1 hour and then lowered the temp.) Garnish servings w/ extra parsley.
*NOTE* This is a great make ahead. Mix all the ingredients the night before and refrigerate. In the morning, place in Crock Pot before you leave.

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Amy @ Pounds4Pennies said...

This looks delicious and easy. One thing I do is get my crock pot out and turn it on high. Then I get the rest of my ingredients together and start throwing them in. The crock pot doesn't have to take the extra time to heat up the pot is already warm.

Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this one.

Krista said...

I do the same thing! I think of it as "pre-heating". LOL But since my Crock-Pot is as old as I am, I should feel lucky it even heats at all! LOL

Lillian Child said...

I've pinned this recipe. LOVE chowders and throw in the ease of using a crockpot - color me there!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

What a great idea for an easy crock pot dish! Love corn as well, and potato soup is always terrific!
Thanks for sharing eRecipeCards.com

Michelle said...

Krista - speaking of heating your slow cooker, one thing I do is run hot tap water and fill it up to heat the crock part as I am assembling ingredients. It may not make a difference, but I kind of think it does....


Heather McMullin said...

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Three Birds Inspired said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

Unknown said...

Definitely brought me to the indiana beach commerical:) Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck!

MrsJenB said...

Oooh I love it! I wonder if I could convince my husband to cook this for me one day next week while I'm at work...hmmm... ;)

Thanks for sharing!