Everyday Mom's Meals: More of Indiana's Finest

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

More of Indiana's Finest

As the saying goes, "There's more than corn in Indiana"...and that's true...but there is also corn, a lot of corn. For those of you who have never visited our Hoosier state, we love our corn, and we know our corn! Did you know Orville Redenbacher was born in Brazil, Indiana? Where to this day, they still hold a Popcorn Festival! And that is just one of the many corn celebrations we have across this state each year. 

Field after field corn grows from one end of Indiana to the other, and for most of us, it's one of our favorite things to eat too! There is nothing better than fresh picked sweet corn, with some butter and salt. Mmmm....my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Truly one of the things I look forward to summer the most is stopping at a roadside stand where the corn is about as fresh as you can get it. But during the winter months, I find myself looking for recipes that use canned or frozen corn so I'm able to get our corn fix. And when you take that and combine it with another favorite, my Crock Pot, it's like a 2 for 1 special! 

This soup is so simple, and oh so comforting on a cold day. Yes, I realize today is the official First Day of Spring, but let's face it, there are still some chilly days ahead of us, especially for those of you living in areas even colder than Indiana! Creamy and flavorful, your family will enjoy this oh so much. 

So, while there is more than corn in Indiana, I'm incredibly happy there is plenty of it too! 

Corn and Cheese Chowder From Fix It and Forget It
1/2 c. chopped onions
1 1/2 c. chopped celery
1 1/2 c. chopped carrots
3/4 c. water
1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained
1 (15 oz.) can creamed corn
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for garnish
3 c. milk
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place onions, carrots, celery, water, salt and pepper in Crock Pot. Cook on HIGH for 4-6 hours. Add both cans of corn, milk and cheese. Cook on HIGH 1 additional hour. Turn down to LOW until ready to serve. Garnish with extra cheese if desired.

Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Mar. 20, 2013
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Mar. 21, 2013
Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 22, 2013


Miz Helen said...

We just love a great Corn Chowder and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Rebekah said...

Yumm!! I love corn chowder - and this looks amazing, and bonus points for being done in the crock pot! :D

Mitzi said...

Does this chowder freeze well?

Krista said...

Hi Mitzi,

Sorry I'm just seeing your question today. I've never tried to freeze it, but I don't see why it wouldn't!! Good Luck!