Sunday, September 30, 2007

sunday night...

i've made this recipe so many times and adjusted it, i feel it's ok to call it my own:
kelly's corn chowder
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 small onion, diced
3/4 cups baby carrots, sliced
2-3 celery stalks, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 medium red potatoes (give or take), diced
3 cups white corn kernels, fresh or frozen (the safeway brand is the best)
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups mixture of milk and half-and-half --the ratio depends on how healthy i want to be and if there will be enough half-and-half left for my coffee in the morning.
Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions:
Remove puppy from your feet and leave on the couch, sleeping after an hour of manic hyperactivity.

Melt 1 stick of butter in a smal saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and saute for 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir to make a roux. Cook until the roux is lightly browned, 3 or 4 mintues; set aside to cool to room temperature.
Check on puppy--he might have woken up and he doesn't seem to understand the concept of heights--find him moved up to your spot on the couch:
Meanwhile, combine the potatoes and chicken stock in a large stockpot, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, add the corn and simmer for 10 more. Spoon the roux into the boiling stock, whisking briskly so it doesn't lump. Bringto a boil. The mixture should become very thick.
check on puppy again-- he may be chewing on anything from a power cord to the iron leg of a table--find that he has walked across the couch to jake's spot:

In a pyrex measuring cup microwave the half-and-half/milk mixture for two minutes; stir it into the thick corn mixture. Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper, to taste.
try to enjoy the chowder with puppy now completely awake and rarin' to go:

2 comments:

J. Elle said...

I love the photo of Brophy in Jake's spot on the couch. He looks like the cutest wind-up toy. In the last picture, he looks like he's about to go to the bathroom. Does he snort? In my mind, I can hear him snorting.

kgn said...

i know, his little face is SO cute, it's just hard to capture on camera--he's always moving or asleep.
that last pic does resemble that "squat" but he's really mid-jump.
he snorts when he's excitedly chewing on his toys, and he snuffles other times. it's very cute.