tasty tuesday - the "i'm wearing a sweater in june!" addition

Its so chilly this morning, I'm actually wearing pants, socks, and a sweater. Its a little shocking for June, but it gives me a chance to make some rich, hearty foods that I thought I wasn't going to get to make for a few months. (And its nice to have a break from all the grilling!) For dinner tonight, Cinnamon Bacon Carbonara.

But this morning I made some of this:
Hello, beautiful.

Hearty Corn Chowder

1. Cook 7 slices of chopped bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside, then drain about 1/2 the fat.

2. Chop a small onion and add to pot, cook to lightly browned, stirring to deglaze the pan. Add 3 potatoes, rinsed and chopped, as well as ~3.5 cups of milk and 1 - 1.5 cups of chicken broth.

3. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Add a sprig of rosemary, a heavy shake of pepper, a dash of salt, and one can of creamed corn, or about 5 ears worth of corn sliced off the cob. Cook about 5 minutes more until potatoes are tender.

4. Turn off heat and remove rosemary stem. Add half the bacon back to the pot (I also added about 1/2 a roasted chicken breast, sliced, which we had leftover in our fridge), and use your immersion blender to blend until smooth.

5. Add in ~ 1 cup of corn (I just gave it a quick boil in a separate to cook it through), and the rest of the bacon. And give it a stir. Taste for seasoning.


Come the end of the week, I'll be ready for light, summery fare again... but this is a nice hearty change of pace.


  1. Yumm!

    Also, I'm lusting over your dutch oven.

    1. Oh it is definitely one of my favorite Christmas presents ever!

      and get the replacement knob so that you can stick it in the oven at over 400*:


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