Recipe: Corn Chowder in a Crock Pot

Personally, I don’t mind winter.  But, I am pretty much sick of it by the time March rolls around.  It is still January, so I know that according to nature – it is suppose to be cold.  I can handle the cold when it is suppose to be cold. Conversely, my husband feels like a trapped animal and paces back and forth in front of the windows.  Looking outside, sighing and pouting.  He loves to fish and when it is cold, he can’t fish.  Well – not comfortably and as often as he’d like to fish.  So, I try to find other things to do and make meals he finds comforting during the cold winter months.  Today we’ll probably take a drive and check out a state park or something.  I’m cooking a chicken to make King Ranch Chicken for tonight’s dinner. Kids are coming over so maybe that will help him get over his mid-winter funkiness. He needs a hobby……….other than fishing.

I found this recipe in the big list of crock pot recipes and it is one of fishing crazed hubster’s favorite soups. Corn Chowder! And, it is budget friendly too. I’ll be making this later in the week. Hope y’all are staying warm out there and if you live some place where it is above 60 degrees, will you adopt a 51 year old kid until March? No? oh well.

Crock Pot Corn Chowder

6 slices bacon
2 pkgs. frozen corn (10 oz. each)
1 can cream style corn (16 oz.)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 c. water
½ c. onion, chopped
2 c. potatoes, diced
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 can chicken broth (16 oz.)
1 c. milk
¼ c. butter

In skillet, fry bacon until crisp, remove and reserve. Add onion and potatoes to bacon drippings, saute for 5 minutes. Combine everything in crock pot except butter and milk. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Pour ½ of the mixture into blender and puree until almost smooth. Return to crock pot with milk and butter. Cover and cook on high one hour more. 6 to 8 servings.

Y’all Enjoy! 🙂

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