We <3 soup! Fall is the BEST time of year because it allows us to SOUP it up! Just last night (as I made corn chowder) the kids and I were fantasizing about all the soups we can make in the coming weeks: cheesy vegetable, white chili, beer cheese, french onion... Mmmmmmmmmmm! Can't wait! But for last night, on the menu was: Corn Chowder.
I am NOT lying to you. This version of corn chowder we ate last night was LITERALLY the best thing I have EVER put in my mouth! Holy Cow! It was GOOD! I used this recipe, but as always I tweaked....
***To begin with I doubled it because I wanted to have leftovers for lunch today :)
***Also I just eyeballed the butter and EVOO.
***left out the thyme because I didn't have any
***used vegetable bouillon cubes because I didn't have canned vegetable stock
***half a bag of frozen corn (SERIOUSLY? who has time to saw the kernels off cobs of corn? GET REAL!)
***left out the parsley again didn't have it
I think the reason this soup tasted so good was because it was a heart attack in a bowl.... the butter and cream made it SOOOOOO rich and yummy! I think the biggest thing though was: I FINALLY found HEAVY whipping cream.... typically I have a hard time with this. The store seems to carry half n half and whipping cream, but this was the first time I actually found HEAVY cream. I believe that was the golden ticket.
Changes I'll make next time I make this : (I know... I know... if it's not broke don't fix it, BUT I would have done just a couple of things a little better)
***triple the amount of potatoes in the chowder.... It was not chunky enough
***double the amount of corn in the chowder
So give it a try and let me know...