Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! {...and a recipe}


Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

I hope everyone is enjoying time with family and friends.  Our week has been busy so far, and it will be even more busy as family and friends stop by to celebrate the season.

Today I am sharing our appetizer from lunch: corn chowder.


Corn Chowder


2 T butter
1 chopped onion
1/2 cup minced celery
1 minced red bell pepper
4 cups fresh sweet corn (about 5 cobs)
1/2 t salt
1/4 t thyme
1/2 t dried basil
1 cup vegetable stock
1 cup evaporated milk or cream
freshly ground pepper to taste

1.     In a medium-sized sauce pan begin cooking the onions in the bitter over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.  After about 4 minutes, add celery, and continue cooking.  After five minutes, add peppers and corn.

2.     Add seasonings, stir well, and cover.  Reduce heat to low, and cook five minutes.

3.     Add vegetable stock.  Cover and simmer about 10 minutes.  Using a blender or food processor, puree about half the solids in some if the soup's own liquid.

4.     About ten minutes before serving, add the milk (or cream).  Do not cook, simply heat until it is the correct temperature for serving.


It looks a bit like queso dip, but it tastes nothing like it!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. This looks delicious and everything looks so beautiful Ricki! Continue to have good times.

  2. Yummy chowder (for three days from now when I am hungry again) about the cranberry mold recipe?

  3. That sounds so good! I looked at your menu...WOW! You have some of my Southern favorites! ♥ I hope you've had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend! ♥

  4. Looks wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Looks great. I take it you have the big turkey dinner at lunch time then, starting with the soup?

    Hope you had a good day.

  6. looks divine in the lovely bowls,

  7. I love the plates on the plate setting and wow, with that corn recipe! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Thanksgving. FABBY

  8. Looks so yummy and did you paint the kitchen image? OMG! You have sooOOOO much talent, friend!

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

  9. oh it looks so good!!!
    Hope you had a wonderful day with your family

  10. Looks so sumptuous Ricki, of course including the table set up. I love it!

  11. Everything on your table looks lovely. I especially like the first photo with the pineapple.

  12. That sounds delicious- thanks! :)

  13. Love your table setting as usual and the chowder looks delish! Hope you all had a wonderful holdiay!!

  14. Yum! This looks so good! Do you think it would work with frozen corn?


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