Today I was CRAVING potato and corn chowder. Caps important there. Craving so much I had to make it right away. Pulled out my trusty recipe that I've had for about 15 years, if not more. Have not made in a long time. Could be why I was craving it? Not sure. Went to my grocery to pick up the ingredients that I didn't very disappointed I couldn't find organic creamed corn. Reading the ingredients on the store brand...I put it back on the shelf. And walked away. No chowder for me, I guess. Go almost to the register...and went back to the aisle and picked up the store brand, rationalizing that they claim all of their store-brand items are non-gmo. Wasn't born yesterday, so of course I don't believe it.
On a normal day, I'd hit one of the other two groceries in town, in hopes of finding an organic creamed corn. Or I'd trek 20 minutes to a store that would most likely have it. But today it's very very cold (under 20 degrees F) and it's snowing, with an icy mix. Wasn't traveling too far to satisfy my craving.
While my chowder is a-cookin, I thought I'd ask you all about it. Anyone found an acceptable, clean, creamed corn? Going to do some recipe searching tonight. Put it on my list to search for when I shop.
But tonight, I had to do it. So this week I might be 85% clean instead of 90%. But still pretty darn good. Rest of the ingredients in the soup are organic. Yes, I use dairy milk which to a lot of people is not "clean." But it's organic...which is clean to me. The recipe came from a published cook book, and I do not have permission to copy it here. But pretty easy to make if you know how to cook. Onions, garlic, sauteed in butter. Add potatoes, spices (marjoram, pepper, dash nutmeg, bay leaf,) broth, and a diced pepper if you wish, Boil, simmer about 20 minutes. Add can of creamed corn, regular corn, and evaporated milk. Boil, simmer for a few more minutes. Remove bay leaves, sprinkle with paprika. Delish!
Next time I'll try to convince my cravings to let me plan in advance. :D