When the cold weather comes (like it did in a hurry this last week) soup is often found on our menu. Yesterday morning we woke up to a thick layer of frost. A friend gifted us with some fresh corn from their garden. I had been eyeing this corn chowder for awhile. Perfect opportunity to make it!
adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/corn-and-cheese-chowder-recipe.html
5 ears corn, kernels removed
1 large onion, diced
3 cans diced green chilies
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 1/2 cups half and half
3 cups chicken broth
8oz low sodium bacon, chopped up
Cook bacon until crisp tender. Remove from grease to a paper towel lined plate. In the same pot saute onion and chilies in bacon grease and butter. Stir in corn. Add cornstarch, broth and half and half (mix to meld the cornstarch in). Cook until slightly thickened. Add bacon back. Stir. Serve in bowls. Sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.