Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Husband in the kitchen....



Happy Wednesday to you!  How is your week thus far?

We sometimes watch Martha Stewart on PBS on Sunday afternoon.  This past Sunday, she demonstrated a couple of things that caught The Husband's attention - corn stock and corn chowder. Since we had some corn that had been bought at the Farmer's Market, it seemed as though these two projects were just good sense.:-)


Here is the corn stock simmering away.  At this point, the ears of corn had been shucked, and the corn  cut off of the cobs.  Some of our homegrown onion was quartered, and water added just about to cover.  

Now, who would think this would create such an appetizing aroma?!?  It was amazing!

Using this stock, we proceeded to make Corn Potato Chowder.   Martha strained all hers to get out the solids.  We simply lifted them out.:-)  Then, the corn that had been cut off the cobs was added to the pot with the stock.  After that cooked about 15 minutes - or until the corn was tender - potatoes were added, along with a little more liquid - but not much!  

Within about 10-15 minutes, everything was ready!  Oh!  I forgot to make any mention of salt, pepper, or thyme!  We added all of those to the chowder to taste.  At the last minute, we added about 1/2 cup of half and half.

Here is the chowder, already served in the bowl for lunch.


This is my serving.  I added diced turkey bacon to mine, along with a garnish of snipped chives.  This was a great meal!  High fives to The Husband!:-)  This has become a new favorite!

China - Strawberries and Cream by Villeroy and Boch, now discontinued.  

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.

19 comments:

Glenda said...

I am drooling here! As several of your followers have stated earlier in the week, The Husband is a keeper! I think I could make a full meal of this dish, just as you did! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Sister!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i have always made stock from my cobs. you can also make corn syrup using them too.

~ Nee ~ said...

Good morning Nellie , Not only is this dish healthy and fast all the ingredients ar so very tasty ... this I will make this weekend for lunch ... thanks for sharing. Tell Husband job well done ;-D

La Table De Nana said...

Husband AGAIN?:)

I really like the idea of the stock first!

Susie said...

Nellie, That looks like a tasty summer dish. I think it sure seems an easy recipe. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Mariodacatsmom said...

As I started reading this, I thought hmmm, don't think I'd like it. But the finished product sure does look appetizing. Good job Husband! ha ha - I have one who likes to cook too and he is, or was, creative about what he cooked.

Pam said...

Looks good! I DVR Martha's show, love it!

Musings from Kim K. said...

That looks absolutely amazing! I always make corn chowder in the winter, but what a great idea to actually do it with fresh corn in the summer!

Happyone said...

Love the strawberry china!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Do you think he'd cook for me? If I asked politely?

Buttons Thoughts said...

Now I want to know the same question as Keith above? Hug B

Betsy Adams said...

Sounds wonderful...Kudos to hubby!!! He did GREAT... My hubby is really a better cook than I am. He loves to make entrees from scratch (from cookbooks/recipes).. SO---I let him, and I'll put the rest of the meal together.. These days besides an entree (for dinner--not lunch), we are eating fresh tomato slices, sliced cucumbers, some pickles and some Cranberry Salad... YUM....

Hugs,
Betsy

Julia said...

Nellie, I think that I would stop calling him
"the husband" and start calling him " my husband".

I've made lot of corn chowders but never thought of making it that way.

Sounds and looks yummy. Keep that husband...
Hugs,
JB

Farm Girl said...

What a wonderful way to fix corn. I have never even heard of this. It looks so yummy.
So nice that your husband cooked it.
Have a lovely evening, and I just cracked up about Julia's comment.

MarmePurl said...

Yum.

Bee Lady said...

That looks yummy. I used to LOVE watching Martha Stewart. I loved her Turkey Hill shows the best...back in the day.

Cindy Bee

Guillaume said...

We used to have something similar back in Québec, called a "bouilli" basically a stew made mainly of vegetables, where the meat was cooked in a different place.

Guillaume said...

We used to have something similar back in Québec, called a "bouilli" basically a stew made mainly of vegetables, where the meat was cooked in a different place.

Val said...

It's always so nice to discover a new favorite dish.