Thursday, August 27, 2015

My Cozy Crock Pot Potato Corn Chowder A Tea Time Treat And Family Mystery!

Even though it is late August, my thoughts are turning towards the hustle and bustle of the fall days just around the corner and with that brings the cozy casseroles and soups that come with sweater weather and jeans. So I set out to make for the first time soup in the Crock Pot.

I wanted to try a potato soup  "just to see how it turns out" in a crock pot and I was thrilled with how easy this soup was to make and that it freed up my cooking time so I could clean out the garage with my boys.

To make your own you will need:
-900 ML of Chicken Stock
-1 cup (250 ml) water
- 4 cups of frozen hashbrowns (small potato chunks, about half a 1 Kg bag)
-1 chopped up medium yellow onion
-3 cups of corn
-1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-Salt and Pepper to taste

Turn your crock pot on to low. Chop up your onion and add it  and your chicken stock, frozen hashbrowns to the pot, add your Worcestershire sauce and cover with the lid, allow to simmer and cook for three-four hours. Use a hand blender (mine is an Oster hand blender I got at Walmart I love this thing it works very well and less mess then a regular blender)  to combine the onion, potato and liquid.  Add the corn, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook one more hour on high.

My friend Daniela came for lunch and I severed the soup with cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and a loaf of bread I made, with a side of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar!

  I swear I am still so full! I also served the Watermelon Lime Iced tea with it. We had a lovely lunch! I gave her the spiced Mug Mat I found at Celestial Seasonings Tea Store which I knew she would love as the cat looks like my Squirrel!
When I set the table Squirrel wanted to join in.
My friend and I had a lovely lunch and time to catch up but before I forget I have to tell you about the treasures I found in my garage while cleaning it out earlier!

In a very small envelope on the floor of my garage was a yellowed envelope with my grandmothers writing on it, inside were two letters my grandfather wrote to his dad in World War Two! Dated 1939 and 1940!
Also tucked into the envelope was my great grand parents Marriage Certificate from 1920!
A pretty good find when I think about how long that has been in an envelope and how it came to be in my garage 3000 miles from Montreal and 95 years later is a huge Mystery to me.
I really enjoyed the soup and a great visit with my friend. I and I have had a very productive last few days!
Thank you for joining me for A Cup of Tea, A Cozy Recipe and A Family Mystery!
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  1. Your meal looks wonderful! And your treasure are treasures indeed.

    1. Thank you Lisa K! It was I am still full! Good soup, good friends and treasures from the past a good day make!

  2. Karen, I love your posts! We have so much in common. I love tea, cozy mysteries, and kitties. Soup looks so good but it's still a little to warm in Atlanta!

    1. Martha so lovely to find you here! Thank you for taking time to comment! Tuck the recipe away for a cooler time! Enjoy!

  3. While the soup looks yummy, it's the garage finds that are amazing! How lucky to find them.

  4. Yum! I am totally making this today since the temp finally dropped low enough to cook! Thanks, Karen!