Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Food

My favorite thing about Fall (besides Football and shopping for new clothes of course) is the Fall recipes I get to start cooking! I usually only make soups in the Fall/Winter and I really don't know why that is because they are really good any time of year. It's just hard to eat a hot bowl of soup when it's 100+ degrees outside. Maybe it's just me.
Here are two I have made recently...more to come!

The Pioneer Woman's Corn Chowder with Chilies

I made this last night, served it with sourdough bread and it was yum-y.

2 Slices of Bacon cut in small strips
2 Tablespoons Butter
1-½ whole Yellow Onion, Diced
5 ears Corn, Shucked (about 4 Cups)
2 whole Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce, Finely Diced
1 whole 4-ounce Can Diced Green Chilies
32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
1-½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream
½ teaspoons Kosher Salt (more To Taste)
3 Tablespoons Corn Meal OR Masa
¼ cups Water

Preparation Instructions
Slice the corn off the cob and set aside
Add bacon pieces and cook over medium heat for a couple minutes.
Add onion and cook for additional 4 minutes.
Add butter and melt then add corn and cook for one more minute.
Add both chilies and stir.
Pour in chicken broth and cream and add salt.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low.
Combine cornmeal or masa with water then pour into the chowder. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Add more cornmeal or masa if you prefer the soup to be thicker.
Cook for additional 10 minutes them simmer over low heat until ready to serve.

Pumpkin Bread

1 cup Crisco oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
2 cups pumpkin
3 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t nutmeg
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt

Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend together in mixer, oil, eggs, water, sugar and
Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then slowly add to pumpkin mixture. Beat until well blended. Add raisins and nuts. (optional- I did not add)
Grease and flour 2 large loaf pans or several mini pans 2/3 full.Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes for large loafs and less for mini or until bread passes the clean toothpick test!

What are your favorite Fall recipes??

1 comment:

  1. Yum. Pioneer woman is amazing. The soup looks so good, my man was just asking for some. Its that time of the year!