Monday, August 15, 2011

1950s SUPPER CORN CHOWDER

This recipe is from my collection of vintage recipes. This one is from the early 1950s but is as good today as it was then. And it takes less than a half hour to prepare from start to finish. Even the housewives of the earlier days needed quick and easy recipes for the days when they did the laundry on the old wringer washing machines and then hang it outside to dry, canning days, gardening days, etc.

3 slices bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups milk
1 pint cooked or canned whole kernel corn
1 1/2 cups chopped or diced cooked potatoes
1 can undiluted cream of mushroom soup
1/2 tsp dried thyme, optional
dash of pepper

In a large heavy saucepan, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon leaving a tablespoon of the drippings. Drain the bacon well and crumble; set aside. Cook the onion in the saucepan in the reserved drippings until tender. Stir in the milk, corn, potatoes, mushroom soup, thyme - if using, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes, uncovered. Ladle into serving bowls and sprinkle with the crumbled bacon.

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