Thursday, February 4, 2010

Can you do that?

I tried something last night that could have been disastrous!

it could have knocked the earth off of it's rotation!

it could have re-aligned the stars...

I made Sunday Night Potato Chowder on Wednesday night...

and guess what...the family ate dinner and went off to church and the world just kept right on turning!

Sunday Night Potato Chowder (or Wed night or any night)
4 pieces of bacon (optional, I didn't have any bacon so I used some bacon fat I had in the fridge...yes, I have bacon fat in the fridge...and some bacon salt...yes, I have bacon salt!)
4 cups of onion tater tots*
2 cups milk
1 can chicken broth
1 cup frozen corn, thawed (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
grated cheese to top (optional)
1.  cook up bacon in saucepan until nice and crispy, drain and chop into pieces.  Leave about 1 tsp bacon drippings in pan, add tater tots and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly until they thaw some.
2.  Add milk and broth to tots, bring to boil, boil for 2-3 minutes and then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for 10 minutes, salt and pepper to taste.
3.  Serve with bacon on top and grated cheese.


This was an amazingly FAST recipe to make, very good throw down meal, from start to finish this dish was on the table in under 20 minutes!   I wouldn't say it's my family's favorite, but it will go on the list of fast yummy soups.  The only way my son ate it was covered in cheese, but nothing wrong with that!  I also left out the bacon (didn't have any) and the corn (the daughter requested NO corn!)...
*Personal note: I have NEVER EVER purchased tater tots before until I needed them for this recipe...my daughter was ecstatic because she LOVES when they have them at school...(she eats them off her friends trays!)
Serving Suggestions:  I served the chowder with the rest of the tater tots and then some sliced cheese, and next time will probably also throw some fruit on the table.  

1 comment:

TheSmithHotel said...

What??? Are you American???? Never bought tater tots before???? LOL-I can't remember the last time I bought them-we just like plain fries. Never would have thought about using them in soup. Here's my throw down meal-HUGE bag of tortilla chips from Costco-you know the ones you ate last week, HUGE bag of shredded cheese from Costco and a can of S&W chili beans(Winco-on sale 65 cents a can). Throw chips and cheese on baking sheet-broil till melted. Heat chili beans in microwave-2 minutes....Cut up nachos with big spatula at the table-through some beans on and there you go!!! No leftovers!!!! 2 dishes to clean!!! It was that or popcorn tonight for dinner!