Friday, October 29, 2010

Easy Ham and Corn Chowder-Foodie Friday

     Today is my birthday, you would think that I would post a complicated and fabulous dessert, but I like to take it easy on my day! This is a very simple recipe from the stack that I jotted down while sitting with my niece in the hospital. Therefore, I don't know what magazine it was from. I'll add the credit if someone has it. I usually take pictures while I'm cooking, but sometimes I get busy and forget. This was one of those times. It is so simple to make, step by step pictures aren't even necessary. I didn't expect much from this soup. It was too easy and the ingredients were a bit too "prepared" for my usual taste. I was pleasantly surprised. I still love soups that simmer all day long, but when you want something "homemade" in a hurry...this one works!


1 can reduced fat Cream of Celery Soup (don't buy Wal-Mart brand)
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 can whole kernal corn, drained
1 can cream style corn
1/2 c. (I used a cup or so) cubed, fully cooked ham
2 T. dried minced onion (optional)
2 T. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1 can cooked white potatoes (diced)

Sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese to garnish if desired.

Combine soup and milk. Add everything but the potatoes and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add potatoes and heat all the way through. Dip into bowls and garnish.

*note-I had never bought potatoes in a can before, but really in this recipe I couldn't tell a difference.

I am linking with Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.
Please take some time to visit and make yourself very hungry!


Lynn said...

Happy B-Day Sue! This looks like a nice week night meal! Have a great Halloween Weekend:@)

Shellbelle said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend! AND thanks for sharing this recipe. You know the cold weather can sneak up on us here is Florida with no warning and quick & easy soup recipe is a good thing to have around. I hope you have a wonderful day, full of love and laughter.

Birthday Hugs coming at you!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie...
Happy Birthday to you. Hope you have a fun-filled day with lots of treasures in many corners filled with happiness just for you.

This recipe looks fabulous. I am going to have to give it a try. It is so wonderful to try new ones, and the quickies are just the best. Mmmmm good.

Have a beautiful birthday and do something fun. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

P.S. (Your new box is going in the mail today, I will special deliver it, and your box was gorgeous. I sat and opened with tears in my eyes. Many little treasures and so much work. I hope you will enjoy yours as well. I promise it will take your breath away. I am waiting to share mine when you receive yours. Keep me posted sweetie.) The day I dropped your first box and it broke, I cried and cried. Yours is wood. I had to go back and purchase another one. I want it to last for a good long time.)

You will find a few birthday items tucked in as well. Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday!
The chowder looks and sounds good - Thanks for sharing the recipe.I made need to make a pot of soup or chili this weekend.
Have a great day!

koralee said...

Looks good ...even at 7:30am....hugs fo a great day...yummmmm cheese! xoxo

Pondside said...

Just the thing for a rainy fall day - that, and a cosy quilt and a good costume drama on TV.

Melinda said...

Happy birthday! I'm a big believer on taking it easy on your special day!

Kathysue said...

Hey Sue, just read your comment, I put on the music and I am humming and diving in!!! Thanks for stopping by and always leaving me a comment you are the BEST!! Kathysue
PS we Sue's must stick together

bj said...

Happiest Birthday, dear heart. I hope this is one of the very best..
Thanks bunches for this lovely recipe.. I made a big pot of LOADED BAKED POTATO soup last night with Hot Water Cornbread and Mr. Sweet and I just almost made ourselves sick, it was so good. We love soups...

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oldgreymare said...

Happy Birthday!

Hope you are enjoying your day.


Gloria said...

WOW! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And isn't it so nice of you to share a recipe on YOUR birthday?! I copied the recipe, it looks easy AND delicious. Thanks for sharing, and have a great birthday weekend, you deserve it!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sue, Hap -- py Belated Birthday and guess what YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE CSN CONTEST! I hope this makes your birthday time a little sweeter! Joni

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

awww... Happy Birthday! That looks yummmeee.
I will have cake on my birthday because my Sweetie wants cake :))


Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Sue,
First Happy Birthday! Hope it was a grand day! Thanks for sharing the soup recipe... I copied it and hope to make it this coming week. Sounds good! Thanks for stopping by!! Hugs!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Birthday one day late Sue!!
What a great recipe you have shared!
I hope you had a fabulous day as well!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

We grew up eating canned potatoes and we love them. As a matter of fact, whenever I serve them, people are always surprised to hear they came out of a can (I doctor them up a bit). Thanks for the soup recipe - I'm going to give it a try.


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bj said...

I can just see you and your witchy lady in that hospital bed. hahhhaaa..
I love your mom and dad's sense of humor.:)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Birthday my Dear friend...and YUM!! on the soup...Many hugs to you girl...Hows your daddy doing...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Angie said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. The chowder sounds comforting and just what the cooler weather ordered.

dee dee said...

Happy Belated Birthday my friend!
I hope the day was relaxing and full of all the things you love!
Dee Dee

Sophie said...

Sorry I missed it, but Happy Birthday.

I was crazy busy trying to get the girls costumes together at the last minute. Going to have to try this because I love chowders, just never had ham and corn.

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Drawn to The Sea said...

Belated happiness to you!
I'll be leaving out the piggie, but the rest of the ingredients are either in the fridge or on my list for market :-) Always have steamed potatoes on hand for quick hashbrowns, soup, etc... have never tried canned either.