Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cheap Eats: Quick Corn Chowder

One thing that I have really begun to focus on lately is the idea of saving more money with regard to cooking costs. I have a whole separate post related to money saving food tips.

As I suggest in the recent food article saving money on food can often be about finding tasty recipesthat are cheap and quick to prepare since those are the main barriers to good healthy and cheap eating.

One such example is a recipe that my mother taught me when I was little and I still cook it today: Quick Corn Chowder

1. Mince a small white onion and combine with 1 1/2 TBSP of butter in a medium sized sauce pan.
2. Keep onions on medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently so they do not burn.
3. Combine a can of pre-sliced or pre-diced whole potatoes and two cans of sweet cream corn.
4. Optionally, if you want more corn, you can combine another can or half-can of whole kernal corn.
5. Fill one of the empty cream corn cans with milk halfway, and swish around to get the extra and pour it into the pot.
6. The other can should be filled about halfway with water and swished and combined.
7. Cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes stirring frequently or until corn is desired consistency.

Makes 3-4 bowls.

This is a great meal for under 5 dollars to feed 2 people, especially when served as a lunch (great for Football games!) with a side of bread and butter.

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