Monday, October 11, 2010

Christy Jordan’s Corn Chowder

I love cookbooks… I REALLY love cookbooks filled with stories, tasty recipes, and beautiful pictures. Christy Jordan’s Southern Plate contains all of this and so much more (disclaimer: I received this cookbook for free from the publisher).  When I first got this cookbook in my mailbox, I couldn’t put it down. The book is divided by season and I must have book marked 5 recipes on my first look through (since then I’ve book marked probably 10 more).

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The first recipe I decided to make is Christy’s corn chowder. I used vegetable broth (as she suggested) to make it vegetarian.

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  The recipe was easy to follow and thickened up quite beautifully. I added some frozen peas to the mix too. The outcome (not quite as beautiful as her picture ;)):

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I enjoyed it as is with some footballs (see below) and fruit on the side. Josh had his friend Jeremy over for football Sunday. They enjoyed theirs with Tostitos footballs:

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…cheese, and Jennie O’s spicy turkey sausage:

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Josh & Jeremy could not stop raving about how delicious this was!!! I can’t wait to attack more of the recipes in this book.

Hope you have a wonderful Monday! Do you have the day off? I had to teach Pump this morning and have to work a bit. I’m also hoping to go for a nice walk or run with Josh. Enjoy your day!

35 comments:

lee said...

Looks good. I can't wait to see what else you make from the cookbook.

Heather said...

I've recently bookmarked a corn chowder recipe, too! This looks great.
Have a great Monday!

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

LOVE football sundays, but i hope your monday is just as splendid :)

p.s. thank you SO much for the thoughtful comment. i appreciate it so much

hbobier said...

I met Christy Jordan at a conference earlier this year, and she is just as sweet as you would imagine. So down to earth, and just really excited about her southern dishes! I haven't gotten my mittens on the book yet, but from the sounds of it I should get on that!

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

We just had clam chowder last night. Yours does look good! Does anything ever look as pretty as a cookbook cover?

Krista said...

I love chowder! I should make some, too and I'll be seeing if the library carries that recipe book.

We're heading out to a fall fair in a bit to see tractor pulls. LOL should be interesting to say the least. Enjoy the day, Erica!!

Faith said...

Thanks for sharing, that looks like a really great book! The chowder looks pretty amazing, I bet it was great with the footballs! :)

Maria said...

I haven't seen those chips. I better get some and make guacamole:) Looks like a fun cookbook!

Julie said...

haha i see here that jeremy likes corn but still no beans! i think you should serve him footballs with bean dip next week but not tell him ;) hahaha

those tostitos footballs are hilarious! we would love those over here

happy monday girlfraaand

Christina said...

yum!! i've been thinking about making a corn chowder. looks good!

Katie said...

YUM! I love corn chowder... my dad makes a great one, too.

Hope you enjoy the day off! The restaurant where I work is open, but I got lucky and have the day off ;-)

Esi said...

So jealous of your day off. I need one after the craziness of the weekend. Sorry I didn't get to see you, but come to LA!! :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Yum, this looks great! Love how you served it his/hers style too :) I wish I had today off... but alas we are still in quarter-close and that is not the case, boooo!

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Love cookbooks too :)
I have to work at the gym today, but nothing too strenuous!

Sarah said...

Ooooo what's the recipe?? Corn chowder always looks sooo good, but recipes always have cream and/or lots of milk in them, a bit too heavy. Is this one different?

Football shaped Tostitoes, I'll have to look for those for Ray :)

Janetha said...

Football shaped chips?! I hate football but I love those! Ha. Corn chowder looks amazing. I think I need to make some soon, it is getting SO cold here. That book sounds great. Hope you have a great week!!! xoxo

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm sending this to my MIL so she'll buy it for me for Christmas.

homecookedem said...

Haha, I had no idea they had football chips! That is too cute...

That corn chowder looks awesome, so comforting!!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

That looks awesome! I love how you can make it vegetarian or not to satisfy different tastes and lifestyles.

I have to work today - boooo :(. Enjoy your day!

Megan D said...

Football shaped chips? My brother would love those! And I had classes today but skipped them.. oops :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

I haven't seen the football shaped chips yet. How cute! I love flippin through my cookbooks drooling over the pictures. :) See you Saturday. Hooray!

fittingbackin said...

I was NOT off today - boo! But traffic was MUCH lighter! That recipe looks great and I haven't seen those footballs yet- clever!

Lauren said...

Oh Erica my darling, we live such similar lives!! I always get a kick out of seeing these dinners because I do the exact same thing for Toly. I usually make one big veggie friendly meal and then add the usual "boy" stuff to his portion, like bacon, sausage and cheese. :)

I have a great feeling that we would be instant best friends and so would our hubbies!

Rachael said...

I love reading anecdotal cookbooks - my favorite is from back in the day - The Southern Heritage Cookbook..the woman who authored it has a tale for every recipe, and the food is amazing!
No work today, but I did get a fun TB test for a new job I'm starting..can't be infecting preschoolers, now.

BroccoliHut said...

Love the football-shaped chips:)

lesley lifting life said...

Yum, yum, it look delicious! Perfect for football and football chips ; )

Kathleen said...

Wow! What an amazing chowder! I can't wait to give it a try!!! Love football Sundays ;)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

chowders are soo good and that one looks awesome!

glad both you and the man found a winner in that one!!


:)

The Breakfast Lover said...

It looks so delicious! im so hungrie!! i wish i could it this!

Natalie said...

i was away all weekend and finally catching up on blogs---you baked so many yummy things (those muffins? divine!) and this soup looks awesome! I might have to look for that cookbook at our library sometime :)

Kelsey said...

now thats what i call a FALL COMFORT FOOD!! wow u put it together so nicely!!! mmm beautiful chowder <3

Biz said...

I actually have never heard of that cookbook author - I'll have to check my library.

Love corn chowder, and for the record, yours looks just as delicious Erica!

the actor's diet said...

corn chowder is on my list of recipes to make this fall. you've inspired me!!!

Courtney (Pancakes and Postcards) said...

I'd love to try that... looks amazing!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am always looking for more cookbooks to add to my ever-growing collection! This one sounds great :-)