Cold Front

You guys !! There is a cold front coming!! I repeat there is a cold front coming!

So it's only 80 degrees but I will take it. Getting such a huge taste of Fall in Colorado a few weeks ago has me eagerly waiting. So in honor of the cold front I decided to make Lin one of his favorite soup's tonight. 

The recipe is from a recipe book called 100 Best Fresh Soups. It's nothing fancy but the recipes are simple and are made from everyday ingredients you most likely have in your pantry. If you have no experience in the kitchen, these recipes are for you. I have dressed this up over the years so my recipe is a tad different from the one you would find in the book.

Corn, Potato, and Cheese Soup Recipe

(serves 6)

Ingredients:

2tbsp butter

4 shallots finely chopped

1/2 yellow onion

2 cloves garlic

8 ounce diced potatoes

10 ounces corn (of course fresh is great but obviously in the fall, you will only be able to use can corn)

4 tbsp all purpose flour

2 tbsp dry white wine

1 1/4 cup milk

1 3/4 heavy cream

3/4 cup grated swiss cheese

8 to 10 fresh sage leaves finely chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

CROUTONS:

2-3 slices of day old bread

2 tbsp olive oil

DIRECTIONS

Melt butter in heavy-bottom pan over low heat.

Add shallots and yellow onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until softened.

Add potatoes and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

Sprinkle in four and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and stir in the wine.

Return to heat and stir in the milk.

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to a simmer.

Stir in corn, cheese, chopped sage, and cream and heat through gently until cheese has just melted.

Ladle into bowls. Add croutons if desired and garnish with sage.

To make the croutons, cut the crusts off the bread slices, then cut the remaining bread into 1/4-inch/5-mm squares. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottom skillet and add the bread cubes. Cook, tossing and stirring constantly, until evenly colored. drain the croutons thoroughly on paper towels and reserve. 

I have added bacon to this recipe too and that was also very tasty!

How are you celebrating the cold front?!

Thanks for stopping by !

XO

Sam