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Friday, December 18, 2009

Corn Chowder and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!



Mmmmmmm... nothing warms me up better than a bowl full of soup, stew or chowder. Today's recipe isn't just any old regular corn chowder, however. It's from an awesome book I just finished entitled A Life That Says Welcome by Karen Ehman- a book about hospitality and welcoming others into your home and your life.

Mrs. Ehman kindly shared some of her favorite recipes in her book. Corn Chowder is just one of them and it is DELICIOUS!! All four of us LOVED it!!! Let me get to the recipe...

Corn Chowder
In a large pot combine:
4 cups chicken stock (or 4 cups water with bouillon cubes to taste)
6 cups diced, peeled Yukon Gold potatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced celery

Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Then add:
3 T butter
1-2 cups finely chopped leftover ham
1 1/2 cups leftover corn
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

Just before serving, add:
8 ounces sour cream

Thin with a little milk, if needed. Stir well. Serves 8-10.


YUMMMMMM!!!! Warm and delicious AND my family loved it. What can get better???

Okay... so there's the recipe.... NOW for the GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For everyone that leaves a comment before SUNDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 20th, before 8:00 pm EST, you get ONE entry.

If you blog about this on your blog, too, then you can be entered TWICE!!!!!

What is the giveaway???? Mrs. Ehman is graciously giving an AUTOGRAPHED copy of her wonderful book, A Life That Says Welcome!!!!







Y'all will be so encouraged and challenged with this book! I love it and I am sure y'all will, too!!!!

Please enter right away!! Sunday night will be here before know it!!

41 comments:

Domestic Accident said...

I have the same dishes as you! Italian Countryside, right?

Awesome giveaway. I'm planning on purchasing this. Looks so good. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tammy said...

I'd love to win, please enter me!

Keeper of our Home said...

I just made a version of corn & sausage chowder the other night. It was so yummy! I may have to try your recipe for a different twist on it.

That book sounds lovely! May I be entered in the give-a-way? Thank you so much.

~Mrs. M

Wendi said...

Sounds like a great read. I love your dishes. I am on the hunt for a new set.

Scientific Housewife said...

Great giveaway, that chowder sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)

Arlene said...

The soup sounds delicious, and I'd love to win a copy of the book :o) Thanks, Mrs. U!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Oh, I hope I win! I've been wanting to read this book, but our library doesn't have a copy.

The corn chowder looks amazing. It's going on my Christmas Eve menu!

debabresch said...

The soup sounds delicious. Thank you for the recipe. I would love to win a copy of the book. Awesome giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

Mrs. Pear said...

We love soup on rainy days in Southern CA...unfortunately we are in a snap of warmth. I have been praying for a gentle rain shower each week for the entire rainy season to break our drought, so I will be hanging on to the soup recipe for the next storms coming through! :-)

This book has been on my reading list forever! I would love to get my hands on a copy! Being hospitable here is hard because everyone is so busy, working long hours and move so much that hospitality is an oddity, it is like people are in default to decline! So I am really working on this area and once Miss Pear is recovered from her surgery in January we plan on making this a priority.

And LOVE the dishes!

Pat said...

I would LOVE to win this book! Your dishes are beautiful and the chowder makes me hungry.

mrsuribe said...

I'm going to make the chowder this weekend. I would love to read her book.

Michelle said...

Would love to enter the giveaway! That corn chowder sounds wonderful, thanks for the recipe!!!
Merry Christmas!

beckysoup61 said...

Looks like a wonderful book! Please enter me!

♥Mrs. Michele B♥ said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, count me in! (o:

♥Mrs. Michele B♥ said...

Okay, you can enter me twice, I posted about it on my blog. (o:

Susan said...

I've never heard of this book, but it sure looks good! I'd love to be entered, please!

Deb said...

This is a new book and new author to me, but I'd love to read the book. Please enter me for the giveaway. Thanks!

Deb said...

I just posted about this giveaway. Could you enter me twice? Thanks so much!

kimlessig said...

This looks like a really nice keepsake book. Hope to win.

LauraW said...

Please enter me! I would love to learn more about opening my home. Also, I don't mind paying for shipping to Australia should I be the lucky recipient :)

Haughstuff said...

I'd like to be entered too please :)

Rosie said...

This recipe looks delicious! Please enter me in the giveaway.

Mrs.S said...

Sounds like a great book. I've looked at some similair ones and plan reading several in the New Year. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Gail said...

I was reading Deb's site and saw a chance for the book giveaway. It sounds like a book I would love to read and share with my daughter and my two daughters-in-love.

Lecia said...

I would love to read this book. Hospitality is an area I really need to work on in the coming year.

The Blog Authoress said...

Hi, I got the notice from Mrs. Michele B about your lovely give-away...I hope you don't mind if I enter.

Your blog is lovely and your soup would be wonderful on a snowy day like we are having today!

becka said...

I would love to win this book! I can always use new ideas and inspiration for hospitality. Your chowder looks delicious!
Becka

Mrs. Santos said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway - you have a very nice blog. I came over from Michelle B's blog...Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you and Have a good day :)

Abounding Treasures said...

Beef-veggie soup is simmering in my slow cooker as I type this, giving me a chance to browse some blogs ...

I would LOVE to be entered in your give-away as this books sounds fabulous!!

Blessings ...

Pam said...

The chowder looks yummy! The book looks like a great read!

~~Deby said...

I would sure love to receive this book.....put my name in the hat !!
Deby
yesipray at gmail dot com

The corn chowder looks delicious !!

Heather said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway!! I love corn chowder!!

Love, Heather
(Heather P. from Titus 2 Wives and Mothers)

P.S. Thank you for the sweet note about the Hollyhock seeds.;o)

Julie said...

I would love to read this! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Tori said...

That looks really good.
And the book looks so interesting, I may look into that one.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Carol said...

Hello, this is my first visit to your blog so Ihope you don't mind my asking if I can be entered for a chance to win this book!?

Angela said...

Are bloggers in the UK ekligible? is so, count me in.
Thanks for your great blog
Advent blessings xx

boo4baby said...

Just introduced to your blog and I can't wait to sit and read with a cup of coffee. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Suki said...

Ooh, I've seen this book recently and had really wanted to get it. Unfortunately... I didn't... but with your giveaway... maybe!

Marie said...

I hope I am not too late! I would love to be entered!

Cheryl said...

Hi there! what a wonderful giveaway. Hoping to win. I have this book on my Christmas wish list.

Cristina said...

Looks like a wonderful book and I would love to be entered. Thanks so much!

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