In the over 6 years I have lived in Minden, this is only the second time I have been down with an Upper Respiratory Infection. It really wiped me out for a few days. I don’t know which is worse; the symptoms of the cold or the effects of the medicine taken. I totally lost my appetite and spent much of the time just sleeping.
This is the KEEPER recipe which helped get me through those days. I was glad I did not have to leave my house for the ingredients as I did not wish to expose others.. The recipe contained some of the staples I like to keep in my kitchen. And even if you are not ill, this soup is perfect for the rainy, cold winter weather we are experiencing.
CREAMY CORN SOUP
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
¼ cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. butter
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth (33% less sodium)
1 (15.25 oz.) can cream style corn
*Salt to taste, optional
Pepper to taste
Sauté bell pepper and onion in butter; add cream cheese, can milk and chicken broth. Heat slowly on low stirring until smooth; add corn. Season with salt (if desired) and pepper to taste. Heat through but do not boil.
*I try to avoid using too much salt so I omitted it…that choice will be yours.