Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a yummy fall dinner

Tonight we had a really yummy fall dinner....soup and muffins! I would highly recommend both!

Mimi's Cafe Corn Chowder:
(This is what I order every time I go to Mimi's)


  • 1/4 cup butter(1/2 a stick)
  • 6 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 1/2 cups hot water
  • 2 cups cubed potatoes (1/2 inch pieces)
  • 3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 dash white pepper, or black
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 quart half and half cream


  1. Melt butter in large saucepan. Once melted add celery and onion and saute for 5 minutes (not til brown, just til soft).
  2. Add water, potatoes, corn, sugar, salt and pepper, making sure water covers everything, adding more if not covered completely. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, usually about 30 minutes.
  3. Whisk flour into 1 cup of the half and half and then stir into soup.
  4. Add remaining half and half and simmer until soup is thickened to a creamy consistency (usually about 15 minutes).
  5. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if wanted. If the chowder is too thick, add some milk, if it is too thin, simmer for 5-10 minutes more.
Pumpkin Crumb Muffins:
(by my sister in law, Camie)
  • 1 2/3 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 C. Libby's solid pack pumpkin
  • 1/4 C. undiluted evaporated milk
  • 1/3 C. shortening
  • 1 C. packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
Combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice in large bowl. In small bowl combine pumpkin and evaporated milk. Cream shortening and sugar in large mixer bowl. Add egg, beat until fluffy. Alternately add flour and pumpkin mixtures to shortening mixture; beat well after each addition. Fill muffin tins (greased) or paper lined cups 3/4 full. Sprinkle Streusel topping over muffins.

Streusel Topping:
Combine 2 Tbs. flour, 2 Tbs. granulated sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in 1 Tbs. butter until mixture is crumbly.

Bake in preheated 350 oven for 35-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


Dave and Amy said...

Sounds fabulous!! Can't wait to try it!

Wendy said...

Looks super yummy!!!!