Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

Quick and tasty Southwest Corn Chowder

I am down and out with the flu, but the blogs and the mom must go on so here is an easy recipe that I can prepare even when my head is swimming and every inch of me aches. The most difficult thing will be opening the cans.  Anyway, enough boo-hooing.
I have had so many positive comments on this tasty dish, that I now dare to bring it to events.

So if you are working through April’s Bootcamp, a Fast Draft, or Editing in a Month, or are just plain busy, throw this all in the crock pot and surprise your family that it isn’t pizza again tonight.
2 square packages of V8 Southwest Corn Chowder (tetra packs) in the soup aisle
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes, you pick the heat, I use mild (don’t drain) 
   or 1 cup salsa
1 can creamed corn, (don’t drain)
1 cup frozen corn, or a can of corn - drained
1 cup of nacho cheese sauce or queso, canned or jar
Put it all in a crockpot, give it a stir and set on high if you need it in a couple hours, low if you have longer.
We like our soup thick, but if you prefer it a thinner consistency you can add some canned broth - chicken or vegetable.
I have even added cooked and cut up chicken, or a large can of chunked white meat chicken, to add more protein.
Serve with tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream and/or guacamole.  Enjoy.
Feel free to comment and add your simple recipes or cures for the flu.


  1. Oh, no! The flu. It's hard to write when your body aches so badly that you can't sit at your computer. Wish I lived closer; I'd bring you some chicken soup.
    But keep a pen and paper by your bed because I know that while your body may not function normally, your mind won't shut down. :)

  2. Thanks Sandy and you are absolutely right about my mind still working, but little energy to get the ideas down. I will get the pen and at least jot down some notes. Thanks again for stopping by.