I can’t help it. Every time I use the Crock-Pot, I feel so smug with myself! I love coming home to a freshly made dinner after a long day of work, even if it was my own doing hours earlier!
Tonight was no different. On one of our first springlike days, a light chowder was just the ticket! So, before work, I put everything together: a can of kernel corn, a can of creamed corn, a package of Morningstar Farms sausage links, a diced onion, quite a few halved baby yellow potatoes, some salt, some pepper, a bit of oregano, and two cups of water to wash it all down. :) After nine or 10 hours cooking at Low heat, everything was nicely cooked by the time we got home tonight!
But there was one more step to take. About 10 minutes before serving, I opened a can of evaporated milk and stirred it into the chowder, which gave the soup a lovely, hearty consistency. Once the flavors had mingled and the milk had heated up, we ladled out two bowls’ worth and chowed down! … and went back for seconds. Because why not.
Despite our second helpings, there’s still enough for LeeLee (or me, but probably LeeLee) to enjoy for lunch tomorrow! Once he gets through the leftover pizzadillas, that is.