Small Batch Corn and Potato Chowder

Ingredients:

3 thick strips meaty Applewood smoked bacon, cut to 1 inch lengths, trim off some of the larger sections of fat
1 t olive oil
1 1/2 cups medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 (15 oz) cans creamed corn
1 (11 oz) can sweet corn, drained
2 1/2 cups red potatoes, skin on, chopped to fit on the spoon size chunks
1 cup whole or 2% milk
1 cup chicken stock, unsalted is always good, add salt later if you need to
1 T fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped
1/4 t thyme
6 drops Tabasco sauce
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
2 T butter
2 scant T flour
3 T heavy cream
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Recipe of the Week: Almost Swedish Meatballs

almost-swedish-meatballsMy Grandma B came to the United States from Sweden when she was about 15 years old. The meals she cooked were an interesting mix of New and Old Country. Unfortunately, her recipes live on only in my culinary memory. I hope these meatballs would have made her proud.

Ingredients:

2 slices soft whole wheat bread, torn into small pieces
scant 2/3 cup 2% milk
1- 1 1/3 lb ground beef
1 egg
1 1/2 T onion, finely minced
1/4 t mace
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t allspice
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 can condensed cream of celery soup, or one recipe cream of celery soup
1 cup white wine, divided use
1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
2 T chopped fresh parsley
12 oz uncooked medium wide egg noodles

For the directions, click here.