Hearty Corn Chowder with Shrimp

Now that fall is here and the days are getting shorter and cooler, here is a great dinner idea.  Nothing taste better on a cool day then nice hot homemade soup.  One of my favorite soups is Corn Chowder. 

What you need to make this:

4 cups chicken broth (I use the low sodium)

2 16oz bags of frozen corn (I use fresh corn if I can get it)

1 large onion, chop finely

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 carrots, cut into small rounds

2 large potatoes, dice

Salt & Pepper (to taste)

2 lb medium shrimp, (peel and devein)

1/2 cup heavy cream (you can eliminate if you want, but won’t be as creamy)

1/4 c fresh parsley (chop)

In a large soup pot combine the chicken broth, corn, onion, bell pepper, carrots, potatoes, 1 c water, salt and pepper.  Cook on low until the veggies are tender.  (You can also put this in a slow cooker, crock pot) if you don’t want to have to worry about watching it and staying home.

About 15 minutes before your ready to serve it add the shrimp and heavy cream.  Let cook for about 10-15 mins or until the shirmp are pink and firm.

Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

If you want you can double this recipe and make extra to freeze it.  Then you always have nice fresh homemade soup on hand.

Enjoy and let me know what you think and how you like it.


French Toast

Even though most of us don’t have much time in the morning for a big breakfast with getting ready for school or work, it is the most important meal of the day.  French toast is a simple yet satisfying breakfast not only for the weekends but also for during the week.

French Toast

6 Slices of Bread (use raisin bread to add more flavor)

1 Large Egg

1/2 cup Milk

1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar (Powdered)

1 Tbsp Flour

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

In a large bowl mix together with a whisk the egg and flour until there are no lumps

Add the vanilla and milk and mix with whisk until smooth

Pour mixture into a small tray.

Melt Butter (1/2 to 1 Tbsp) in either a skillet or griddle

Dip Bread into the mixture and coat both sides until there are no more dry spots

Fry on medium low heat until crisp and golden brown (about 3 – 4 minutes)

Flip and repeat on the other side

Serve with powdered sugar and/or maple syrup.

Garnish the plate with fresh fruit, and enjoy.

Welcome to Friend’s Pantry

Friend’s Pantry was stated for a fun place that we can share recipes with friends of The Mabel Davis Team from Keller Williams Realty Elite.

Our clients have busy lives and deciding what’s for dinner isn’t always easy.  So we created Friend’s Pantry to give them choices and help make it easy.

Each day I will try and post a new recipe that I have or that has been provided by friends, family or clients.  Follow the blog to get ideas from others.

If you try a recipe feel free to leave a comment if you liked it or not, suggestions for improving the recipe, or helpful hints that you found.

Feel free to share this link with any of your friends and family.  The more people that follow the blog and share recipes, the more ideas we will have to choose from.

If you would like one of your favorites added to the site, send it to Mabel at mdavis@mabeldaviskw.com.  If you can send a picture from when you made that would be great, don’t worry pictures don’t have to be fancy or professional.

Enjoy and Happy Cooking and Baking.