RECIPE: Slow Cooker Smoky Corn Chowder
It's summer, and that means corn, corn corn. Ever have a large BBQ, and you have a ton of left over ears of corn? That happened over the 4th, and my friend Jean gave me a ton of left over corn from the BBQ. She did this cool thing where she cooked a ton of it in a cooler of boiling hot water for half the day, and served it up like that to a large crowd. She found it on Pinterest...I'll have to find that pin.
Anyway, I digress. So I had all this corn, and you can make a lot with corn. But I had some delicious smokey Hunter style bacon, and decided to make a wonderful corn chowder in the slow cooker using the bacon as a base. The slow cooker kept the kitchen cooler, and I chose it also because I had a full day of yard work ahead of me. It worked out great. The bacon gave a nice salty-smokey flavor, and the corn had a fresh flavor to it. I also tried this trick (see pic below) of using a Bundt pan to cut off and catch corn kernels off the cob. I don't need to tell you, it was pretty life changing. The chowder wasn't too bad either!