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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Remember when I lived in an apartment with no kitchen? For a year & a half?

Unsurprisingly, I have absolutely no idea how to cook. A few kind friends have offered to assist me, but I've yet to take any of them up on it. Sometimes I call my mom with frantic questions, like "What does sauté mean?" & other times, I just tweet my questions into the oblivion & hope for help:

Today, with some help from the Twitterverse, I made soup. I know - easy, right? For you. Not for me, OK? Cooking feels totally foreign to me. I get bored. I get impatient. I can't figure out the timing. But I made this soup tonight after cleaning my apartment (I'm so domestic, y'all!), & I even messed with the recipe a little bit, changing things to my liking. There are only six steps, so I didn't have time to get all that impatient or bored.

End result? MY SOUP WAS AMAZING. I'm so happy. Life is good. And, of course, so is bacon.

Creamy Corn (& Bacon!) Soup

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 pieces of bacon
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn
  • 1 (8 oz) can creamed corn
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ground cayenne pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, & butter or margarine. Saute for about 5 minutes, or until onions are tender.
  2. Add the flour, stirring well, to make a pasty mixture.
  3. Whisk in the milk & the broth.
  4. Add the corn & cream cheese & allow to heat through.
  5. Cook bacon & cut into small pieces; add to soup.
  6. Add salt, garlic powder, black pepper & cayenne pepper to taste. Stir together & serve with oyster crackers or bread.


  1. My offer still stands to teach you how to cook whenever you are up for it!

  2. I swear, you've had the weirdest living arrangements. No kitchen ... no window in your bedroom ... the next apartment you're going to have will probably be sans-toilet.

  3. i wish i liked creamed corn, because this soup sounds like it would be fantastic. uh, if you like creamed corn, i mean.

    congrats on the cooking success! :-)

  4. I KNEW you could do this! Once you get started & get hooked cooking is a lot of fun & very satisfying. So what recipe will you be testing on your mother when you visit?! (-:

  5. This soup sounds delicious, but I'm afraid you clogged your arteries!

  6. Yum...good job. See, not that hard?

    And I am sure your arteries are healthy and happy. I am sure anon only eats salad.

  7. that soup looks awesome! might have to try it out very very soon :)

  8. I am glad to see all turned out well... we were worried for a hot minute.

  9. I can't cook either... sad thing is I'm only good at making desserts.

    That soup looks good though!


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