Thursday, January 10, 2008

Comfort Food

Have your ever been to a Mimi's Cafe? They serve the most delicious food, something sure to please everyone. I love their soups and in the food section of yesterdays paper they shared the recipe for their corn chowder.... it is so yummy. We are still having lots of rain here and what could be better for dinner then a bowl of comfort food.
All the ingredient......I did use half and half as called for but I think you could use milk, it just wouldn't be as thick and creamy. One other small change I didn't have white pepper so I used good old traditional black.
Some chopping and then into the pot to simmer. It was so funny, I had a hard time getting this picture, my camera lens kept steaming up.
Into a bowl, and served with a warm crusty roll.........M'm, M'm Good! My husband was with Campbell Soup for 38 years so I took the liberty of using their famous line.
Here is the recipe. If you click to enlarge you will be able to read it.
Did you see these darling measuring spoons in the first picture?? Hearts! I love, love, love them. On the back of each spoon it says "and a pinch of love". How perfect is that?
Earlier in the day I received a surprise package in the mail from the most wonderful sister in law in the world. She is really like a sister and I love her very much.....we have been connected for nearly 50 years. She lives in Texas and even tho she is miles away she is just a phone call away. Oops, I got sidetracked, in the package were these precious measuring spoons and I just had to use them right away.
It is said.........Soup is liquid comfort~~author unknow.
What is your comfort food on a cold and rainy night??? If you make corn chowder ~~ enjoy! Linda


Elizabeth said...

Hi Linda,
I am your swap pal at Dollys. I sent toy an email. I look forward to swapping with you.
My fur baby Miss Candi loves to chase squirells too.

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Dear Linda,
The corn chowder sounds so good right now...I'm feeling a little bit under the weather and a nice hot bowl of soup would really hit the spot!

Michelle said...


That soup looks delicious and perfect for the rainy weather.. My comfort food would either be taco soup or pizza :) Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your new measuring spoons are too perfect for you and your love of hearts. What a nice "sister" to have in your life..I'm sure she feels the same way about you!


Rosemary said...

It's still raining where you are? Not in Thousand Oaks, it's been sunny all day, but cold.
I love Mimi's. We go there almost every Friday night. Thanks so much for the recipe. I love their soups.
One of my favorite salads is the blue cheese and walnut.
I am very excited about this.
Thanks again Linda,
p.s. love the measuring spoons.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Linda, Your heart shaped spoons are just adorable! What a lovely relationship you have :) Corn chowder is so yummy and perfect comfort food, we also love Minestone with creuty bread, hmm now we are getting hungry :) Jenn and Jacqui

Deb said...

The heart shaped measuring spoons are lovely Linda! Your chowder recipe sounds wonderful :-}

Kelli said...

Mmm...this looks and sounds so warming and delicious! Thank you for the recipe! The little spoons are darling.

Tracie said...

Hi Linda,
I'm going to have to try that chowder, it sounds delicious, especially with the crusty bread on the side. Thank you for sharing.

I love the darling spoons, what a sweet gift!

My favorite comfort food is potato cheese soup (out of the Silver Palate Cookbook), I've been making it for years and always get rave reviews ~ maybe I'll use it for a post during one of these California storms.


Sharon said...

Yummmy! The corn chowder looks so good! I love the heart shapped measuring spoons, they are so cute! What a neat sister-in-law you have!

:0) Sharon

The Rose Room said...

Those spoons are the best, lucky you:) Its strange looking at winter food, we are doing salads here:)

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for your note. Yummy! That soup looks delish! Don't you just love soup on a cold rainy day. We get lots of those kind of days up here so we eat lots of soup. I think I need to make some for dinner tonight. Have a fab weekend.


Karen H. said...

Good Morning Linda,
Oh my goodness, your Corn Chowder looks so good. MMMM, good is right. LOL. I've never had Corn Chowder before, but will have to give it a try sometime. "THANK YOU" for sharing the recipe with us. I love Clam Chowder, but have only had the canned kind. I'm sure the Homemade kind is alot better. I love your measuring spoons. I love, love, love, hearts as well. If they come up missing, well, nevermind. LOL. Just kidding there. I like my Homemade Chicken Noodles Soup as a comfort food. I usually fix it when it's cold outside or if someone is sickly. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Heather said...

This looks so good!! Perfect for tonight's dinner!!!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Linda, this soup looks wonderful!! Perfect for our cold weather. Luv the spoons!! Connie

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love Mimi's!
They're soups are so delish...
I love the French Onion too!

Adrienne said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes. We don't have Mimi's in the Pacific Northwest. At least I don't think we do - if so, I've not seen it here. A dear friend took us there in southern California the last time we visited her. Low-fat Half and Half is available. I don't understand it but I know it's in our stores and makes a wonderful creamy soup. A nice bowl of stew - especially venison - is my comfort food. Add homemade or fresh bread or rolls and I'm in Heaven! ~Adrienne~

nannykim said...

Ok--this is so funny because I was looking through one of my oldest recipe boxes this past week, and in it I found my mom's old recipe for corn chowder and I had planned on making it soon and bought the ingredients. Now I'll have to compare recipes!! I love corn chowder , but it is not one of my husbands favorites because he prefers think meat stews, HUH--typically of some men! I love any and all kinds of soups (except I can't have flour!).

kbbryant said...

Linda, I ate at Mimi's for breakfast an hour ago. No soup but breakfast was great.

I have to say that your photos of the downed squirrel tree look very much like the neighborhoods near me. Then I read a post where you mention the WX fair, and Placerville. I think we live in the same neck of California's woods, so to speak. I live near Watt Avenue and Arden Way.

Kathy b

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I bet the chowder is delicious! Yes, we love eating at Mimi's. The measuring spoons are darling!


Tammy said...

I've not ever heard of a Mimi's but it sounds like a great place.
I bet the soup is delicious!

Those spoons are too cute!

Jackie said...

We are having chicken vegetable soup for supper tonight. I have started the simmering already. Nothing beats a warm bowl of soup on a cold day.

I love those measuring spoons.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those measuring spoons are absolutely adorable!! :)

FarmHouse Style said...

Linda, that looks soooo good! Thanks for the recipe. The measuring spoons are beautiful! What a thoughtful gift:)

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Susan's.


Teresa said...

Those measuring spoons are the cutest ever!! Thanks for the recipe.

What was your husband's job at Campbell Soup?

Take care

Gypsy Mermaid said...

OH my gosh I love those measureing hearts! Where in Texas did she get them? I live in Beaumont,TX.Fingers crossed I could find some! haha


Pen Pen said...

I love the measuring spoons. I would have thought them too pretty to use! I've not eaten at Mimi's, but I think there is a new one in the area that I will have to try soon! Your corn chowder looks and sounds yummy.

Sandra Evertson said...

This looks Delicious!
Sandra Evertson

Andi said...

I love soup...and of course I love Campbell Soup when I don't want to make homemade. There's nothing as good a a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of hot tomato soup on a chilly day!

Back Through Time said...

Your measuring spoons are adorable! I love all hearty soups in the winter months. Too bad we didn't live closer we could eat your soup while we sorted my stuff, LOL
Have a great weekend!

Esther Sunday said...

I LOVE THOSE SPOONS!!!!! I love to make soups during the winter. It makes the house extra cozy with the simmering smells... Love, Esther

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Those are the most adorable measuring spoons I've ever seen! Such a perfect tool to make comfort food. I love Mimi's. But it's soooo "dangerous". ;)

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Lib said...

Hi Linda,
I Love the spoons.THeir just too cute!
O.K. come on get crafting with me:o)
Hope you have agreat wkend.

Priscilla said...

Hi Linda,
The soup looks warm and comforting! Soup is also my fav on a cold day, and stew and dumplings! yum. I love the little spoons, they look vintage, are they? yes I do live in the country, in a small village. There are other villages around mine, they are also small, we have shops and a butcher and green grocer, etc., but our nearest town is 30 mins away. Thank you for you comments on the play photos I got them on the blog at last! ha,ha

priscilla x

bj said...

Ummm, this sounds very good.
My comfort food, the one that is good for my soul, is homemade CHICKEN AND DUMPLINS.
hugs, bj
oh, and the little heart spoons are precious

BittersweetPunkin said...

Looks yummy...and I LOVE your measuring spoons! So sweet! We don't have a MiMi's ....boohoo

Mississippi Songbird said...

The soup looks great.I love to make potato soup too..Great when it's cold outside.. oh, and chicken and dumplings..
Oh ..Now, I'm
Have a great weekend. Enjoyed reading your blog..

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love Mimi's Cafe, I will safe this recipe and make it soon. Thank-you for sharing with us.

Nan said...

A love those heart shaped spoons.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Linda, I printed that recipe right out and intend to make it tomorrow. Sounds so good. I loved your new heart measuring spoons. I got some new ones for Christmas and one of the spoons is for just a "pinch". Love it. I also noticed your green shakers in the first photo. Fabulous. Yesterday I took a long walk and looked for heart shaped stones. :)

Denise said...

I don't cook much anymore but I do think I will try this one... it is easy and quick... just me and DH here and we eat very simple.. salads and grilled fish... pretty boring huh?

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Linda, Today it was so cold and rainy. I made your corn chowder recipe. It was the perfect Sunday nite supper. Thank you for the recipe. Come see the bowl of chowder on my Sunday blog post. :) Lynn

Janet said...

Yum, I love corn chowder. We have always put a little bacon or crispy salt pork in it here in New England ( at least in our family). We don't have Mimi's here, but I have eaten in them in California and they are yummy and very pretty as I remember.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I love those heart measuring spoons. I'd feel so special every time I''d use them :-)

Charity Grace said...

Mmmm, I love corn chowder! Soup is my favorite wintertime food.

Dolly said...

Aw Linda I want a sis like you have! I love love loooove those sweet heart measureing spoons!
Too Too cute!!!!!!

Mmmm....the soup sounds yummy!
I am copying the recipe for a future soup day!

Hugz, Dolly