I've been a bit under the weather lately. I was tempted to pass on this recipe but I saw Mardi's picture on Instagram and thought I should get off the sofa and get it done, with a bit of help from my sous chef, Gary. While I've been sick Gary baked a ham (he did his best to keep me fed thru my illness) so I asked him to use the bone to make broth for the potato chowder. He not only boiled the bone, he defatted the broth and cubed some of the ham. Adrianna, over at Great Food 360, said she used parsnips in place of some of the potatoes in her recipe so I used parsnips and potatoes and carrots and then added a can of green beans. I also used leeks and onions and garlic. It was simple and quite delicious and just what my sore throat needed.
I have a troubled history with corn bread. I make it and its good. The problem is it almost always sticks to the pan. I know the secret is to get the pan hot, really hot before adding the cornbread batter but I guess I've never gotten it quite hot enough....until tonight. It was perfect except for a dime size spot right in the center. I accept that as cornbread's way of mocking me.
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