I am trying to do more in the kitchen with my eldest who is 6 years old. At the moment, she is very interested in recipes (I should say, creating her own!), but we never seem to find the time to try them out so as part of my New Years Vows, we are putting some time aside once a week to do something she wants to try 🙂 This amounted to lunch for today… she was the Head Chef and I was the Sous Chef! She chose to try to make Sweetcorn Chowder which I have been threatening to make for ages. This is how we got on 🙂

Sweetcorn Chowder

Our recipe:

Ingredients

  • 350 g frozen sweetcorn, defrosted
  • 6 rashers maple-cured bacon (you could use cubed pancetta or leave it out altogether if you prefer, or even add smoked chillies instead)
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 baking potato, cut into small cubes
  • 1 very low salt Kallo vegetable stock cube
  • 250 ml whole milk (we used whole milk because of the kids, but skimmed would also be fine)
  • 250 ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp extra mature grated cheddar
  • 1/4 tsp spoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • ground black pepper to taste (I was informed that this definitely made a difference by the said Head Chef!!!)

Method

  • cut up the bacon into small strips (we used scissors to cut ours up)
  • fry the bacon till starting to crisp then remove from the pan (sneak a taste)
  • in the same pan, fry the onions, potatoes and spices together for around 5 minutes until the onions soften (taste again to see how cooked the potatoes are!)
  • add the milk, water and stock cube and bring to the boil, cook for a further 5 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. (have a taste :))
  • add the sweet corn and half of the bacon and allow the soup to come back up to a boil (taste, of course)
  • turn off the heat and use a hand blender to puree the soup. We didn’t want fully pureed soup as we like a bit of texture. (have another taste to check the seasoning)
  • dish up and top with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese and the remaining crispy bacon
  • eat up and enjoy!

All in all we were in the kitchen for 30 minutes which was slow going considering, but little 6-year-old fingers don’t work as fast (…and it doesn’t help to have an 8 month old trying to climb your leg at the same time!) It was so yummy (all the way through :)) and Phillipa was so pleased to have made it herself. We had lots of fun doing it together. Got to make the most of the time we have and create more of these precious memories!

Lots of love x

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About My Primal Corner

I'm just a Mom, doing my bit to raising healthy, happy kids while indulging a passion for food and travel. We follow and Paleo/Primal diet and keep dreaming about actually living the lifestyle.

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