On my Cars and Ribbons Facebook page, I recently posted a link to Pioneer Woman's Corn and Cheese Chowder. Here are a couple shortcuts to make this delicious dish that will lessen the time in the kitchen and leave more time to enjoy it!
The original recipe calls for 5 ears of corn with the kernels cut off and 3 whole bell peppers. So, I bought 3 cans of corn with red and green bell peppers. So much easier that cutting off all those kernels!
Since I love the flavor of bell peppers, I wanted to add more than just what was in the cans. In the freezer section of the grocery store, you can easily find a bag of 3 pepper and onion blend.
I poured half the bag in a bowl and stuck it in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Then, I poured the peppers and onions in my handy dandy food chopper and "chopped" them.
The recipe also calls for 3 pieces of bacon, cut into pieces. I headed to the condiment aisle at the store and picked up a bag of real bacon bits. No extra cutting needed.
I followed the directions as written on the recipe, but used these shortcuts. It saves time in the kitchen, but still tastes sooooo good! Enjoy!