A friend gave this recipe to me in the 1980’s. Not only did we share recipes, but also we raised and showed dogs, bred horses, raised children and genuinely clicked as friends. This soup was the school children’s favourite when our girls were young, and the recipe spread amongst the island’s families. It then moved on to being a mainstay of the Soup’s On program, and was included in the island’s cookbook. So, thanks once again, Colleen, for sharing this with us all.
It continues to nourish us during the fall, winter and early spring. I try to keep a tin of creamed corn in the pantry, just for this.
1 yellow onion
2 stalks celery
4 good-sized potatoes (or 5/6 smaller ones)
2 c boiling water
1½ t salt
½ t pepper
¼ c butter
¼ c flour
2 c milk – room temperature or slightly heated
2 c grated cheddar (about 8 oz / 225 gr)
Peel, trim and chop carrots & onion, not bigger than ½” pieces.
In another pot, melt the butter over medium heat, add in the flour and whisk to combine.
Slowly add in the milk, whisking to create a white sauce.
When thickened, stir in the cheese and corn.