Ready, get set, go!
Here are my three:
2 baked potatoes - leftover (extra points for me)
2 ears of corn - yeah baby these are leftover also
1 onion - we don't subtract points for fresh or frozen. Now, if you chose a meat. Your point counter goes into negative territory.
Baked Potato and Grilled Corn Chowder
2 medium potatoes, baked
1/2 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 ears of corn or 1 can kernel corn
2 cups not-fat milk
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper, to taste
2 teaspoon chili powder
Spray corn with that cooking spray stuff. You know, the one in the yellow can. Or in my case the store brand. Way cheaper! Now, rub chili powder on it. ***cough, cough John cough cough** Place on hot grill or under the broiler. Watch it though, you don't want to burn it (is it just me that the broiler hates?) When it has those nice char marks take it off the grill to cool a little.
Bake the potatoes. If you are not using leftovers poke them a few time and stick them in the microwave until almost done. You know the drill. Peel and chop the potatoes. Set off to the side.
Chop the onions.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Toss in the onions. Cook into soft.
Add 2 tablespoons of flour to make a roux. Let this cook into it is a light gold color. Sorry, be sure to stir it a lot. Burning is bad.
Add milk. Let it come to a boil. This will thicken it. Turn down to medium again. Add potatoes and corn. Heat through. Salt and pepper and rest of the chili powder to taste.
Serve with crusty whole grain bread and salad.
I used non-fat milk to make this just a little lighter for my dieting friends. We afre all dieting aren't we? You're not? Oh, go ahead....use cream....make me cry. If you want it a little creamery add a little non-fat sour cream.
Now, what about you? If you need a recipe with your three ingredients please email me. I'll come up with something. Or, Head over to the Meatless Monday recipe site here Or the Epicurious meatless recipes here or Cindy's place at Vegetarian Mamma here
This would make a terrific Meatless Monday meal. It is cheap, easy, and fast (no, I wasn't describing myself. Though I understand how you could be mistaken).