We cooked a lot this weekend and I tried this recipe I found in my Boston Globe cookbook (I made a few changes to my liking). I originally made it because we had a potluck lunch after church yesterday and I had signed up to bring some. Very tasty and incredibly easy! Basic ingredients I usually have around, with the exception of bacon. It was really good, and It think I might even eat the leftovers for lunch today. Yum! I'm doubling the recipe because 6 servings is just never enough for us.
8 slices bacon, diced small
1 large onion, finely chopped
8 c peeled and diced potatoes
1/2 c mashed potato
2 c water
2-12 oz cans of evaporated milk (thicker than regular milk, less fat than cream)
4 c frozen or fresh corn, cut from the cob
3/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper
a dash of cayenne pepper
Cook bacon in the bottom of a large heavy bottomed pot. Add onions and continue to cook til tender. Add water and dicedpotatoes, simmer til potatoes are tender. Add milk and mashed potato (helps it to thicken a bit), and stir to combine. Add corn, salt, pepper, cayenne. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes.