I made this for dinner tonight. My husband, who is not health-conscious, said it was "so-o-o good!". I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and used half and half for the milk and I also sauteed my celery and onion in 2 T. bacon fat and omitted the butter, and saved the crunchy bacon to add in at the end. When it was done, I was surprised at the blandness of the soup after using such savory ingredients, and I thought the corn was way too sweet for the soup. I tossed in some chopped red bell pepper and added more salt, pepper and paprika, then added a little Velveeta cheese. It helped a little bit, but perhaps I should just try something like a "loaded baked potato soup" recipe, or another kind of chowder that doesn't call for any sweet ingredients. Just my personal taste I guess, because Hubby just went back for another big bowl. In retrospect, it would have been fine just to use the half and half for part of the milk, as the resulting soup was very rich and fattening. I could easily see children loving this soup for the same reason I didn't care for it. I gave it 4 stars for my husband's reaction; it would have been 2 stars for myself.
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I made this for dinner tonight. My husband, who is not health-conscious, said it was "so-o-o...