Fry bacon,remove from pan. Pour off all but 3tbs fat. Add onion, elery, green pepper and bay leaf. Saute about 8 minutes or until tender. Mix in flour, add undrained corn, milk, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until soup comes to a boil and slightly thickened.
Just before serving, stir in 1 cup cheese. Pass remaining cheese and bacon to spoon on top.
Cathy- I add more celery, whole ground pepper, more cans of corn, 1 each and red &/or yellow pepper.
1 1/2 quarts. 4 dinner servings.
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