I've deChristmased the house! Except for the spirit, of course.
And now I'm off to read this (and relax, because I'm pooped!):
Just in case you are disappointed (that I'm not posting a new recipe), I DID make soup yesterday (Sunday)...clam chowder. It's just that I have made it and posted it before, but, we can do a rewind or an update, cuz it's really good soup!
I invited friends for lunch.
I never invite anyone for lunch.
It was quite nice.
I invited them for 'after church.'
The Handyman and I didn't go to church. (what lazy bums!)
Neither did they. (we tend to like lazy bums, I guess)
But, I made Heavenly Clam Chowder. That's got to count for something, right?
I think I 'll do lunch more often....it's easy and no 'dinner party' pressure. And a big pot of soup is just the thing.
My original post is here, but I will recap and give you a new picture. (note to self: in the future, white bowls are not good for taking pics of a cream soup)
Heavenly Clam Chowder
from my friend Barb Brown.
( Heavenly is the name Barb gave me)
(and this is exactly how she wrote the recipe for me)
Cut 5 slices bacon into 1-inch pieces and cook in the soup kettle till limp.....about 5 minutes.
Add 1 large chopped onion and 1 cup chopped celery and cook until onion is limp...about 10 minutes.
Add 3-4 potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks, 1/4 cup parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1 quart chicken broth.
Cover and and cook until potatoes are tender...about 30 minutes.
Stir in 2 10oz cans of minced clams with liquid.
Stir in 1 quart of milk and cook until soup is hot, but not boiling.
Blend 5-6 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water until smooth and add to the soup.
Continue cooking until soup boils and thickens.
Taste and add more salt if necessary.
Things I did differently
I used only 1/2 onion
I used half and half instead of milk
I used "new" potatoes and left the skin on and I think I added an extra one.
I used 3 cans of minced clams with juice
I used more than a quart of chicken broth/stock
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