Monday, January 2, 2012

Sunday Soup

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'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


bermudaonion said...

We had soup yesterday, but I should have waited until today to fix it because it's freezing. I think having friends for lunch is a fabulous idea!

Kate said...

That sounds yummy! I love clam chowder and have been searching for a good recipe. I will be giving this a try. Thank you!

I sat down with a cookbook after "de-Christmasing"! I browsed through Comfort Food. Yum.

Karen said...

Love clam chowder and this looks yummy - even if it is in a white bowl. We've been eating a lot of soup lately. Really warms us up. I can't believe that it's 50 here today! 50 degrees, sunny, slight breeze. Beautiful!

~Jess said...

That looks delicious! Now I want soup and some homemade bread for dinner ....yum!

teresa said...

heavenly indeed!

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