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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Winter Garden Chowder
With tonight's weather getting a bit colder I thought I might share with you a soup that is perfect for a cold winter evening. It uses great seasonal winter veggies as well. Mix and match the veggies
1/2 chopped green pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup butter 1 cup each diced potato, celery, cauliflower, carrot and broccoli 3 cups water 3 chicken bouillon cubes (or just 3 cups of chicken broth to replace water and bouillon) 1 teaspoon salt 3 garlic cloves or 1-2 tsp of garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup flour or arrowroot powder 2 cups milk 1 Tbls minced fresh parsley 1/8-1/4 tsp of each the following spices: paprika, coriander, ground mustard (increase as desired) 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (can be adjusted as desired, as I rarely use more than 2 cups of cheese)
In a Dutch oven or large pot, saute green pepper, onion and butter until tender. Add vegetables, water, bouillon, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Combine flour and milk until smooth; stir into pan. Allow to thicken at a low temperature. Add the parsley and other spices. Just before serving, stir in the cheese until melted. Yield: 6-8 servings. This chowder freezes very well also! Just allow room for expansion.