Soup Season

Our household has been enjoying soup this fall.  Our favorite is clam chowder.  All three boys love it as much as their father, so I make it often!

I do not have a real recipe and each time it is a bit different, but I enjoy the process every time.

Here is what I do – amounts are not critical, just be creative!

Canned clams.  Minced or chopped are great.

Strain and reserve the clam juice.

Dice up an onion.

Dice celery.

Add a stick of butter.  (not a low fat recipe :)

Saute the celery and onion in butter until tender.

Peel potatoes and dice up.  Boil potatoes in the clam juice until tender.

Add potatoes & clam juice to the celery and onion.  Add clams.

Now to make the cream sauce:

Butter:

Flour

Simmer.

Add half & half – I use milk sometimes as well, or a mixture of the two.

Cook until thickened and smooth.

Add to clam mixture.

Season with salt and pepper

and Old Bay Seasoning.

While soup is simmering; knit.  Which is of course, the most important step!

The hats are coming along.

Eat and enjoy.

7 Comments on “Soup Season

  1. Yum thinking I will have to make some soon! I made soup this past weekend with the carcass of the Turkey, Grandma Gerbers Turkey and rice soup! Yummy too :)

  2. My family will agree this chowder is awesome! Even Taylor who doesn’t like clams, thinks it’s delicious! Hpoefully I’ll have better luck copying your recipe than I do with my knitting…I’m at a stand still until I get some serious help : ( .

  3. For someone who doesn’t like clam chowder either…it looks good to me too!
    I’d also like to know what that yarn is. :)

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