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.
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:
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.