Every Friday Jenny hosts Foody Friday. The theme for this week is SOUP! I love soup. Do you? If so, here's one to try.
It comes from my Uncle Wayne. When he cooks, everyone wants seconds! I chose this recipe because it's tasty, easy and most ingredients are staples (for our family anyway). Oh. And it's very kid-friendly.
Cheddar Ham Chowder
2 c. water
2 c. cubed, peeled potatoes
1/2 c. carrots, sliced
1/2 c. celery, diced or sliced
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. butter (half stick)
1/4 c. flour
2 c. milk
2 c. sharp cheddar, shredded
16 oz. can kernel corn (or throw in some frozen)
1 1/2. cubed ham, fully cooked, of course
In large saucepan bring water, potatioes carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes (until veggies are JUST tender). Remove from heat; DO NOT DRAIN. Meanwhile, in amedium saucepan, melt butter. Blend in flour. Add milk, all at once; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add cheese and stir until melted. Stir into undrained vegetables and heat. Add corn and ham; heat through, stirring occasionally.
You might want to double this recipe if you're making it for a family of five or more...or if you want leftovers. If you have any questions, let me know.