Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Garden Patch Chowder

This has been a favorite of mine since the good ol' days in Moscow!  This was a recipe submitted to the Ward Cookbook "Cookin' the Moscow Way" by Heidi Wilford.

Veggie Mixture:
2 1/2 cups water
2 medium carrots, diced
4 large potatoes, cubed
1 cup chopped celery
1 -2 cups corn
3 Tbs. chopped onion
1 Tbs. salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper (to taste)

Cheese Sauce:
1/4 cup butter  (I try to get away with less)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Bring veggie mixture to boil.  Reduce and simmer 15 min.  In a (separate) small saucepan, melt butter.  Stir in flour until smooth.  Remove from heat and add milk and broth.  Bring to a boil stirring constantly over medium heat for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and stir in cheese.  Add to veggie mixture.  Do not boil.

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