Thursday, October 08, 2009
The fair is in town. The leaves on the dogwood trees are red. There is a chill in the air, which means I can finally make and enjoy soup. Or in this case I can make and enjoy chowder. I woke up on one of these rainy, gray, cool days we've been having and I needed something warm in my belly. This certainly did the trick.
It's a thick, creamy chowder with pops of flavor from onion, celery and pepper, and it's a filling dish with big, creamy chunks of potato and tasty bits of beef, which are browned first. I put this chowder together in no time then dumped it in the slow cooker (which I sprayed first) to keep it warm for dinner. It was nice to have dinner made early and to eat it hot when I came home on my dinner break later that evening.
It's kid-friendly, husband-approved, and, most important, it's easy on the cook!
Cheeseburger Chowder (Scroll for recipe. It's one of her recipes for the week!)
This Week's Menu
Two years ago: Glazed Meatloaf, on National Meatloaf Day!