Saturday, January 5, 2008

Clam Chowder

This is the reason our son Jesse won't be a vegetarian. One day we were eating and he asked if he could be a vegetarian. They had been studying the food chain at school, and it bothered him that we eat animals. (Meanwhile he's complaining that the "Spring Verity" salad tastes weird and he doesn't want to finish it.) We discussed this some more and then he asked for seconds on the chowder-- because he loves it. Brian said "You know, you wouldn't be able to eat this if you were a vegetarian." You could see it settle in his mind- there was no more "maybe." He would never be a vegetarian! lol

Clam Chowder
1 TB butter
1/4 c. onion, diced
6 med. potatoes, diced
2 6 oz cans minced clams
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper

Melt butter in large pot. Add diced onions and saute. Add water and diced potatoes. (Just enough water to cover potatoes.) Bring to boil and cook until potatoes are fork-tender. Mash with a potato masher a few times- you want to leave it a little chunky. Add canned clams (with juice), salt and pepper. Add 1/2 of the can of milk. Mix flour into the rest of the milk, add to soup and stir until thickened.

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