'Are you ready for some football?'
Well, Michigan lost the game this weekend but my hubby liked the football menu this week.
I decided to make a clam chowder. I found a wonderful chowder recipe at http://www.food.com/ and then made a few changes to make it my own.
2 tablespoon butter
1 cup diced onions
1/4 cup diced carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped leeks
1 clove chopped garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 quart whole milk
2 can chopped or minced clams with juice
1 1/2 cups diced potatoes
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white ground pepper
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/2 cup heavy cream
In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, leeks, and garlic. Saute for three minutes mixing often.
Remove from heat and stir in the flour, mixing well. Add milk and whisk well.
Drain the clams and add the juice to the soup. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce the heat to simmer. Then add the seasoning and the potatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add clams and simmer an additional 5-8 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the cream. Season again with black ground pepper and salt to taste.
In addition to the clam chowder I served cheesy biscuits and a orange cranberry salad.
Happy Sweetest day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol