Well, today is the first day of December! It is snowing outside here in Michigan (the first snow fall of the winter). It just seems like the perfect day for gathering with the family around the kitchen table for a warm and comforting dinner of Clam Chowder! We have all our Christmas decorations up, and Carols playing on the computer – this is such a wonderful and happy time of year!
To all of you, Happy Holidays!
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Also, I will be posting my recipe for homemade Bread Bowls on Saturday. :)
Enjoy our Mom’s fabulous recipe for Clam Chowder!
Mom’s Delicious Clam Chowder
Submitted by Erin ~ The Sisters Cafe
1 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
2 c. diced potatoes
¾ c. butter
¾ c. flour
1 qt. half-and-half (sometimes I use whole milk, to make it healthier)
2 (6.5-oz) cans minced clams
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ Tb red wine vinegar
pepper to taste
Drain clams and reserve liquid. Pour liquid over prepared vegetables. Add water to barely cover the vegetables. Simmer over medium heat until vegetables are almost tender (this won’t take too long). In a saucepan, melt butter and add flour, making a roux with a whisk. Stir while adding cream. Cook and stir until smooth, without boiling. Add the roux to the vegetables and add clams, salt, vinegar, and pepper. Serve in warm bread bowls.
Makes 8 servings.