2 cups water
2 cups diced potatoes
1 /.2 cup diced carrots
1 /2 cup diced celery
1 /4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 /4 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large kettle. Boil 10 to 12 minutes. Meanwhile make white sauce. Stir sauce into undrained vegetable mixture. Heat throughout.
1 /4 cup butter
1 /4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese,grated
1 cup cubed ham or fried bacon crumbs
In a small saucepan melt the butter. Add flour and stir until smooth (about 1 minute). Slowly add milk while stirring. Cook until thickened. Add grated cheese and stir until melted. Toss in ham or bacon.
Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas Lovina. This recipe sounds wonderful. My husband likes cheese chowder so I'll make this & see how he likes it. We had a decent snowfall the past couple of days as I'm sure you did. Living in Michigan you never know what the weather will do.
nice to share Christmas day with you all. looking forward to hearing about the ingenious clever items exchanged with the extended family.
This soup is fantastic. I have never made anything like this and got it a little too thick but thinned it with milk just a little when warming it up the next day. It is as good day 2 as when first made. Cannot say enough how simple and delicious it is.
Linda, glad the soup turned out so well for you...I think I know what I am going to make during the next cold snap!:)
Lovina, I was thrilled when you said you received a cookbook from a friend in Dayton, VA. We live just a few miles away from there. I think I have the same cookbook your friend sent you, Mennonite Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley. This has a recipe for Cheddar Cheese Chowder on page 55 that seemed to be the same one you put in the paper. My family's other favorites are the Chicken Marsala on p.115 and the Hamburger Stroganoff on p.134.
Thank you so much for mentioning a little thing that makes me feel closer to you.