Friday, November 7, 2008

Good Soup for a Cold Day

Golden Potato Chowder
Makes 6 cups
2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
2 cups chopped potatoes
Dash pepper
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Bring broth, vegetables, chives and seasonings to boil in medium saucepan on high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 10 minutes. Do not drain. Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour. Cook 2 minutes or until bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring until well blended. Cook on medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Add cheese; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Add vegetable mixture; cook until heated through. Do not boil.

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