Friday, October 15, 2010

Golden Cheese Chowder - Week 6

Soup recipes are slowly but surely coming out of the recipe box as the cold weather indicates that winter is indeed on the way. Yesterday I was on a mission to find a new soup recipe that I could put califlower in...and I came up with the delicious recipe below that I tweaked a bit;) From Dad down to Anna (Natalie and Laura ate sandwhich's), everyone liked it a lot!!

Golden Cheese Chowder

1/2C. Butter
2/3C. Flour
4C. Milk
4C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3C. Water
6 Large Potatoes
1C. Celery, sliced
1C. Carrots, sliced
1/2C. Onion, diced (we were out, so I chopped up a few green onions)
1 head of Califlower, chopped (I added this ingredient!)
1t. Salt
2C. Ham, diced and cooked (I used 1# of cooked bacon)

Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk. Cook over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Add cheese, stirring well until cheese is melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine the water, salt and all the vegetables in a large stock pot. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat and cover, simmering for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in cheese sauce and ham. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated, but do not boil.

*At the end, I added about 3-4 more cups of water to thin the soup out a little bit and I added a little bit more salt too;)*

Enjoy this delicious meal with some homemade biscuits and a salad or fruit on the side~

If you are looking for a great way to try out new recipes and expand your cooking skills, go over to Meredith's to join in on the fun and gather other meal ideas.
Have a blessed weekend...I may be back again soon:)
In Christ Alone,


Elizabeth Rose said...

Mmm, it looks so good, Jenna! I should ask my mom if we can make it one time. :)

I saw your blog button on another blog, and I came over to check it out. What a lovely Christian girl you are! I'm now following, and I look forward to getting to "know" you better!

Elizabeth Rose

Natasha Atkerson said...

I'll have to check out her blog! That soup looks really good! My mom and I have been trying to get some new recipes into the diet (more healthy as well)
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Anna Olivia said...

Ahhhh, that's sound delightfully seasonal and scrumptious! ~*~

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Elizabeth said...

Hi Jenna!

That looks so good! I might just use that recipe here pretty quick at our house! :) Will I see you sometime on Tuesday?? I hope so!


Farmgirl Cyn said...

YUM! I have a huge head of cauliflower I have to cook up soon...this might be just the ticket!

Caroline said...

Oh dear...this looks SOOOO good. I'm drooling. Haha!

Anonymous said...


Megan said...

Hey Jenna,
I just wanted to quickly drop in and say...
HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!
I hope you have an amazing day! You are an amazing girl and I know that you have been an encouragement to a lot of young ladies including me :) Thank-you!

Love Megan

Rachel said...

I made your pumpkin bread yesterday afternoon - it was fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Now for the delicious looking soup . . .

Michelle (She Looketh Well) said...

hey jenna! that looks sooo good! Just wanted to see how you were doing! I love you bunches! Love Victoria

Näna said...

Thank so much for sharing. Looks delicious!

Layla said...

That looks delicious! I'm surprised you eat pork though, aren't you Messanic?

FYI: I've noticed this a few times on your blog, apostrophes (') should not be used to denote plurals, only ownership. So, "They ate sandwiches." is correct, because the sandwiches aren't owning anything. "They ate Jenna's sandwiches" would be correct, because the sandwiches were yours. Also, cauliflower is traditionally spelled with a u.