Thursday, January 8, 2015

3 C's - Chowder, Cheddar biscuits, and a Cat in a basket

It has been COLD!  Teens during the day and negative numbers at night and mornings.  Tonight I wanted to make something for supper that would warm us up.  3 C's it is!  Chowder...so comforting and filling.  Cheddar biscuits...yummy and satisfying.  The last C...well, let's just say it will warm your heart...you'll see at the end of this post ;-)

This chowder has evolved over time, to include more ingredients than the original recipe.  Don't you just love a recipe like that?  Keep tweaking it until it is just right!

Chowder recipe:
6 medium sized potatoes, peeled and diced
water
4 cups milk
1 can corn
1 onion, diced
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Put diced potatoes in pot and cover with water.  Add salt.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until tender.  Drain.

Put potatoes back in pot and use enough milk to cover potatoes by at least a couple inches (approximately 4 cups).

Add corn, onion, carrots, celery, butter, salt, and pepper.  Heat to right before boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until onion is softened.

Add cheese.  Stir and heat until melted.

Top with bacon before serving.





With this chowder, I like to serve it with some type of crusty bread or biscuit.  This cheddar biscuit is gooey delicious with a nice herb butter melted on top.

Cheddar biscuit with melted, herb butter recipe:
Pre-heat oven to 400'
1 1/4 cup baking mix
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 water
2 tablespoons butter
garlic powder, parsley, pepper (1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon each)

Mix baking mix, cheese, and water together.  Place 8 spoon fulls on baking stone.
Bake at 400' for 10 - 12 minutes.

While they are baking, melt 2 tablespoons butter in microwave.  Stir in garlic powder, parsley and pepper.


As soon as you take the biscuits out of the oven, brush the melted herb butter all over.



And for the last C...drum roll please...

It's my Cat!  Ginger loves to snuggle in this basket.  She loves it even more in front of a warming, cozy fire.  So adorable...always warms my heart (smile).

12 comments:

  1. Love it! Those are both recipes I might try. I'm not a big cook ;-).

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    1. I hope you try them Sara...and of course put one of your cats in a basket ;-)

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  2. May I come over for dinner? Your soup and biscuits look so good. I love the idea of adding the herb butter to the biscuits. And, Ginger is adorable. She's so cute sitting in that basket.

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    1. I wish I could send you some via the internet ;-) The herb butter on top of the biscuits takes it to a whole new level!

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    1. Wish I could send you some through this world wide web Teresa ;-) Hope you are staying cozy and warm.

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  4. A good receipe and a very cute cat.

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  5. Thank you for your nice comments Ileana!

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  6. In have not had chowder for the longest time and this is the perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing with us. Your cat looks precious by the way!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Hi Susan, The chowder really hits the spot on a cold day or really any day ;-)

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  7. Your biscuits look amazing!! So glad you shared your post on the HomeAcre Hop Hope to see you again tomorrow!
    - Nancy
    On The Home Front

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I have made them again since I did this post...yummy!

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