Fall is here!!! Are you as excited as I am?
Oh, and don't forget all the great meals... soups, stews, and chowders.
Mmm, mmm, good!
And did I mention the holidays? Yep. Don't forget about the holidays.
To celebrate the new season and all the coming months of cool weather, I thought I'd begin sharing some of my favorite recipes for this time of year.
To begin with...
One of our most anticipated meals of the season is a nice chowder with a Swiss cheese and potato base. It is definitely a family favorite! (Right up there with Chicken 'n Dumplings!) I like to serve it with homemade dinner rolls. Mmmm...
Chicken and Broccoli Chowder
2 c. chicken broth
1/3 c. chopped onion
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli
1 1/3 c. dry instant mashed potatoes flakes
2 c. cut-up cooked chicken
2 c. shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz.)
2 c. milk
1/2 tablespoon salt
Heat broth, onion, and broccoli to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 min. Stir in potatoes until well blended; stir in remaining ingredients. Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until hot and cheese is melted, about 5 min.
Note: I prefer to make this using a whole chicken. I just boil it and shred the meat. That way I have fresh chicken broth as well. Shredded or diced... it's a great meal.
*I've had this recipe for so many years that I have no idea where it came from... otherwise I would give credit.
Even the kids like this chowder. It's great for leftovers in their lunchboxes. Just ask my youngest daughter. She'll take it to school every day until it's all gone.
And another bonus... it freezes very well.
Mary Ann :)