Thursday, October 4, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday!!!

Before I start I want to tell you about something going on in Blogland, for those of you who have been around for a while you may remember the wonderful lady at "Overwhelmed with Joy" hosting the Holiday Cooking Blogger Style last year.

Well she's doing it again and I'm definitely going to be participating, I shared some of my family's favorite Holiday recipes last year and can't wait to share more. So if this is something you're interested in doing, just go on over and read the rules and explanation.


Morning ladies, it's thursday and time for another Slow Cooking Thursday. I'm sporting a new SCT banner so go ahead and update your old ones when you get a chance.

Thank you again to all the participants, I've gotten such a wonderful collection of recipes already and can't wait to see more.

Don't forget to add your name to Mr Linky and a link back to your SCT post so others can come by and see your recipe too.

I tried 2 new slow cooker recipes this week and they were pretty good....Swiss Steak and Italian Sausage Penne. Also a thumbs up to Cheri for her Slow Cooked Caramel Apples, the kids LOVED them.

Here's the one for today:



NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
Virginia Watson, Scranton, PA


1/2 c. butter, melted
2 T. onion powder
2 t. dried thyme
2 stalks celery, chopped
46-oz. can clam juice
2 cubes chicken bouillon
2 bay leave
3 16-oz. cans whole potatoes, drained and diced
3 10-oz. cans whole baby clams
2 c. light cream
2 c. milk
salt and pepper to taste

In a slow cooker, stir together butter, onion powder, thyme and celery; cook on high setting for 30 minutes. Add clam juice, bouillon, bay leaves and potatoes. Cover and continue cooking on high setting for 2 hours. Add clams and their juice; turn setting to low and cook for an additional 2 hours. Stir in cream and milk; cook for an additional one hour, or until heated through. Before serving, discard bay leaves; add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6 servings.

Arrange seashels and beach glass from your last vacation on a cake stand. Tuck in some tea lights too....a sweet reminder of happy family times!


16 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

Sound delicious, Sandra. Have a wonderful Thursday.

Michelle said...

oh my husband will love this!!!!Thanks for hosting every week.Have a great day..

Renee's Ramblings said...

I can't wait to try this one! Thank you- this is my all time favorite soup!! Hope your feeling better.

Deb said...

AS Emeril would say... " BAM"!

Kyra said...

Can't wait to try the Penne!

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Courtney said...

I have never had Clam chowder & have always wanted to try it. I never attempted it thinking it would be to difficult but this seems pretty simple. I'm so fixing this! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs.T said...

Love the new look, Sandra... hope you are feeling better. I've just gotten over being a "fall sickie" myself.

Thanks for hosting!

Michelle said...

I bet Joe would really like this!

mjpuzzlemom said...

My son will really love this and I bet I can get him to make it himself. Putting it away for a few weeks to try when the weather cools.


MJ

Kelly said...

I just wanted to say thanks for hosting this Slow Cooking Thursday Group! I found your site randomly online and am so glad I did! I just posted my very first slow cooking recipe on my blog and can't wait to try all of these new recipes on your site! :)

Katrina in Wa. said...

So many new thingsto try and not enough days to cook them...

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

Sandra hope you are feeling better. You are probably just like the rest of us moms ~ you do what you have to do! I love Clam Chowder, especially in Bread Bowls. Take Care

Mari said...

More great recipes. Thanks for doing this every week, even when you aren't feeling great! We appreciate you!

Elizabeth said...

Hi sandra,
Dave plans to put you a box in the post tomorrow. We both have been really sick. Thanks for doing this every weeek.
Hope you feel better soon too.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hi!!! I love the new fall look on your blog!!! Nice!

SueakaNana said...

You asked me how i like the split pea soup yes yummy, as usual. i can't believe how easy it is. but now that i see the clam chowder i will have to try this one out on mike we both like it. thanks. sue