Friday, November 18, 2011

Potato Chowder

Long time no post? There has been so much going on lately. I will admit this deployment has had it's challenges. It is easy to let days go by and then wonder where they went. Add to that several health challenges I have had to deal with and adjust to. The hardest part is that I am supposed to eliminate sugar from my diet! Me? I am a sugar addict! Watch out Splenda here I come. (I'll post some of my experiments replacing sugar with splenda when I get brave.)

This recipe goes back almost ten years and in calculating the calories and nutrition I was pleasantly surprised that it is indeed healthy. One serving is 158 calories, 1.9g fat and 5.7g of protein. If you're worried about sodium you'll want to omit or substitute because celery itself is high in sodium. 

Okay, enough of the nutrition lesson. Use up those last few potatoes and have a belly warming comfort soup that is easy to throw together. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 Tbls flour
  • 2 c chicken broth
  • 2 c milk
  • 3 large potatoes diced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley
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Directions

Melt butter in large soup pan. Add celery and onion and cook until tender on medium heat.

Sprinkle flour over vegetables. Cook three more minutes. 

Add broth, milk and potatoes. 


Season to taste.
Cook at a slow boil until potatoes are soft. 45+  minutes.

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