Clark's Ham Potato Corn Chowder
Long time, no post. I'll try to fix that this year.
This is something to do with leftover ham from Christmas. It relies on a LOT of convenience items (condensed soups) that I don't use a lot. These Cream of Whatever soups are fantastic shortcuts in the kitchen, but they tend to be a little heavy on sodium and bland - so you really need to add your own flavors to make the dish special.
In a large skillet or sauce pan:
2 tbls butter
Add to the pot, and saute, until onions and celery are translucent:
2 medium onions, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 cup carrots, diced or shredded
1/2 cup celery, diced
Add, Bring to a simmer, and simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender
3 cups potatoes, diced
4 cups chicken broth
1 can, Campbells Cream of Celery Soup
1 can, Campbells Cheddar Cheese Soup
2 - 3 cups diced ham
1 can of creamed corn
Simmer for another 10 minutes, and the chowder is ready to serve. However, if your are feeling extravagant, and want to really bump up the comfort-and-joy you can add:
1 cup of heavy cream (optional)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Best enjoyed with some sourdough bread!