Friday, December 25, 2009


Each Christmas Eve, we have a family tradition of eating clam chowder. Lon said that we couldn't just have soup, but that we needed some filling food too. In order to please Lon, I made grilled paninis. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any panini bread in good ole Wyoming (no surprise there). Instead I bought ciabatta bread and artisan bread. I roasted some veggies and then assembled the sandwiches. The meat ones were full of salami, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. The veggie ones were piled high with roasted veggies, tomatoes, avocado, and Swiss cheese. The last step was to grill the sandwiches...they were a delicious pair with the classic clam chowder that mom made. Here is the recipe for mom's yummy clam chowder (I usually hate clam chowder, but this recipe is a winner):

Mom's Clam Chowder
Fry 8 slices of bacon, crumble
Fry 1 medium onion (chopped) in 2 T. bacon grease
Put bacon and onion in a soup pot full of 1 qt. water
Add 1 t. salt and pepper
Add 8 cups cubed potatoes
Add 1 can corn
Add 1 carrot, chopped
Add 1 qt. scalded milk
Add 6-7 cans of clams (including clam juice)
Simmer until veggies are tender
Add 1 c. cream (or evaporated milk)
Thicken with 7-8 T. flour (or cornstarch) in 1/2 c. water
Add 2 1/2 t. salt, and black pepper and garlic salt to taste

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