Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder & 11/30 What's Cooking Wednesday

So I don't know about where you guys are at, but it's COLD here in Louisiana.
Of course, my cold is probably nothing compared to you "northerners".
You're probably thinking I'm a wimp.
But it was 62 degrees in my house when I woke up the other day.
Yep... the heat came on that day (my first time to turn on the heat in my house).
Right now, highs are in the 60s, lows in the 30s.
What's the weather like where you are?

Anyways, the cold weather is seriously wrecking me.
I've been sick for over a week now.
Started with a little sore throat.
Then a cough.
Then severe congestion.
Luckily I only lost my ability to taste for 1 day.

Well, one of the days I was sick I really wanted some soup.
I really enjoyed that broccoli soup I recently made.
But I wanted something different... a little variety.

So I played off of that recipe, and searching online, to make my own recipe.
And this recipe is DELICIOUS!
Now I didn't even think about taking pictures as I went (blame the sickness).
But I do have a few of the finished project :)

Ok, enough teasing... without further ado...

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder


3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion {chopped}
4 garlic cloves {minced}

2 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups white wine
1/2 cup half & half
1 cup milk

your choice of vegetables {chopped}
{I used 1 head of broccoli, a handful of baby carrots, 1 tomato, 1 zucchini, 2 red potatoes}

1 onion soup mix packet
2 tbsp dried chives
salt & pepper to taste

1 cup cheddar cheese {shredded}
4 oz Velveeta cheese {diced}


In a large pot, cook onions and garlic in olive oil until soft.
Stir often to keep garlic from burning.

Add the chicken stock, white wine, half & half, and milk.
Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes.

Add the chopped vegetables.
Here's where you can customize.
Add as many kinds and as much vegetables as you want.
Cook for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft, stirring often.
{time will vary depending on size of vegetables}

Add the onion soup mix, chives, salt, and pepper.
Cook for 5 more minutes.

Add the cheese, stir until melted.


It was SO good! It made a TON of soup too!

If you make it, let me know how it turns out for you :)

Ok, for 2 week ago's What's Cooking Wednesday features.
{sorry about last week- with the holidays and being sick- it didn't mix well with cooking}

Need a DELICIOUS, warm recipe?
Check out this one for Chicken and Dumplings over at Permanent Posies!

This MexiCrescent Casserole over at Sweet Southern Home looks YUMMY!
I really want to try this recipe... I love Mexican food :)

Ooooh... Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies over at I'm Not a Trophy Wife.
They. Look. AMAZING!

Now.... It's time to see what you have been cooking up lately!

Add as many recipes as you'd like!

Look for featured ones next week too!
Your recipe could be a favorite!

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5 comments: said...

Thanks Courtney for the feature! Hope you start feeling better! We are suppose to get a little snow here in Colorado tomorrow! laura said...

Thanks for the feature Courtney! hope you start feeling better. The soup looks delicious!

Mommy Bags said...

Mmmmmm that looks yummy I might have to try this since it has gotten really cold here in CA...And yes we are being wimps here in CA 62 is CoLd!So soup is the way to go. New follower from the hop hope you can come by and say hello.


Thanks so much for featuring my Chicken and Dumplings! That is such a delight and made my day! Your soup looks divine!

Carrie said...

Wow, thank you so much for featuring me :) I'm honored and I'm grabbing your button!!

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