Washington Chowder

Here is a delicious recipe that has been handed down through my husband's family for generations and is a great favorite. Whenever the family gets together they ask my mother-in-law to make it. It is a soup that her mother made when she was young. She was of french descent so maybe it came from the old country. Wherever it originated from it is now is a favorite with me, my children and my grandchildren.

This is a smooth and creamy chowder but yet has the texture of the vegetables and I love the flavor of the cream with the tomatoes. It probably has a lot of calories but sometimes you just have to eat to please your taste buds.

This chowder is a great appetizer but it also makes a full meal at lunch time.

Washington Chowder

1 cup diced potatoes

2 cups water

1 small onion

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup stewed tomatoes

3/4 cup corn

1/2 cup heavy cream

Peel and dice the potatoes. Slice the onions in long skinny strips and cook in the water with the potatoes. When tender, add the tomatoes and corn. Heat until warm but not boiling. Stir in the cream and salt. Cautiously heat until the cream is warm being careful to prevent sticking and scorching.

Serve with crackers or bread and butter.

Serves 4

Prepare this recipe for your family and although this chowder has not been handed down from your grandmother it may still become a tradition in your family.