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I have turned into a planner.  When I first started this blog, I really just blogged as I cooked.  If I was cooking a lot, there were lots of new blog posts.  If I didn’t feel like cooking, the blog posts slowed down.

But as time has gone by, and as I have had 1, 2 and then 3 children, planning has become essential.  Now, I like to have my posts planned out about a month in advance.  This worked perfectly toward the end of my pregnancy.  It felt good to have a month worth of posts planned and cooked.  And it was even nicer to not have to worry about cooking after the baby came.

I still have a few recipes that are waiting to be posted, but this past weekend, I sat down to make sure that I had December’s posts at least planned out.  And what I realized is that December is going to be full of lots of treats.  And pizza.  While I know that we all are still eating dinner every night during the holiday season, it’s just not as fun to talk about dinner when there are cookies to talk about!!

So in preparation for a month almost full of holiday treats, I bring you another super easy dinner idea.  Perfect for a cold night.  Perfect for a busy night.  And this is a soup I can usually whip up from what I have on hand.  Feel free to toss in extra vegetables – I used what we have on hand all of the time, but I’m sure this would be quite easy to customize.  It’s an easy, no-fuss dinner for the crazy holiday season we are almost in the middle of!!

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder
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Lots of veggies are cooked into a cheesy, creamy soup.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the celery, onion and carrot.
  2. Cook until softened, 5-7 minutes. Add in the broccoli and the chicken broth and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in another pan, melt the ½ cup butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk slowly. Cook until thickened, about 8 minutes. Stir into the vegetable mixture.
  4. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and cook until melted.

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29 Responses to Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

  1. Bring on the cookies……..and pizza! Hope you’re feeling well. This looks perfect for a cold night and easy supper.

  2. I’d like to swim in this soup. And oh, dear me — December sounds like it’s going to be one tasty month! 🙂

  3. This definitely looks like that perfect, easy meal on a cold winter’s night! Mmmmm….

  4. I am always impressed Deborah how you juggle everything especially with your little ones! I try and to be planned and organized and the best I can do is two weeks in advanced and sometimes that doesn’t even work out! You can never go wrong with soup, especially this time of year when the weather is cooler and you need something quick and inexpensive!

  5. This looks amazing!

    I need to become more of a planner. My blog is only a few months young and I still need to figure out how to balance time to write posts!

  6. Leslie stoehr says:

    Love everything about this .. Husband works daylight and I work graveyard shift so iam always looking for things I could make for me to have and easy to warm up when my husband comes home
    Looking forward to the cookies and pizza ..

  7. Chels R. says:

    This looks amazing!!!

  8. Bree says:

    Looks warm, yummy, and easy peasy!

  9. Nattie says:

    Mmm, delicious and easy! My favorite! 🙂

    Natalya @ Ruff House Art

  10. Emily says:

    Definitely trying this!

  11. I’m ready for the treats and this yummy looking chowder. I wish I could plan my blog a month ahead..you are amazing!

  12. carrian says:

    I so need this in my life. Cheese everything. MMMMMM

  13. I love how simple this is, Deborah. It sounds amazing!

  14. patsy says:

    Now, that’s my kind of weeknight meal! I love soups like this… and will look forward to your month of treats!

  15. This chowder looks like pure comfort!

  16. Joanne says:

    This blog has turned me into a planner as well! I love having cheese with my veggies…this chowder sounds dreamy!

  17. I intend to be a planner…that’s a start, right? 🙂 This looks like perfect comfort food for a new mom!

  18. Kristy says:

    Yum!! Love a good cheesy soup! Can’t believe you have posts planned out a month in advance! That’s awesome. I should be a better planner!

  19. Becky says:

    This looks like the perfect winter soup!!! Can’t wait to try it out.

  20. I have about a month’s worth of posts planned out too – it’s so nice to know that you can take a week off from blogging since you can rely on these planned posts! And I just love this soup! It’s so perfect as a quick, weeknight meal!

  21. joan says:

    A rainy day like it is here today, this would be perfect. Looks delicious!

  22. This looks so simple, but so good! If December is going to be full of treats and pizza, then I can hardly wait!

  23. kristy says:

    What a great soup idea. And it is perfect for this time of year. Planning is essential for me. Now I just have to learn how to stick to my plan! (Or figure out a new planning strategy.) 😉

  24. linda says:

    The soup looks great, but I’d love to know where the mugs
    came from?

  25. Kate says:

    This soup was really good! I added some extra salt (my cheddar cheese was mild), some pepper, and some nutmeg. Next time, I’ll modify by using one pot–melting the butter into the vegetables, whisking in the flour, and then adding the milk and the chicken broth together and thickening. Overall, a good, solid recipe!

  26. Joan Glennen says:

    I make this soup every Christmas Eve with home made Texas Roadhouse buns and black forest ham!

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