Pumpkin Rolls and Ham and Potato Chowder

We've had our first frost and since the days are nice and cool, I am making the after school kids heartier food.  I made trays of these rolls yesterday.  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2014/10/honey-butter-pumpkin-rolls.html
And I made this ham and potato chowder for them too.  Here's the recipe:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 pounds potatoes, diced small
  • 8 ounces ham, diced
  • 1 cup corn
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Mix in the garlic, thyme and flour and cook until the flour is lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Slowly stir in the broth, de-glazing the pan as you go, add the milk and potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. Add the ham and corn, cook until heated and season with salt and pepper.


The JR said…
I always enjoy seeing what you have created for the after school kids to eat. It looks delicious and I'm sure it was devoured.
Susan said…
Boy, that chowder sounds good. I think I have a ham steak in the freezer - it may be on the menu this weekend!
Agnieszka said…
That chowder looks yummy, just the type of thing you'd crave this time of year!
Anonymous said…
Yes it is that time of year to have heartier food. It sure looks yummy!

Have a great day!

Gawd, that soup sounds good. Think I'll give it a try over the winter when such hearty comfort food is needed!
Guillaume said…
I would have the pumpkin rolls.
Mary Ann said…
There's a good one for this week... our temps are plunging tomorrow.

I'm reading backwards to see what you are baking!
Jim said…
ool here now as well. This duo would fit the bill quite nicely.
Sounds like a wonderful recipe!! Spice cake is my favorite...I think. Must think on this! :) BUT pie is my favorite dessert!!