“You’ll be wantin’ some of my cheesy chowder and butterbread, won’t you, my little warriors?” [Podo] said. “It’s been simmering all evening, along with a thousand prayers that ye’d make it back to yer Podo safe and uneaten.”
Janner joined Leeli and Tink at the table to gobble down the cheesy chowder. After the day he’d had, this seemed the finest meal he had ever eaten. A vat of steaming soup filled the kitchen with a rich, buttery smell, and a fresh loaf of butterbread had been sliced and set on the table. Janner got up to refill his bowl (Tink had already eaten three).
—From On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
Well, little warriors, the secret recipe is finally revealed: Andrew’s mom’s legendary cheesy chowder, which is so good that its deliciousness cannot be contained in one reality but must be enjoyed in multiple worlds. Thank you, Mrs. Peterson!
Tips: Double this recipe, if you want a vat (and you do)! And don’t forget the butterbread. 🙂
2 c. water
2 c. diced totatoes
1/2 c. diced carrots
1/2 c. diced celery
1/4 c. diced onion
1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
For white sauce:
1/4 c. butter (half of a stick)
1/4 c. flour
2 c. milk
2 c. cheddar cheese, grated
1 c. cubed ham
Combine water, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt, and pepper in large kettle. Boil 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, make white sauce by melting the butter. Add flour and stir until smooth (about 1 minute). Slowly add milk and cook until thickened. Add grated cheese to white sauce; stir until melted. Add white sauce and cubed ham to vegetables and liquid. Yields 6 servings.
This week, Madame Sidler will be reading chapters 62-70 of The Warden and the Wolf King. Check back on Friday for an excerpt, and to share one of your own!