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(post, Sanura Weathers)
This is a delicious, quick meal that could be made within an hour on a weekday, including prepping time (see first note below). In place of chicken use any seafood to make shrimp, fish or crab chowder (see second note below). Unlike chicken, add the seafood to the pot after the potatoes are cooked to keep the meat tender. Using fresh corn will enhance the sweetness of the cream and the meat. During the off-season months, use organic frozen corn, for it has a better texture and taste than the non-organic and canned versions. If using fingerling potatoes, slice them. Baby potatoes should be quartered or cut in half, depending on their size. Some people like to peel their potatoes, but this is a weekday meal. Such details can be overlooked in place of saving time. Besides, the visual appearance of red-skinned potatoes provides a nice contrast in a creamy soup. A simple, green salad and a Chardonnay will complete a well-meaning meal. 1st Note: Clean and cut chicken on a weekend. Place it in a freezer and defrost before using. 2nd Note: Buy shrimp raw, clean and devein. Fish should be cut into chucks. Use precooked crabmeat sold in the seafood section. Get the recipe at www.MyLifeRunsOnFood.com.