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Friday Food & Recipe Linky: Crockpot Seafood Chowder

Now that the New Year is here, the husband and I have set a few goals. We try not to call them resolutions, because everyone breaks resolutions. Instead, they are “goals” which means we actually try to make them. The main goal involves meal planning.

We learned, many years ago, that when we don’t plan meals, we eat out. And when we eat out, we spend a lot of money that we really shouldn’t be spending.  Now as a typical, very-busy family with two kids and many activities, I don’t only need to plan meals, I also need time to cook them.  Enter my crockpot, which is in my top three favorite kitchen appliances.  I love putting food on after taking the kids to school, then not having to think about it again until dinnertime.

This crockpot seafood chowder is a favorite of the husband’s (and my dad’s), and can be changed up by alternating the seafood choices.  It’s great for a cold winter day, and may be our choice this weekend when we get home from our ski day.

Crockpot Seafood Chowder
Ingredients:
2 cups frozen corn
1 can cream-style corn
2 cups chicken broth
1 large onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 carrots, chopped in rounds
2 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup half & half or whole milk
2 cups seafood–crab meat, shrimp, calamari, etc (we used shrimp and crab)

Directions:
In slow cooker, combine both corns, chicken broth, onion, celery, carrot, spices, stir to mix. (**I also added a heaping spoonful of garlic.**)

Cover and cook on low about 6 hours.

When ready, remove about half of the chowder from the slow cooker and pulse in the food processor till smooth, return to crockpot.

Add half & half and seafood, turn to high and cook 10-15 minutes more.

What are you cooking this week?  And what kind of food-related New Year’s resolutions are you making?  Share with us, link up below!



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A writer and mom of two, Serena Norr is the managing editor of Momtrends. She is also the creator of Seriously Soupy, a website devoted to soup making. She also loves to write about healthy living, fashion, beauty and lifestyle topics on her blog Mama Goes Natural. She can be reached at [email protected]
  • http://21stcenturyhousewife.com/index/Blog/Blog.html April @ The 21st Century Housewife

    I totally agree, it’s much better to call them goals. Love the seafood chowder, especially as it can be made in the crock pot! Thank you for hosting.

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    Hey! Just found your blog! I shared my Black Bean Vegetable Rice Salad! Thanks for hosting!

    Willa

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  • http://auntnubbyskitchen.blogspot.com Anita

    The Seafood Chowder looks delicious! I have shared Potato Soup and Fruit Cookies. Thank you for hosting!

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    That sounds wonderful for the winter!

  • http://www.mommyofamonster.com Natalie

    Thanks so much for telling me about this link up on Twitter…can’t wait to try the chowder!

  • http://www.thekitchencookie.blogspot.com Martha

    Even though I don’t eat seafood very often (not a huge fan), that chowder looks really really yummy! Thanks for hosting!

  • http://msenplace.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    No resolutions here either. I call them “things I may do if the mood strikes.” So…really no different from the rest of the year!
    That is one beautiful bowl of chowder.
    Thanks for hosting!

  • http://www.thecharmofhome.blogspot.com Sherry

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting.
    Sherry

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  • Shay

    This looks so good! I am definately going to have to try it! Thanks! Shay

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    These scrambled egg muffins are amazing. I think, I should set a goal, to come up with recipes, as good as these.

    Your soup looks warming and delicious.

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