Bear Creek and Sea Watch International
Hearty Clam Chowder
Here’s an easy way to change creamy potato soup
into clam chowder.
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup freshly chopped celery
2 cups water
Chicken of the Sea
If you prepare this spread
early in the day and then
microwave and refrigerate
the bacon, the only dirty dish
will be the grilling skillet.
3 pints half-and-half
22/3 cups Bear Creek Country Kitchens
1 8-ounce package cream
Creamy Potato Soup Mix (dry)
1 cup Sea Watch Chopped Clams, plus 1/3 cup clam juice*
1/2 pound smoked Gouda
Salt and pepper
22 6-ounce cans
In a 2-quart saucepan add butter and celery to water and Chicken of the Sea
bring to a rolling boil. Whisk in half-and-half and return to Premium Albacore Tuna
boil. Whisk in soup mix and clams with juice. Reduce heat in water, drained*
to medium and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes, stirring
8 slices bread
occasionally. For heartier flavor, add more clams and juice. Sliced tomatoes
Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6-8 servings.
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp
*Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.
Carmelita Downey’s Bear
2. Add remaining ingredients cook until tender. While Mary Scheer’s Tips for
Creek Soup with Salmon and continue cooking potatoes are cooking, heat Bear Creek Soup
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some salmon chowder, a great cooked, 3-5 minutes. liquid from both potatoes Costco member says that
wayto usethat skinny tail end on Makes 4-8 servings. and corn. Cover potatoes with her tip, you’ll never have
those beautiful sides of Costco Terri Franklin’s Corn and and corn to keep warm. to eat potato soup the same
salmon,” wrote this Babylon, CheddarBroccoliChowder
2. Add enough warm water way twice.
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1 143/4-ounce can 2 medium potatoes 22/3 cups of soup mix. cream-style corn pureed homemade vegetable 15-ounce can corn Whisk into the warm water. soup and dehydrated vegetables.
Tail end section of salmon Cook, uncovered, on fillet, cut in 1/ At the end of her e-mail 2-inch cubes Bear Creek Cheddar Broccoli Soup Mix (dry) medium heat
10 minutes, she added, “Thank you, Costco,
Dash (or few) hot sauce Salt and pepper stirring occasionally. for being in Billings for us. ”
11.Bring water to a boil.
Bacon bits (optional)
3. Add cooked potatoes and And we thank you, too.
Whisk in soup mix and
reduce heat to medium.
Simmer 10 minutes.
11.Peel and cut potatoes into
soup-size pieces. Bring to
a boil in 2 cups water and
corn to soup. Add salt and
pepper to taste. Garnish
with bacon bits and serve
with bread. Makes 8 servings.
In food processor, blend
cream cheese and Gouda.
Stir tuna and cheese mixture
together. Spread tuna on
4 slices of bread. Top with
tomato, bacon and second
slice of bread. Butter outside of bread. Grill until
golden brown on both
sides. Makes 4 servings.
*Brands may vary by region;
substitute a similar product.