Ivy Hunt, from a Hopeful Christmas, LOVES soup. I thought I would share with you one of my favorite soup recipes and an easy drop biscuit recipe.
Cheddar Chowder (not pictured above!)
8-10 cups boiling water (enough to cover veges)
5-7 medium potatoes diced
1 cup carrots sliced
1 cup celery sliced
1/4 cup onion diced
*optional add more veges: broccoli, cauliflower, peas
Combine in a large pot (I use an 5 quart pot but it fills it to the brim) and cook until vegetables are soft (medium heat for 15-20 minutes covered with lid). Do not drain.
1/4 c butter
1/4 c flour
4 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheese
1-2 cups cubed ham (a ham steak works well)
In a saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour until combined, then add milk. Continue stirring constantly until thickened. Add cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Add to undrained vegetables mixture and ham. Stir in and heat through, but do not boil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Yields 10 servings.
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
1 cube melted butter
1 cup milk (buttermilk works well too)
Combine ingredients until mixed. Batter will be thick and sticky. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spray with cooking oil. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough on the pan. Bake 475 degrees for 12-15 minutes. *optional, add cheddar, or chives, or garlic to create something new! We like plain best, served with butter and honey.
Yields 10-12 biscuits