Sunday, January 16, 2011

Char's Garden Chowder and My Family Rolls. YUMMY!!!

If you don't try and make this soup you are absolutely crazy and missing out. It is so good, I can't get enough of it. 

This is my Aunt Char's recipe, that she entered into a contest for a new soup at Zupas.  She won and they served it there for quite a while. If you have ever been to Zupas you know how good this must be. 

The picture doesn't do it justice but the taste is so cheesy, creamy and so freaking delicious. And to go along with it I made my families recipe for rolls. They are always a huge hit.  Here are the recipes:

Char's Garden Chowder

2 Medium Zucchini's
1 Medium Onion, chopped
2 T Fresh Parsley, Minced
1 t dried basil
1/3 c butter
1/3 c flour
1 t salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3c vegetable broth
1 t lemon juice
2-3 tomatoes, diced
1 12oz can evaporated milk
1 can corn
1/3 c Parmesan cheese, grated
2c cheddar cheese, grated

Over MD heat saute the onion, zucchini, parsley, and basil in butter until vegetables are tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in vegetable broth. Add lemon juice; mix well. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for two minutes. Add tomatoes, milk and corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for five minutes or until corn is tender. Just before serving, stir in cheese just until melted. Serve.

Mom's Dinner Rolls

4-4 1/2 C flour
1 T rapid rise yeast
1 C milk
1/3 C sugar
1/3 C vegetable shortening or butter (I use butter)
1 tsp salt
2 eggs

In a large mixing bowl combine flour and yeast. In a saucepan heat milk, sugar, butter and salt just until war (115-120 degrees) and butter is almost melted, stir constantly. Add to flour mixture; add eggs. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping sides as you go. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in as much remaining flour as you can mix in with a spoon. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6-8 Min's) Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl; turn once. Cover at let rise in a warm place until doubled(about 1 hour).

Punch down. Shape into desired rolls, cover, let rise till nearly double (about 30 Min's). Bake in a 375 degrees oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Bake in a glass 9x13 pan in about 1/4 cup melted butter. ENJOY!!!


  1. Mmmmm I love that stuff! I wish I was eating some RIGHT now!

  2. I love this soup, thank you for making it for us when we came over!!!

  3. Oh wow, sounds so dang good! Love soups and bread. I WILL TRY IT FOR SURE. Thanks for your sweet comment btw. ;)

  4. one of our favorite meals...... It would be good in a bread bowl..... Yummy.

  5. Linds,
    I love reading your food blog! Your Mexican pizza post gave me some inspiration for dinner the other night. I changed the recipe a little, but it was great. Thanks!
    Just for fun, I wanted to share one of my favorite food blogs with you. It is I guess it is written by someone in Mom's old stake in Claremont. Anyway, she always has really cheap meals and they are so good. I have omitted the meat from some of them and they turn out great too. Love ya!

  6. Oh thanks Heather!!! I will definitly be looking at that blog =] I love new recipes, im always looking for new blogs. Im glad that that recipe gave you some ideas =] Love ya

  7. I wished I could go to Zupas today and try this soup, so I Googled a copycat recipe and was excited to find the original instead! I made it tonight. It was delicious. Thanks!