Clam Chowder for a Rainy Day

Clam chowder for a miserable rainy day…
2 cans chopped clams
3 med. red skin potatoes
1 med. cooking onion
3-4 slices bacon (I use 6, so I can’t count, sue me)
salt/pepper to taste
1/2-1 tsp ground thyme
1 pint 1/2 & 1/2




Peel & fine chop potatoes. Place in 2 cups water and cook until potatoes are soft.

Meantime, chop onion and cut bacon into small pieces. Fry bacon until crisp, add onion and cook until it’s transparent.

To the cooked potatoes and water, add the 2 cans of chopped clams, including juice.


Add the bacon and onion (and, yes, the grease) to the potato/clam mixture.


Add salt and pepper and ground thyme, adjust to taste.

10351250_884826778217697_2210776907750097420_nAdd 1/2 & 1/2 to taste (I use ~3/4 of the pint)
Allow to “marinate” several hours for the flavors to blend.
I add nutmeg also.

Most. Important. Ingredient.

1395276_884820298218345_7571019963989378176_nProper supervision and a clean up detail just in case an errant bit of bacon lands on the floor.

About Nya Rawlyns

Crossing boundaries, taking no prisoners. Write what’s in your soul. It’s the bass beat, the heartbeat, the lyrics rude and true. Nya Rawlyns is the pseudonym of a writer who cut her teeth on sports-themed romantic comedy and historical romances before finding her true calling in the wilderness areas she has visited but calls “home” in that place that counts the most: the heart. She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or two pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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2 Responses to Clam Chowder for a Rainy Day

  1. mo883mpetersdesires says:

    Oh, you have a cleanup crew, too? I’d have a three-cat one, except that Eldest Cat is afraid of her own shadow. Youngest is fastest, and really, really loves it when I’m making meatballs or meatloaf – once my hands get cold, I drop stuff. A LOT. That said, I have to try this chowder. It sounds DELICIOUS.


    • Nya Rawlyns says:

      It’s very tasty. But then, with bacon, how could it not?



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