Farmhouse Ham and Vegetable Chowder
2 - 10 1/2 oz cans condensed cream of celery soup
2 cups diced cooked ham
12 oz package frozen corn
large baking potato
medium red bell pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
2 cups frozen or fresh chopped broccoli
1/2 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
extra shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Dice the red bell pepper and cut the potato into 1/2 inch pieces.
Combine all ingredients except for the broccoli, milk and cheese in a 3 or 4 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Wait patiently just as Pickles is waiting...
If on low, turn to high and stir in broccoli, milk and cheese. The higher fat milk will add more taste but the skim is still delicious. We use skim in our household, except for our 1 year old, so that's what I usually use in this recipe.
Cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Sprinkle some extra cheese on top, if desired. We usually serve this with rolls. Bon appétit!