This little beauty is my youngest granddaughter, Carsyn. She will be 5 in a couple of weeks. She is a little spitfire with a quick laugh and equally quick temper. She loves this soup. The colorful diced veggies look like confetti and it is cheesy and tasty. It is a lot of chopping and peeling, cooking and stirring, but she is worth it!!!
CARSYN’S CONFETTI CHOWDER
1 pound smoked sausage, diced (I’ve used turkey, but regular works well, too)
1 med onion, diced
1/2 each red, green, and yellow pepper, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
1 cup frozen sweet corn
3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 14-oz cans chicken broth
1 can evaporated skim milk
1/4 cup all purpose flour
8 oz Velveeta cheese cut into small cubes (or use “real” cheese, shredded, but Velveta melts better)
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine diced sausage, peppers, celery, carrots, corn, potatoes, and onion in soup pot with broth. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until all vegetables are soft. Combine flour and evaporated milk, and stir (or shake in covered container) until all lumps are gone. With heat on med-low, add milk mixture, stirring until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in Velvetta (or shredded cheese). Continue to stir until cheese is melted.
I’m not sure how many servings this makes – probably 6-8 1 cup servings (or 4 servings if Carsyn is coming over).