Vegetable and Cheese Chowder

  • 1/3 cup quick or old fashion oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables (can substitute canned or,even better, fresh vegetables of your choice - you would just need to cut the cooking time down a bit)
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 oz) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Place oats in food processor or blender; cover and process for 1 minute;set aside.
  • In a 4-quart saucepan or a dutch oven, saute celery and onion in butter until tender; blend in ground oats.
  • Gradually add milk and water; continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • Reduce heat; add remaining ingredients except cheese.
  • Continue cooking over low heat for 10 minutes or until veggies are heated through.
  • Remove from heat; add cheese and stir til well blended.

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