Soup, salad, and warm toasty bread create a filling and super-simple meal.

What's for Supper? Serve Chowder Tonight
Doc's Corn-and-Potato Chowder is easy to make using frozen diced onions, red and green bell pepper, and celery to shorten the prep time. If you have

Take a break, and stir up a wholesome, vegetable-filled chowder. It makes a stress-free and comforting meal during a hectic season. To really speed things up, cook Doc's Corn-and-Potato Chowder the day before; the soup will be even more flavorful after chilling overnight. Add rustic Garlic-Herb Bread with a crisp salad, and you're ready to ladle up supper.

What's in a Name?
Chowder is traditionally the name given to a thick, rich, chunky soup. Potato and corn are popular vegetable chowders. Seafood varieties are probably the most well-known and may include clams, oysters, shrimp, cod, conch, or a combination of several. Manhattan-style chowder is made with tomatoes, while New England-style chowder is prepared with milk or cream.

"What's for Supper? Serve Chowder Tonight" is from the November 2007 issue of Southern Living.