Recipe: Curry Vegetable Chowder

Its random recipe time!

I got in the mood to make corn chowder recently but when I started checking out recipes I realized I wanted more substance- lots of veggies and some spice. I came up with a mighty delicious soup, in fact I think its my new favorite. Perfect for the cold weather!

Curry Vegetable Chowder
4 Yukon Gold Potatoes, cut into small pieces
1 box Vegetable Broth
1/4 onion, chopped finely
2 cans corn
1 can carrots
1 can black beans
1 can sweet peas
1 can Rotel
1 small block of 2% Velveeta
1 cup milk
curry powder
cayenne pepper

Sautee (about 2 tbs) garlic and onion in white wine
Bring vegetable broth and Rotel to a boil, add potatoes. Cook until soft.
Add all canned ingredients + Milk + Velveeta
Add curry powder, cayenne pepper, salt/pepper to taste

Feeding soup (and vegetables) to the bean has proven impossible, but its so good that I had to figure out a way to get her to eat it... so with a little creativity and some extra cheese, I came up with an awesome dinner for her as well!

Toddler-friendly Curry Vegetable Quesadilla
1 tortilla
2% milk shredded cheese (I prefer the Fiesta variety, myself)
Soup (partially drained with a slotted spoon)

In a frying pan, put cheese on 1/2 of the tortilla, cover the cheese with the veggies from the soup & a small amount of the soup liquid
Add 1 more layer of cheese
Fold tortilla over

I also gave her a small bowl of soup to dip her quesadilla in. It was such a hit! I'm thrilled that she ate vegetables and got to enjoy my mighty tasty soup too!