"Here is the recipe for the clam chowder that I promised.
It was published in the July, 1987 issue of Bon Appetit, in the 'Too Busy to
"They also published other recipes which I will contribute
a later time along with a little story that tells what prompted their creation.
Being published in Bon Appetit was pretty exciting at the time.
"This recipe was created before the low fat diet came
into vogue. It is awesome prepared the way it was written, but I've since
trimmed the fat from it by making a few substitutions.
"I will share with you the bio that Bon Appetit wrote when they published the
'As a registered nurse in the emergency room of a local
hospital, Karen Danielson often works odd hours but is still responsible for
seeing that her husband and four sons eat at traditional mealtimes. She solves
her scheduling problems by planning ahead. "I cook a lot on my days off to avoid
the task during the workdays ahead," she says. "Lately I've been making
big pots of soup for canning. That way a delicious dinner of homemade
soup is as easy as opening a jar. I don't think it's necessary to compromise
the quality of what we eat in order to save time.
'Her family also makes the effort a communal one. "The
boys may not be cooks, but they're great helpers. I can relax while they heat
up a jar of my tomato sauce, cook some pasta and toss together a salad with
a home-bottle dressing.'
"Now, years later, it sounds a little 'June Cleaver-ish',
but the interesting thing to note is that two of my grown, married sons are
quite accomplished cooks. Guess the nut didn't fall too far from the tree!"