Hearty Corn Chowder

Another great cold weather dish that uses up those leftovers.

3 tblspns. olive oil.                                                Old Bay seafood seasoning
1 large yellow onion, minced                              other seasoning of your
3 stalks celery, minced.                                        choice
3 cloves garlic, minced                                          ½ tsp. prepared horseradish (optional)
3 large Irish potatoes                                            2 cans creamed corn
Peeled and minced.                                                2 cups frozen whole
1 cup buttermilk.                                                      kernel corn
2 cups chicken broth                                                2 lbs. ham, pork, shrimp,
2 cans cream of whatever                                        or crawfish tails
You have on hand soup                                             leftovers, diced

In a large, heavy dutch oven, sauté onion, celery, and garlic. Add diced potatoes, buttermilk, chicken broth, and soups. Season to taste; add horseradish. Cover and cook over medium heat until potatoes are soft, at least 30 minutes. Mash softened potatoes with a fork or potato squasher. Add creamed corn, frozen corn and meat. Cook over medium for another 20 minutes. Serve with hot garlic bread.

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