My "mise en place"; that's just fancy French for "gettin' ready to cook!"
I served this with toasted Kalamata & Sundried Tomato Bread (see yesterday's post). I like a few chunks in my soup so I didn't blend all of it. I love my little hand blender; you don't even have to take the soup out of the pot to blend. I like the flavor of this chowder. The 1/2 tsp. of black pepper gives it just the right amount of kick. Easy and delicious! Just how I like to cook.