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Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper? – Creamy Shrimp Chowder

C999A677-84CD-4426-9D6D-C2ADC905021EI don’t know how may of you may be seafood fans but I do love hard shell crabs in the summer time.  But I’ll eat pretty much any seafood any time of the year. Shrimp are usually available year round in the seafood case at your local grocery store or available frozen. 

This is chowder for those of us who are not so fond of oysters and clams. And it is made with pre-cooked shrimp so comes together pretty quickly for an easy meal with a bag of salad and some rolls.  And it is somewhat healthy as it does not contain cream but gets its creamy texture and taste from the cream cheese. 

Creamy Shrimp Chowder

½ c. celery, chopped

1/3 c. onion, diced

2 Tbsp. butter

8 oz. cream cheese

1 c. milk

1 ½ c. potatoes, diced and cooked

½ lb. cooked shrimp, thawed and drained

½ tsp. salt

Old Bay seasoning to taste

Sauté celery and onions in butter in a large pot.  Mix in the cream cheese and milk, stirring over low heat until the cream cheese melts.  Mix in the potatoes, shrimp, salt and Old Bay. Heat stirring occasionally until heated through.  Serves 4

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Jeffrey R. Bellomo, Esquire is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation under authorization of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. As the owner of Bellomo & Associates, LLC he advises families about the legal challenges facing them today. He counsels clients and provides solutions on: Asset Protection, Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Trust Design, Guardianships, Medicaid and Estate Planning & Administration. His mission is to provide professional caring service to all his clients.

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