Really Fattening & Really Delicious Cheddar Cheese Chowder

Ingredients

3 cups water (so far so good)
4 mediums potatoes, peeld and diced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup diced green pepper (gee it still SOUNDS healthy...wazzup?)
cup butter (oh, now I get it)
cup flour
3 1/2 cups milk
4 cups (1 lb.) shredded CHEDDAR CHEESE (face it, your arteries are clogging as you read this 1 (2 oz.) jar diced pimento, drained
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Preparation

1
Combine water and bouillon cubes in a Dutch oven and bring to a boil.
2
Add vegetables, cover and simmer 12 minutes.
3
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan and blend in flour (it's a roux!), cook 1 minute.
4
Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring CONSTANTLY.
5
Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir cheese sauce, pimento and hot sauce into vegetable mixture.
6
Cook over low heat until heated through. BUT DO NOT BOIL.

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This is one of those dishes that everyone loves on a cold night. Break this out at the first chill in the night air, and know that you are loved. xoxox Mom

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