Many of the chowders are almost a "full meal" in themselves. I can think of no luncheon more delightful than a nut chowder with finger croutons, beaten biscuit or whole wheat wafers, with fruit or other not too rich, dessert.

Raw nut butter may be used in all these chowders in place of butter or oil, giving a meaty flavor.

A smaller proportion of liquid may be used when desired. The vegetable strainings left from a consomme, rubbed through the colander, make an excellent foundation for chowders.

String Bean and Celery Chowder

I part cooked celery and 2 parts string beans with rich milk, thickened a trifle. Salt.

Celery, Onion and Corn Chowder

Equal parts celery and corn. Cook onion and celery in butter (or salted water only), add water, then milk and cream, corn and parsley. Heat. Serve.

Rice and Vegetable Chowder

Split peas soup tomato and okra soup string beans hard boiled eggs celery in tomato boiled rice

Slice hard boiled eggs, mix all ingredients, heat and serve.

Royal Vegetable Chowder

A few mashed green or yellow split peas carrot onion canned peas canned asparagus tips tomato parsley milk, a little cream, a little

A little canned okra when convenient.

Corn and Carrot Chowder--Unusually Fine

1 - 1 1/2 tablespn. oil or melted butter 3/4 - 1 cup corn

1 medium onion, sliced 2 1/2 - 3 cups rich milk

1 cup carrot in small, thin pieces salt

1 pt. water

Heat onion and carrot in oil, add water, cook tender, add hot milk, and corn with salt. Heat.

1/2 - 3/4 cup of tomato may be added for variety.

Potato and Onion or Celery Chowder

2 tablespns. raw nut butter 1 pt. water

1 pt. potato in small pieces 2 or 3 onions, sliced

Rub nut butter smooth with water, heat to boiling, add salt and onions, cook 10 m., add potatoes and cook until tender. Finish with water and cream, or water alone. 1 cup finely-sliced celery may be cooked with the potato instead of the onion, and chopped parsley added at the last.

Nut butter may be omitted and cream used.

Tomato Cream Chowder

2-3 tablespns. oil or butter 1 pt. stewed tomato

2 large onions, sliced 1 pt. thin cream sauce

Salt

Simmer onion, carefully, in oil until tender, add tomato, heat and add cream sauce with necessary salt. Onion may be cooked in a small quantity of salted water and oil omitted.

Add stewed celery for Celery and Tomato Chowder.