Last real cooking day of the week since Saturday is LFD (Leftovers For Dinner) and Sunday is BFD (Breakfast For Dinner.) I have gone off menu with this selection since I had to rejigger my plan earlier in the week. This chowder is a great pantry recipe with only the leeks (which you could probably substitute with more onion) as an outlier ingredient.
Usually I make Rhode Island Clam Chowder and this is basically the same recipe but I added more cream than I usually do. Since John and I are in the maintenance phase of our diet, I feel that I can add in some extra fat occasionally. I have posted this recipe before and you can find it here. Instead of 2 tablespoons of cream I added 1/2 cup . Since it makes about 4 servings (for regular humans, maybe 3 servings for John and me) the amount of cream in a portion is only 1/8 cup or 2 tablespoons per person instead of 2 tablespoons in the whole pot.
It is not a pretty dish but it is pretty terrific!