It’s National New England Clam Chowder Day, folks, which means if you live anywhere with normal. January. weather, it’s about time you changed your dinner plans. Unless you were planning on eating clam chowder to begin with, in which case, you probably already know what’s up.
For everyone else though, here's some of the best parts about eating the creamiest, feel-good-iest, tragically-most-underappreciated-iest cold weather food, ever.
1. Not getting it served in a ceramic bowl:
Ceramic bowls are sad and cold and don't do their due duty of serving as a dish and well, a dish, all at the same time.
2. Actually getting it in a bread bowl, complete with cutaway top for your dipping pleasure:
3. Letting chowder soak in and soften up the bread:
4. And then getting to eat the bread:
5. Don't forget the toppings!
Like oyster crackers:
6. Or bacon bits:
7. Or croutons. Never forget the croutons:
8. If you're feeling really adventurous, you could even try it in an all-bacon bowl:
9. Or you could get it with popcorn:
10. Or try a clam chowder po-boy:
11. You could get it Asian-Style, with clam chowder udon or clam chowder "curry":
12. And clam chowder poutine, anyone?
13. Or you could always get it the old fashioned way:
Goodness knows it's still better than the other alternative: