Clam Chowder & Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Adam and I like to make a fancy meal for dinner on Saturday nights. By fancy, I really mean just slightly more complicated than usual. Here's what we whipped up last weekend:

Clam Chowder
{From my favorite Southern Living Cookbook}

2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
4 Medium Red Potatoes
4 Slices Bacon 
1/2 Onion, Diced
2 Cans Minced Clams
1/2 Stick Butter
1/4 Cup Flour
3 Cups Milk 

1. Peel potatoes and chop into cubes. Add to a large pot with four cups water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil and simmer for ten minutes. Drain potatoes and set aside. 
2. Cut the bacon into one inch strips. Saute with diced onion in a small frying pan.
3. Drain clams, reserving clam juice. 
4. On low heat,  melt butter in the same large pot used in step one. Slowly add flour.
5. On medium heat, slowly add milk and reserved clam juice, alternating between the two. Stir until soup thickens. 
6. Add clams, potatoes, onion, and bacon. Cook until all ingredients are thoroughly heated. Serves four. 

Garlic Cheese Biscuits

2 Cups Bisquick
2/3 Cup Milk
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Stick Butter
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1. Mix Bisquick and cheese. Add milk. 
2. Spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 for eight to ten minutes.
3. Brush with melted butter and garlic powder. Makes 12 - we halved the recipe for our dinner.