Heat butter in a pot, and stir in the vegetables and bacon thoroughly.
Sift in the flour and stir, being careful not to let it burn.
Pour in the water, milk, and chicken powder... bring to a boil, and once the vegetables soften, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
Cut the bread into 1 cm cubes and spread out on a heat-resistant container so that they don't overlap. Heat for 1 to 3 minutes in the microwave (600W) uncovered and the croutons are done.
Serve the chowder in a soup plate, garnished with croutons and chopped parsley.
Story Behind this Recipe
I just added all the leftover ingredients I had in my fridge.
①You can use any kinds of vegetables you like. If you don't have kabocha squash, creamed corn makes it sweet and good too. ②When you're heating up the croutons, keep an eye on it and microwave until they become crispy. You can also make extra to garnish salads!