Creamy Clam Chowder
To make: Cook the bacon/ham until crisp and drain off the fat. In a large pot, place water and clam juice mix and bring to a boil. Add cooked bacon/ham, Creamy Clam Chowder Mix, and wine (optional). Bring to a boil again. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add clams and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cream and hot sauce (optional).
Serve in bowls. Top with oyster crackers (optional). Makes 10 servings.