found my little blue book. i forgot that most of those recipes are from the late 70's and early 80's when i drew recipes.
found a variant of the ham/swiss chowder online - without pix - and with measurements
HAM AND BROCCOLI CHOWDER
2 tablespoons flour
1 small can evaporated milk
2 cups diced ham
1 package frozen chopped broccoli
1/4 cup minced onion
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 cups water
1 cup half-and-half
Mix flour and milk in crockpot. Add remaining ingredients, except half-and-half. Cook on LOW for 7 hours.
Before serving, stir in half-and-half and heat. Makes 6 servings.
we made it with fresh veggies - sometimes broccoli, sometimes cauliflower, sometimes spinach
we usually replaced the half-and-half with about 2/3 of a cup of stock and 1/3 cup of skim milk powder
this is great with a big salad and a good crusty bread. it was always really popular with the cross-country skiing group.