When serving soup in bread bowls, it helps to have the right utensils handy. For effortless eating, use a serrated steak knife, fork and spoon--this dish is a whole meal!
You can turn this into a salmon chowder for a delicious twist. Omit the kidney beans. Add 1 can (14 3/4 ounces) salmon, drained and flaked, with the vegetables in step 2. Continue as directed.