I think I'm going to do this. Though my instinct is to start with sausage fond. And to sautéed all the veggies before adding stock. I'm apprehensive about the peppers, I've never had peppers in a chowder before.Does cheese play a role you think?Oh I'm definitely adding butter lol.Thanks for the ideas y'all. I was originally thinking is do a tray bake but this would be so nice!