This is fine. There are infinite variations on nabe depending on the seasonings and sauces you use, the meat you choose (if any) etc etc.
But sometimes I'm just over nabe.
But I'm stuck with all those nabe vegetables...
What to do. What to do.
Well tonight I hit it.
First I made regular chicken and veggie mizutaki hotpot.
Then I took out Ken's portion and put it aside. (Good wives experiment on the rest of the family first.)
Then I added two cups of milk, a handful of parsley, some celery leaves I froze in Autumn and a whole lot of fresh ground black pepper.
Just before we ate we shook parmesan cheese on top and walah!
Not New England clam chowder by a long shot but as Shinshu chicken chowder it wasn't bad at all.
Think I might just have to make it again so K can try it as well.