Place all ingredients into your Crock Pot and cook on high 2 - 2 1/2 hours; on low 4 - 5 hours. Switch to warm for serving. It can be eaten as a chowder with some crusty garlic bread. Or my favorite...Make a bed of nacho chips, top with chowder and whatever garnishes suites each persons taste. I set out several things and let everyone choose! Enjoy.