Preparation - Place vegetables in a saucepan. Drain juice from cans of minced clams into the pot of vegetables. Set clams aside. Add water to vegetables, enough to cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook until tender In a Dutch Oven or large saucepanm, make a white cauce - Melt butter; Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Stir in half & half, and cook until muxture thickens, stirring constantly. Add vegetables and clams to the white sauce. Stir and cook on low heat for about 10 more minutes.