March 2, 2010

Miracle Drug, Warmth, and a Recipe


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*This post is from my other blog. I thought you may enjoy the recipe.

This potato soup provided that additional shot of warmth that we needed on a snowy day. I whipped up a fruit salad and that's all it took to complete this easy meal.

Homemade Potato Soup

{{I'll try to be accurate with the ingredients, but I'm an eye-baller}}

about 8 or so (maybe more) small russet potatoes
one large onion - diced
4 carrots - diced
2 stalks of celery - diced
olive oil
chicken broth (I used a carton - 32 oz.)
salt and pepper
butter
cream (I used fat free half & half) - about 3/4 cup

In a large stock pot, bring the cubed potatoes to a boil
Reduce heat and simmer until soft.

While that's cooking, saute the onion, celery, and carrots in your olive oil
Hmm... a little minced garlic might be good at this point, too.
Be sure to salt & pepper the veggies pretty well.
Saute until soft.

Once the potatoes are done, pour off about half of the water.
Add in the chicken broth and the veggies to the potatoes.
Add more pepper and salt to taste.

In a separate saucepan over low heat, warm the fat free half & half and to that,
add about 3tbs. of butter to melt.

Once the creamer is warm, add it into the soup mixture. At this point, I took my handy dandy potato masher and mashed some of the potatoes right there in the pot (or you could use a submersion blender). This way the soup became more starchy and thick.

You can garnish with crumbled bacon. I didn't because I hate frying bacon - makes me feel greasy. The family complained, but they got over it and STILL thought I was a rock star.


3 comments:

  1. oooh, that sounds so yummy. i will definitely try it. thanks for sharing.

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  2. Mmm.. that sounds yummy and perfect on a snow day.
    ;)

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  3. That sounds just fabulous right now. It's all icky and rainy out!

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