Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's a Potato Soup Day

It was on the menu for dinner last night...the kids vetoed me...
but today I will overcome...
I will win...
I will get my Potato Soup for dinner tonight...I woke up cold and knew that it was a Potato Soup day!

Easy Cheesy Potato Soup
4-6 potato’s peeled and cubed
1/2 cup onion chopped
3-4 stalks celery chopped (including the top leaves)
2 tbs butter
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2 cups milk
2 1/2 tbs flour
1/2 tea salt & dill weed (more to taste)
Pepper to taste
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese (plus more to top)

1.  In stock pot sauté onion & celery in butter until tender.  Add broth and potatoes, boil until potatoes are tender (about 10 min).
2.  In sm bowl combine milk, flour, and seasoning.  Add to soup when potatoes are tender. 
3.  Boil until soup thickens, stir in cheese.
4.  Serve with more cheese on top and some crispy bacon slices, and warm French bread!

This can also be made in the crock pot, just wait to add the cheese to the last 30 minutes of cooking...

Potato Corn Soup-add 1 cup corn
Ham & Potato Soup- add 1 1/2 cups ham; cubed
Creamy Potato Artichoke Soup-add 1 jar of artichoke hearts; drained
Creamy Garlic Potato Soup-add 2-3 grated cloves of garlic 
Spicy Hot Potato Soup-omit celery add 1 cup chopped Poblano Chilies, 2 tablespoons seeded and minced Jalapeno Pepper, 3 cloves Garlic, minced, 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin top with 5 ounces grated Pepper Jack Cheese, 2 ounces Light Cheddar, & 2/3 cup chopped Green Onion

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