I am a happily married mother of one darling little girl. I married my better half 02/18/2006 and welcomed our daughter into this world Christmas Day 2009. I presently work for a finance company in their auto division's re-marketing department specifically handling Customer Service. Not the most pleasant job but definitely interesting. 2013is going to be my year. I hope to be debt free, in shape, and become a stay at home mommy by the end of the year. Wish me luck!
Today I am experimenting with a potato soup Recipe. I found the following online: 1 large potato , per person ¼ cup chopped celery , per person (include leaves) ¼ cup chopped onion , per person ¼-½ cup milk or ¼-½ cup half-and-half or ¼-½ cup cream salt and pepper , to taste
1 Peel and cube potatoes. 2 Put in a saucepan along with the onions and celery. 3 Add water, but don't quite cover the vegetables. 4 Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are very tender. 5 Using a potato masher, coarsely crush the potatoes, but don't mash them--you want chunks left. 6 Add enough milk or cream to thin to desired thickness and add salt& pepper to taste. 7 (It will take a lot of salt!).
Instead I did the following: Take 1 bag of small yukon gold potatoes. Wash, dice, and place in pot. Chop one small onion and add to pot Grate 2 peeled carrots and add to pot Fill pot with 2 cans of chicken broth and 1 can water Add 2 bay leaves, salt, pepper, celery salt, and a dash of garlic herb seasoning. 1 pat of butter and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then let simmer as per instructions above. I plan on thinning it out with some milk and adding cheese with chopped up bacon.
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I did not add any milk. Once the veggies simmered for 25min I mashed them with a potato masher. It created a nice base for the soup with chunks of potato. I then decided it wasn't as thick as I would like so I made a rue. I took 2tbs of butter and 2 tsp of flour and blended them on the stove. I added it to the soup. I then added 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Stirring on low heat to combine. I added some parsley flakes. Then I cooked some bacon (5 strips) and crumbled into the soup. Bailey gives it two paws up!