Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Potato Soup and a snowy day in October!!

So now that we are on the home stretch of football ( last official game is this weekend with the SuperBowl next weekend...) I am hoping to get back into the swing of cooking not only for my family but for my friends. And boy are they ready. As I have said.. I have some friends who dont do alot of cooking so when I cook they really seem to enjoy it or atleast they tell me they do!

I have using the Crock Pot alot lately ( with getting out of the house before 8am every morning and not getting home til after 5, then heading off right away to Football... by the time 8:00pm rolls around the last thing I want to do it cook.)
This past Sunday we snuggled in to watch The Patriots ( hey, I live in Mass) and believe it or not it was snowing. Already. Yup.

So I tried out this great recipe I got online from my bloggy friend Ace. Check it out. Its a great warm dish in the winter and is pretty cheap to make so you can make a ton...

Potato Soup

Oyster Crackers

Cut potatoes in chunks. Cut onion into slices or chunks. Boil both together til tender. Dump out most of the water, leaving enough to cover the potatoes slightly. In a separate container ( with cover) I mixed Flour with milk and seasoning until thin. I added this mixture to the potatoes and lightly mixed. I did leave some of the potatoes a little chunky but you can mash to your desired consistency. I then seasoned again with salt, pepper and garlic salt. I cooked on medium heat, stirring often for another 15 minutes or so.
When done, garnish with crackers, cheese, bacon bits... whatever you want. Be careful not to use too much flour otherwise the whole soup will taste like flour. Just enough to thicken up the broth.



M.J. said...

I use my crockpot so much when the weather is cold that I was thinking about purchasing a second one!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

M.J., I did purchase a second CP!!

This recipe looks yum! MMMn, love potatoe soup!

Priscila said...

this looks really good! Love your blog!Im going to try making this!!!
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Mommy D said...

Yum, Yum, Yum! I get so excited once it starts to get a little chilly (and by a little, I really mean a little... It's Cali, it's never really cold!), it means that soup season is here!

Beth Dunn said...

Seriously you made me so hungry! That looks awesome. xoxo


Diane said...

Dear everyone,
Please share all perfect for busy night recipes! I made this one on Halloween and the family loved it, easy to make and yummy.

Don said...

Not bad.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

oh wow...that looks good. gotta try that. =)