Sunday, November 18, 2012

Simply Soup

From now until January, things are going to be a little hectic for many of us. It's nice to have a few quick and easy recipes to fall back on for busy days. This potato soup is just a very simple soup, but it has been a favorite of everyone in our family since our girls were little. Now the grandchildren like it just as much. 

Mommy emailed me a photo of the soup she made yesterday and said that Big Sister was the "food stylist" for the photo. She added a little cheese and parsley for some color. If you can peel and dice, you'll have this ready in no time. And you can feel good that you skipped that drive-through window one more time. 


4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
½ cup celery, diced
1 ¼ cup water
3 cups milk (use whole or 2% for a richer soup)
1 or 2 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper

Combine potatoes, onion, celery and water.  Cover and simmer about 45 minutes, or until done (really soft.)  Mash vegetables with a potato masher. Add milk, salt and pepper.  Reheat, without bringing to a boil.

I got a nice surprise when the doorbell rang a couple of days ago. Daddy-O answered it and in a few minutes walked in with this beautiful vase of "get well" flowers. I am truly on the mend--as long as there is a nap somewhere during the day--but it surely does make me feel good to know that people care.

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