{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bring on the COLD!...

...because I LOVE cold weather food. This potato soup, courtesy of my friend Shannon, is a fave to make this time of year. Hope you enjoy!

Potato Soup

2 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp. butter
1- 14 oz. can chicken broth
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 to full bag of diced potatoes with onion
1 1/2 cups milk
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
shredded cheese, optional
extra milk and salt & pepper when needed

Cook chopped celery in hot butter over medium heat for about 5 minutes until tender. Stir in flour until combined. (forms a roux) Stir in broth, bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Add potatoes. Return to boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered 15 minutes. Mash potatoes, stir in milk and bacon- heat. Thin with milk if necessary. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with cheese.


Andrew said...

wow. I can't tell you how good that looks.

The Penuels said...

That has become one of our favorite things to make ever since we had it at playgroup ages ago!!

The Prosper Russells said...

I made it tonight for dinner! soooo yummy!!

sanjeet said...

i can't believe i've never thought to add peanut butter

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