Thursday, November 06, 2008

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap...

It is Friday and that means it's time for another wonderful recipe! :-) If you would like to participate in the challenge please post your recipe on your blog and then head over to Gayle's at Grocery Cart Challenge and link up to Mr. Linky. :-)

With the cooler weather we have had (though it has been in "spurts") I am really in the mood for different kinds of soups. :-) I did make a big ol' batch of vegetable soup a couple of weeks ago, and there is still some in the freezer for a quick meal another day. ;-)

I am really in the mood to make this Potato Soup. It is EASY, CHEAP and tastes GREAT! Did I mention it is cheap? :-) Enjoy! :-)

Potato Soup

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
2 tbsp. chopped garlic
8 cups chicken broth
2 large baking potatoes (about 2 lbs.), peeled and diced
1/4 cup heavy cream

Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the onions, celery, and garlic. Saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
Pour the chicken broth in a large pot and add the potatoes. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender. Add the celery and onions, salt and pepper. At this point you want to puree your soup. You can do this with an immersion blender, but I just put mine in a regular blender. You will have to do this in 2-3 steps to get it all if you do it in a blender. Once it is blended put it all back in the pot. Stir in the heavy cream and season to taste. If it is too thick for you just add some more chicken broth and heat a little longer.

I love to serve this with a salad and a good crusty bread. (I know, you're thinking it's too many carbs with the potatoes. But, I love it.) ;-)

For more fantastic recipes go on over Gayle's.

Love,
Wendy Darling

7 comments:

Janelle said...

You can't have too many carbs, especially when it comes to fresh bread and potato soup!! :) Looks great - thanks for posting it!

Julie said...

I love potato soup. Thanks for the recipe.

Pamela Vest said...

I have a version of potato soup Zuppa Tuscono posted at new and old if you'd like. thanks for sharing I'll have to try this sounds really yummy

AudreyO said...

One of my favorite soups is potato cheese. Ok, I also love broccoli cheese. Hot soup on cold nights just literally warms you from inside out. Great recipe. Now, some hot sourdough bread and yum!!

Becca said...

I've never tried potato soup that didn't include cheese. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Mother Hen said...

Your Potato Soup recipe looks delicious. I'll have to try it.
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WendyDarling said...

Thank you, Mother Hen! I'll remember that for next time. :-)