My Best Potato Soup (It could be yours, too)

Bowl of Soup

Isn’t it Purrrtyy? (In my best southern accent)

Potato Soup GO!

Finally had the opportunity to use my parsley. See those green things in my soup!

Alright, Potato Soup is easy, but you need to know a few things. Adding Milk and Cream to soups can turn into a disaster if you don’t control your heat. Make sure you veggies are all about the same size, so they can cook evenly. And don’t forget to season as you go. You may end up with bland potato blah.

Recipe Card

Trying to be consistent with the style of the recipe card.

This is where I start my spiel on be careful with your knives. I managed to get a big boo boo on my finger. Not the first or the last. But Dang it does hurt.

I used half and half instead of cream because I had it in my fridge.

You can substitute chicken stalk, and bacon. If you prefer a more vegetarian option. Use olive oil or some other oil. Whatever you prefer.

Just know that if you leave out Milk and cream you are not going to have as creamy of a product as you expect.

potatoesCelery Carrots onions
bacon

Prep all your Veggies, and cook your bacon!

 

 

 

 

Set Your Bacon Aside. Pour some of the grease out, You only need a little.

 

 

 

 

veggies saute veggies cleaning up the pot addition of wine Potatoes and water Boil

 

 

 

 

 

Saute the Veggies, (note that your bacon may leave a bit of bits on the bottom, sauteing should clear it up, if not that wine will do it. Splash the wine and cook til it evaporates. Add Broth, Potatoes, and fill remaining with water 3/4 way to the top. Bring the pot to a boil. 10 minutes or so until tender.

Milk and Flour Add flour Blend soup blended readd

 

 

 

 

 

Whisk together milk and flour. Add to the pot, bring to about medium heat. To cook out the flour mixture. Take several scoopfuls of soup and place in a blender. Blend to a smooth texture. Add back to the Pot and Stir.

parsley minced parsley

 

Lower the Temperature to low, add cream, and allow a few minutes to cook.  Do NOT bring this to a boil. It will scald.

Add a handful of minced parsley and stir.

Serve with crumbled bacon and grated cheese.

 

Enjoy the soup. Serve with some bread and butter.

 

 

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Another Catering Gig

Yes a Random photo of my puppy, Just for kicks. Since I have no food pictures to dazzle you with.

Yes, a Random photo of my wiener Buster, Just for kicks. Since I have no food pictures to dazzle you with.

Well the one I mentioned a few weeks back is not happening. However, I was asked by another group to cater a Change of Command Ceremony. Hors d’oeuvres Style.  Which is my favorite because it allows a lot of creative to go into an item of one or two bite proportions. I have worked out a menu but I alas I have to price it. The only thing I don’t like.

I will share with you a few items I am possibly making:

Polenta Cups with a Sweet Pepper Filling

I was asked for something spicy:  Jalapeno Deviled Egg with a Bacon Crumble

And

A Carmelized Onion Tart with Apples

All Bite sized (YAY)

There is more but I won’t bore you until I have actually went ahead and made each item

Sorry I have neglected my blog for a few days.  There is more more to come. A hail and farewell is coming up, working on some fun raffle baskets for that. Also a camping trip at the end of the week, which our tent has yet to arrive for.  We have not shopped for this camping trip, so as of now I think all I have is a pack of hotdogs. Pretty lame I know.

I want to try a Slow cooked pork roast on the grill for it.  It Was a Garlic and Lemon marinated, then cooked til it’s blackened on the outside, looked so delicious. Food and Wine is the best magazine.

Well Anyway, Lots to do and My precious daughter is asleep so that means I should be too.