Friday, May 25, 2012

What's for dinner? Heaven in a bowl.

What do you want for dinner? When I ask that question, do you think I really get an answer? Something good is always on the menu. What? Is that the standard answer? I am still waiting for, "Let's take Mom out for dinner!"


Yeah that is a lot of soup, enough to feed an army.

So judging by Wednesdays post, you guys want a recipe for my (hmm) potato soup. Here you go, in my not so recipe mind...Cook up a bunch of chopped potatoes. How many? I don't know, depends on how much soup you are making. If you like celery, chop that up too and cook with potatoes, about 1/4 to the amount of potatoes.  Fry up some bacon and onions, yes you have to chop it up! If you are a vegetarian skip the bacon part. I think I added garlic too. How much? that depends on you. OK, Bacon is fried with onion, etc. NOT TO FRIED! You want it translucent. Now you want to add some flour to all that yummy fat. OK...Vegetarians, don't be offended! Do your thing here with mushrooms and butter that is yummy too. Potatoes are just about finished, yippee!You need that water to add to the thick flour paste you made. Did I mention that? Gradually add some of that water, OK you need some milk too and cream if you have it, until you get the right consistency. You do know that cream and butter makes everything so much better. (Yeah, yeah, yeah) Chop up some broccoli, throw that in. Salt...I love pepper...simmer, simmer... You got the idea? Yeah, cheese as a garnish on top is good!  BTW: This is my sons Potato soup recipe. I think I got it right, he will let us know if I didn't. On second thought, blogger is not his hangout place so I can do what I want with his soup recipe and he will never know. I love soup, do you? What is your favorite kind?

There is a holiday soon, right? Soup works.  Minnie, next week in case you are wondering.





19 comments:

lizy-expat-writer said...

And, presumably, refrain from over-heating it or it goes horrible? :)

Nicky Wells said...

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Siv Maria said...

Lizy: Yeah milk does that, weird right?

Siv Maria said...

Ahh, thank you Nicky :)

Lady in Red said...

Thanks for the recipe ;-) I love potato soup with celery in it. Recently my soups have just been made from whatever is in the fridge. If it's not a milk/cream soup then tomato juice added at the end is a great way to round it all up.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your recipe is funny - you should do a cooking show. And my answer when asked what I want for dinner? Food. Yeah, my wife hates that answer.

Franchise Brisbane said...

So dynamic! I was reading in one breath haha, nice recipe :)

Botanist said...

Sounds good! We make soup sometimes, this has reminded me that it's about time we did another. I think clam chowder is going on the menu next week...

Jessica Salyer said...

Great recipe. Looks yummy.

Ciara said...

I LOVE potato soup. Actually, using Leeks in it. Of course, any thing with bacon is awesome. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Siv, that sounds delicious. It reminds me of Ham Stew which is my favorite.
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Craziness abounds said...

Potato and Wisconsin cauliflower are my favorites mmmmm

Michael Horvath said...

It's a great compliment when someone asks for a recipe of your own. Then the complaining starts because there is no real recipe, just add ingredients to taste.

i learned how to cook that way watching my mom, who learned from my grandmother who was taught by my great-grandmother.

That said.... I understand your recipe completely!

Denise Mitchell said...

I love this kind of cooking. No weighing out, no worrying that you have too much of this or not enough of that. Can't wait to try out this potato soup! Thanks for sharing.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

One of my favorite things about fall is the soup craze that takes over my house. I haven't found a potato soup recipe that I've liked yet - looking forward to trying yours.

kmckendry said...

Looks delicious! I'm going to have to make it! :)

Sonia Marsh/Gutsy Living said...

This looks delicious but not when it's 25C outside. I shall keep it for colder days in California. Thanks Siv.

Stephen Tremp said...

I do love soup! I can it it year round, even when its 100 degrees. Wifey can;t understand it, but I grew up in Michigan and she in Southern California so that about explains it.

txav8r said...

I love potato soup! Can't remember that last time I had some.