Sunday, October 28, 2012

cuppa soup = comfort food

photo by spbm

Yesterday was a soup kind of day. I decided on potato soup, and it was delicious! I very seldom ever use a recipe when making soup, so it always turns out just a little different. Most of the time, I use what I have on hand. We love soups and I make soup a lot. I feel soup is magical and I needed it to work its magic yesterday.

I also made homemade rolls and BBQ chicken sandwiches. YUM! Much of the time, I will make coleslaw to go with BBQ sandwiches; yesterday it was mustard and pickles.

The soup:

Cook some celery, onions and garlic in olive oil until onions, fresh garlic cloves, and celery are tender. If I have them on hand, I will add leeks and green onions.

Cook cut potatoes in half water and half chicken stock.

I add a lot of herbs because I grow several. I used oregano, bay leaves, rosemary, parsley, thyme, and a very small leaf of fresh sage. If you do use sage, you don't want to add too much. I just started adding sage to many dishes since growing it.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Right before serving, I add some skim milk. (Cream, half n half or whole milk is better, but I avoid adding that most of the time, just to stay more on the healthy side.

You can use any toppers you like - a little crumbled bacon is good, (I only have bacon in my fridge a couple times a year.) Since I have chives and parsley, I add those. Grate and add your cheese of choice. I used freshly grated parmesan.


collarcitybrownstone said...

The potato soup looks delicious. O love soup too and cook soup fairly often. Since I am vegan I don't add any milk and I use vegetable stock instead of chicken. I have not made potato soup in a long time so the next time I cook soup it will be potato. My mouth is watering already.

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Xenia, I prefer vegetable stock over chicken, not because I am vegan, I just like it better. Did not have any, so I used the chicken. I always have it because I seldom use it. Even when I make chicken and noodles, I prefer vegetable stock. :)

This was so good and I wish I had made a larger pot of it. :) Next time maybe I'll have more potatoes on hand. Since D is a diabetic, I don't fix potatoes very often and do not seem to have them around when I need them. :)

Enjoy yours when you make it.


Luna said...

Your meal looks very yummy. My comfort food is soup as well, but a chinese soup called Foo Yung Kai Nip (without the chicken since I gave up meat two years ago).

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Luna, I don't think I have ever had that soup. It's now on my list of foods to try. :)