Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Soups-- # 8 Winter, 2008

Tomorrow, which it almost is, ushers in winter. Hee hee--some of you are already deeply mired in winter. Snow up to where?

Anyway, I'll keep the soup recipe REAL simple this time--not one from my church bistro which, I admit, can be arduous at times to prepare. This recipe is so easy, even a caveman. . .oops. I don't want to be guilty of specism.

We have snow forecast for tonight, and somehow on a snowy evening nothing pleases me more than honest to goodness simple potato soup. So, here it is--this is pretty much the recipe my mother followed when making potato soup. . .

Potato Cheese Soup

Serves 4 (please note, this is less than the usual recipes I post)

4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup water
1 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
3 Tbsp. butter (or margarine) melted
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
Dash of white pepper
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (or cheddar)

1. In a saucepan, bring potatoes, onion,water and salt to a boil.

2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. DO NOT DRAIN.

3. Mash potatoes slightly.

4. Stir in milk.

5. In a small bowl, blend melted butter, flour, parsley and pepper. Stir into potato mixture.

6. Cook and stir over medium heat until soup is thickened and bubbly.

7. Remove from heat; add cheese and stir until almost melted.

Stay warm, and enjoy.

I will suspend posting soup recipes for a couple of weeks--I send Seasons' Greeting to you all and wish for you a Joyous Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa--whatever you celebrate.

And I pray for a better New Year than we have seen for a while.


JeanMac said...

Merry Christmas, Donna, to you and yours. Thank you for your most appreciated support over the past months.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family too Donna.
I'm looking forward to a New Year also.

Unknown said...

Yum. A soup my husband would actually like. I'll try this! Thanks!

Ruth said...

This looks like real comfort food. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great soup recipe. I'm going to try it and add some cooked shrimp to the recipe.

KGMom said...

Well, folks--the snow fizzled (at least for us here in central PA). The rest of the northeast got lots of white stuff.
Here we got C-O-L-D freezing freezing cold. And winds--I am watching my poor fir trees. 40 mph plus winds. Jeeez--I would much rather have snow.

possumlady said...

We also missed the snow here in the DC area. Rats!! But it is also cold, cold, cold! Personally, I love it but do worry about the wildlife animals. I ran out this morning in my robe and slippers in the 40 plus winds to put out more suet and peanuts for everyone. Brrr!

This recipe sounds perfect for me to have around while I'm running last minute Christmas errands. I might add a bit of bacon to mine.

Merry Christmas Donna! Thank you for all your kind words on my blog throughout the year.

RuthieJ said...

Yum, that recipe sounds delicious. I've never seen a potato soup recipe with Swiss cheese, so I look forward to trying this one. Thanks Donna.