Thursday, January 7, 2010

Potato Soup

On this mighty cold day (feels like about -20 outside,) we need comfort food. Soooo, the kids and I made potato soup and bread. Nature Man peeled all of the potatoes for me, and the Artist chopped veggies. My work was minimal.

Potato Soup


  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules (I use the all-natural veg. bouillon, when I have it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 can corn (optional)


  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onions, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.
Yesterday I made beef enchiladas and tacos for supper. Will post my Mimi's enchilada recipe soon, too. It's delicious!!


Just what are those Woods up to? said...


InSight said...

Wendy, that's so clever to have the yummy looking picture and then the recipe. Would you please send me a large pixel size of the photo of all of us at the tea party? It's a blast running with you!

Loveandadoor said...

Great minds think alike!! We made potato soup last night! I used two kinds of potatoes (you know.. the sad ones in the bottom of the bag) and some cauliflower that was getting lonely in the bottom of the fridge.. and added a dash of leftover cream from the chocolate fondue we had at new years!! Topped it with bacon and cheese... yum.

Hope you all are staying warm and cozy. Also... love love love the color coded book shelves!!

Jenny said...

I love making soup. I could make it almost every day in the winter. Thanks for a new recipe to try!

sara's art house said...

oh! That looks so good and cozy!