Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Potato soup

So, I had a really crappy day yesterday starting off with me running my wire bristled brush across my eyeball as I was trying to style my hair for work. Then I went to Burger King, just for the hash browns, and they were out. Who runs out of hashbrowns at 8:00 in the morning!!!?? So, I settled for a ginormous coke that fell out of my hands, onto my desk, my floor, into my computer bag, my pocketbook, and my pump bag as I walked into my office. The stars are aligning folks, and they are sending me a message loud and clear...... I SHOULD NOT BE AT WORK!!! So, to alleviate the crappyness of my day I decided to make soup last night. It was fabulous. We made potato soup and I loaded it up with cheese on top. I would have put bacon in there but I was out. But, it was still sooooo comforting and yummy. Here ya go:

Potato soup

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Water
  • 2 to 3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the onions in the 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until softened. Add potatoes and just enough water to cook, about 1 cup. Season lightly with salt. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add the milk, remaining butter, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook over medium heat until hot; do not boil. With a potato masher, mash some of the potatoes right in the pot to slightly thicken the soup.