Friday, October 9, 2009

Real food for real people

Ok, my last 2 posts were all about treats, but here is a recipe that you can actually feed your family more than a couple of times a year. It's a great soup that has cheese and potatoes - what picky person could say no to that?! I also added a handful of bacon that I had left over in my freezer, which was a big hit with all of the pickies who tried it. The recipe as written makes about 5 cups. I doubled mine, and we only had about one bowlful left over.

Potato Soup

3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
1/2 cup chopped celery (chop it up fine and they'll never know it's there!)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 cup water
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. salt (if you use ham or bacon, you may not need this)
1 pinch ground black pepper
2 tsp. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup chopped ham or cooked bacon, optional
In a large stock pot add potatoes, celery, onion, chicken bouillon, water and parsley flakes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until vegetables become tender, about 15 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix flour and milk. Once it is well blended, add to soup mixture and cook until soup is thickened.
Stir in cheese, and meat if you have it, until cheese is melted.

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