Thursday, March 04, 2010
Potato Leek Soup
by Callie on Thursday, March 04, 2010
Morgan kinda blends in with the snow and is hard to see in the photo. It was hard to get a photo with her in it because she was running back and forth chasing snow squirrels.
It was a damp cold day. I like the cold weather better when there is a lot of snow. Seemed like a soup day.
I made a super simple potato leek soup by leaving most of the ingredients out. Some of them I didn't want to use (the hot stuff and the spices) and some of them I didn't have (the parsley or cream.)
I washed three leeks very, very well and chopped them, chopped some garlic and added them both to a pot with a couple of spoons of butter. Salt to taste, covered and let simmer low but not brown, for 10 minutes.
Then I added three cups of chicken broth (from chicken breasts, and three chopped potatoes. Covered the pot and let it cook on the trivit on the wood stove until the potatoes were done. I mashed up most of the potatoes with a potato masher. Simple soup.
I think we may be getting a sunny day tomorrow,
or at least not a rainy day.
Notes: The chickens got out for half a day. Tom got a bale of straw and put it in the shed with the chickens feed he got a few days ago. I gave up on the computer. I would like to mess around doing some uninstalls, but I don't have any re-install disks. So, if I mess up my OS I'm cooked.
(March 4, 2009)
[4 eggs today]