Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Potato Soup


Remember the question of the day? In case you don't, it is "What's for supper?" Tonight the answer was homemade potato soup. This is always a hit at our house.

I remember the first time that I had this. I was pregnant with Autumn, and Mac was ten months old. I was dealing with a few health issues at the beginning of the pregnancy, and my grandma came to stay with us. She had to take care of Mac, as I was not allowed to lift him. She did all of the laundry, as the washer and dryer were in the basement, and I wasn't allowed to do stairs. AND, she did all of the cooking. What a blessing she was to our young family. One night, Grandma made this soup for dinner. Mac ate three bowls, little as he was. I had to have the recipe. It's still one of his favorites fifteen years later!

Potato Soup

4 c. diced potatoes
1 onion, chopped
4-5 ribs of celery, with leaves, left whole
water to cover
6 Tbls. butter
7 Tbls. flour
1 Tbls. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 c. milk

Place diced potatoes, onion and celery in a large pot. Barely cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender. DO NOT DRAIN. Discard celery. Mash potatoes in the pot. Add butter, flour, salt,and pepper. Mix well, using electric beaters. Add milk, mix well, and serve immediately. I double this recipe for our large family.

5 comments:

Betty said...

Yes, we love potato soup. My girls have always thought that potato soup would cure any illness. When my youngest daughter was in college and had a virus, she called and said "please come get me and make me some potato soup."

Our recipes sound similar.

Enjoyed by visit with you......

Kelli said...

Mmmm...I love potato soup and your Grandma's recipe sounds delicious!!
Kelli

Karen said...

Potato soup is a staple at our house, too. So tasty and filling. I will try this recipe, also.

PortraitofPeter said...

Potato soup is my favourite too..

Must try your Grandma's recipe.

Blessings this Spring day.

Suzy said...

Tracy,
The potato soup sounds good...we are big soup eaters in the winter.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I'll be back again. Nice to meet someone from just up the highway !!!