Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Good Cold Weather Recipe

Tonight after work I looked about the boat trying to decide what to make for dinner, and it occured to me that I have not made potato soup in some time. This is a really great cold weather dish, and it is well suited to boat life - it handles modifications well, the measurements don't need to be precise, and no matter what you do to it, it always seems to turn out great. I am the sort that is always messing with recipies, tossing in a dash of this, leaving out that (usually because I dont have that on hand) and generally making a new creation out of what was a perfectly good recipe. To date, I have been unable to mess this particular dish up, so I suppose that means it is boat proof. Although it was not cold today, (well it was this morning, we had our first mild frost over night, and the air was pretty nippy when I went for my shower), the temps are sure to drop tonight, so I suppose this is the very weather that potato soup was made for. So here it is...try it, this one is very simple to make...and trust me, not even a sailor can screw it up, because if they could, I would have by now.

Homemade Potato Soup

Ingredients -
3 cups peeled, chopped Potatoes
1 cup Water
1/2 cup Celery slices
1/2 cup Carrots, sliced
1/4 cup chopped Onion
1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cup Milk
1 tablespoon Flour
1/2 pound American Cheese, diced

Preparation:In a large saucepan combine potatoes, water, celery, carrots, onion, parsley flakes, bouillon cube and seasoning. Mix well, cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add milk to flour, mixing until well blended. Add milk mixture to vegetables; cook until thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Tonights modifications omitted the celery and carrots, they were missing in action, substituded evaporated milk for whole milk, and cheddar cheese instead of American. Also, I tossed in a bit of chrushed red pepper, and as always, with about everything I make, I threw in a splash of Worstershire sauce just to be safe.

1 comment:

efmclean said...

k so now I'm hungry - you didn't call me for dinner!