There's always an excuse to leave the dishes, dusting, scrubbing and especially yard work for later. My favorite excuses are sewing, reading, cooking, and now decorating my new house with custom projects. Getting away from home in our new camper is also a great excuse -- although that's just another house to clean! Here's what's going on with me and my favorite hobbies.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I had some left over mashed potatoes, so I made some potato soup. Here's the recipe:
1Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
Saute the above ingredients until tender. Add:
4 cups milk (I used skim)
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups mashed potatoes
A note about the mashed potatoes -- I made them with some leftover ranch dressing dip that I had -- so they contributed some extra flavor to the soup.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. hot sauce
After this was heated up, I used my immersion blender to puree the soup. You really don't have to, but I have a new toy and I like to use it!
Add 1 cup shredded swiss cheese and heat until melted. A great "comfort food" meal.