Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Soup and Stuff

Look at this soup!!! This soup was so easy and filling and delicious, I cannot think of anything better! I have been told by some of you that I need to include the recipe for the things I make. Very little of what I make is original, I am always ripping the recipes from somewhere, but I will share them with you, gladly!
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
  • 3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced cooked ham
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk


  1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

(I like this site because it has reviews. Over 5,000 cooks gave this a perfect rating. So did I!)
I serve soup with bread and cheese. My father-in-law got me started doing that a long time ago and it just seems right.

I made that soup a couple weeks ago, but it would be perfect for today. It is a cloudy and raw day, with a brisk wind and temps in the 50's. I wish I had a big pot of this on the stove because I have no clue what to make for tonite's dinner and it's 4:13.
If you do a google for "what's for dinner", it turns out there are all sorts of enterprising folks who have started businesses in the business of your dinner. You can pay them for the menus and the shopping lists. They don't, however; do the actual hard part of loading up and unloading. Sometimes, on days like today, even getting to the store seems like an achievement!
After working all day, the last thing I want to do is fight the fight at the grocery store! I do the shopping early on Sunday mornings, but by the time I fill the cart with toilet paper, paper towels, milk, juice, and the 10 boxes of cereal, it's pert near full and I have room for some fruit and chips.
Grocery shopping has to be one of the worst chores. That, and vacuuming!!


  1. Nothing better on a cold, raw day than soup and a loaf of piping hot bread just out of the oven. Yum!

    I hate grocery shopping too. I don't mind housework--I crank up the tunes and it gets done in no time. It helps to reward oneself with cookies, too!

  2. I just made a Navy bean soup with smoked turkey sausage in the crockpot today. Added kale at the end. We both enjoyed it.

    Now we will be enjoying left overs, enjoy yours.


  3. This looks really good. Especially because I haven't made dinner because I haven't shopped yet. And I don't like winter either. I better change my attitude!

  4. Sissy - This soup absolutely looks, and sounds delicious. So funny, because I too didn't have anything planned for dinner tonight. The soup would have been perfect. So sorry about the game last night. A picture of the back of #13 was in our paper tonight. It had to be heartbreaking to watch. Does she play basketball? If so, let me know. I would love to meet up.
    Connie LOU

  5. Anonymous10:08 PM

    Thanks for sharing your recipe..Would have went well with the bread I baked today..:) yummy...

  6. It does look very good Sissy. Maybe when I catch up I'll try some of the recipes I've seen lately.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  7. Potato soup is one of our favorites--just the thing for these chilly, damp days. I don't mind grocery shopping so much, but I sure wish someone would come home with me and unload them all and put them away:)

  8. I shouldn't have read this post and I really shouldn't have looked at your photo! I'm starving now. :) Yummy!!!

  9. Looks yummy!!
    One of the best things about cold weather is soup!! Potato is one of my favorites.


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