Monday, October 5, 2009

Soup's On!!

I made a post for this delicious potato cheese soup last year, but it is so good, it bears repeating. Also, my cousin Katie in Washington asked that I post it. So here you go Kate......
First, cut about 2-3 nice sized yukon gold's or russets into chunks, and put into large pot. I used 3 here.
Here are all of the ingredients assembled. 1 box Au Gratin potato mix, two cans chicken broth, pint of cream, or 1/2 and 1/2, about 1 1/2 cup water, and two bags sharp cheddar cheese, salt and cracked pepper to taste.
I mix all ingredients except cheese. Bring to boil, then reduce to low heat. Put lid on pot and continue to stir often. After about 30-40 minutes, potatoes should be tender, and you can add cheese. Season to taste, and let thicken a bit.
And voila, in less than an hour, you have the best tasting potato cheese soup, ever! Thick, rich and hearty.
Garnish with bacon bits, and minced scallions, and more cracked pepper. I like to take the left overs on the second day (if there are any) and add some steamed broccoli to it! This rivals Marie Callender's for sure!!
And I leave you with a picture of the front porch. I bundled up all of our corn stalks from the garden this summer after they had dried out well. For the first time ever, I didn't have to buy my dried corn stalks! Some mums and pumpkins, and the door is dressed. Usually I do a wagon with hay and loads of pumpkins and gourds, but I may skip that this year. I like to put oodles of pumpkins in my front yard planters, of various shapes and sizes, and it looks like a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins have gone up like everything else this year, but the best price around is Home Depot. 2.99 a pumpkin, and they are rather large ones too. Happy Harvest!!!!

11 comments:

Lauri said...

Your potato soup looks yummy. I love cool evenings and a bowl of soup.

Thanks for the tip on Home Depot pumpkins. I need a few and I refuse to pay over $5.00 for them.

Genn said...

That soup is the best I've ever had. SOOOOO GOOD!! I better stock up on the ingredients to make it soon. Jake loves it too.

Love your front porch. Looks so harvest happy. :)

Katie said...

YIPPIE!!!! Thank you so much for the recipe, I can't wait. I'm hosting a gathering this weekend & I'm going to make this!!! It looks great, love all that cheese ;)

Happy Harvest, your porch looks Festive to match all of your Festive House!!!

Thank you!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

The soup looks WONDERFUL.. I can practically smell it. I LOVE that we are to warm yummy soup for dinner weather.. I also love your front porch. How creative you are with your corn stalks and all, it all looks so cute..

Erika said...

I will have to make Jer this soup he will love it...me on the other hand I already know how much I'll love it by the indgrediants which means I'll be staying far far away so I fit into my wedding dress! LOL

Btw thanks for the tip on the pumpkins good ol Home Depot is why I have a job!! And we're getting our christmas tree there too, good prices. :)

deb said...

I better make that soup, it looks yummy....I made french onion soup tonight, its fall, soup weather finally!!!!
LOVE your front porch!

pk said...

This soup is perfect for these cool fall days, and potatoes and cheese? two of my favorite things! :-) Comfort food... Your front porch looks so warm and welcoming. Have a good day!
pk @ room remix

Kristi said...

Sounds yummy, my Mama makes a potato cheese soup too that we all love. There is nothing like hot soup on a cold day! I'll be trying this recipe soon, thanks!!

Pam said...

The front porch looks great and so does that potato soup! I can't wait to try this one out.

Amy said...

I can't wait to make the soup. I have a little fall "homemade" something for you that will be ready very soon. It's been so long , but it was that "homemade" post...I didn't forget. Almost done :)

Tawny said...

MMMMM, that was one of my favorite soups last year!!! Thanks for reposting!