Potato Soup in the Middle of the Week


Our family loves Potato Soup and I’ve made it a practice to be sure to prepare a large pot approximately every couple months, sometimes even more often. Given all the big and varied meals throughout the many celebrations we’ve participated in these past few months, the need for a comforting pot of Potato Soup began calling all our names so last Tuesday I made another big ole pot. I did a bit of a change this time. I always add some type of meat, usually ham, bacon or chicken. This time we had beef brisket in the fridge that needed to be eaten, so I just cut a good bit of it up in very small cubes, also adding carrot slices (4-6 good size), celery slices (3 ribs), of course onions (1 whole-slivered), along with the potatoes (10-12 average size). I always use, well not always but usually, as a base, 1 package of Bear Creek Creamy Potato Soup dry mix and add a few things, ie. well besides the veggies already listed, the water called for on the package, at least 1 pint of heavy cream which helps the soup thicken just the way we like it, 4-6 c. 2% Milk, 8 oz. sour cream, 4 oz. Cheddar cheese, Basil & Italian Seasonings, Pepper, 2 chicken bouillion cubes, and let cook till all veggies are done. The celery, carrots, onions cook for a while in soup before adding the potatoes so they’ll all be the same consistency when time to eat.  We topped each bowl with a bit more cheese and chopped green onions using as much of the green tops as possible.  What a nice treat for all our tummies.  Sometimes we have bacon bits to top it with or a dollop of sour cream, but didn’t this time.

bowl of potato soup

When we have this delectable soup, I take a quart container to a friend who just loves this soup, and now the restaurant who always served it on Fridays has closed, which makes her getting the fresh soup even more appreciated. Last week, though, when I began to leave our Bible study meeing my car would do nothing, yep, NOTHING. The 2 ladies still there, and I, got the battery out, took it to the local Auto Zone only to find out that the battery is, ‘A Good Battery’ ~ according the battery tester. After lunch, a stop at the local Farmer’s Market downtown, my friends, we referred to ourselves as ‘The 3 Musketeers on an Adventure’ LOL, and then my escort home, hubby arrived home around 4:30 and we made it just at dark and replaced a connector on top of the battery post, just happened to have an extra one…now who just happens to have one?, anyway… the soup had been in the car ALL day, so my sweet friend didn’t get any out of this batch. I’ll have to make it again soon so I can get her some. Thankfully I didn’t tell her I had some for her, so she’ll never miss it ~ well, not until I tell her the story anyway.  Oh, after my sweet hubby got my car repaired, our friend had us come in, eat some Boudin she and her husband had made and we had a great visit, until Carl had a call and had to work, then I got Jonathan from youth and the beat goes on…

About gingy55

The Lord has blessed me in so many ways; family, friends, and those who may one day be friends. Being blessed with a rich heritage of cooks, I decided to share some of my life with those who are interested. I pray that you're going to be able to add to your repertoire of meals either by using my recipes or customizing them for you, your family and friends. BTW Gingy is the name my brother and sister called me when we were little as they couldn't say Jennie.

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