Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow and The World's Best Potato Soup!

It's Snowing!
I thought I would go all winter without seeing snow, but I was wrong!
And, we all know that cold, snowy days call for potato soup!
Let me just say that this is the BEST potato soup I have ever had!
(Yes, even better than O'Charley's!)
Potato Cheddar Soup
4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 stalks of celery ( I left it out because I HATE celery)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth (or enough to cover the veggies)
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper ( I will definately cut back a little on this next time!)
2 tsp flour
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Throw poatoes, celery, onion, broth, parsley, salt and pepper in large pot and simmer until the vegetables are tender. (I added about a 1/4 tsp of garlic powder!)
In a seperate bowl, mix together cream, milk, and flour then add to soup mixture and cook until soup becomes thick (this can take a while). Stir in cheese and serve once melted! I browned some bacon and added it, also.

Adam was impressed and he really isn't a potato soup person.
He even said it was nice and hearty!
It was so good that I ate three bowls yesterday!
When I make it again, I will definately double the recipe!
We only had enough left for one more bowl!
I also made it with CopyKat recipes version of Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits
2 cups of Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 stick of butter, melted
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Mix bisquick, milk and cheese until well blended.
Roll into balls and bake at 450 for 8- 10 minutes.
I usually get 9 out of one batch :)
Mix butter and garlic powder and pour over biscuits. Let Cool!


Laura said...

OMGosh! Where was my invitation? That soup and bread look de-vine!! Yum! And perfect for the cold weather. I found your blog via BS.

Jillene said...

YUMMY!! I am using these recipes FOR SURE!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dr Zibbs said...

Mmmm. I'm looking out the window at snowas we speak. Do you deliver soup to PA?

Musings of the Mrs. said...

Alright then, I am coming to your house for dinner tonight. YUUUUUMMMM. And its not even cold here in southern California.

pam said...

The soup looks great, something I may try later in the week.

Did the snow stay on the ground? What did the kids think?

Ashlee said...

Laura- So glad you stopped by!

Jillene- I hope they are as delicious for you as they were for me!

Dr. Zibbs- I accept Paypal :)

Musings- I am jealous! I LOVE CA!

Ashlee said...

Pam- Caleb is completely scared of the snow! He sat at the window and watched today and cried because it was making my car "dirty"... Maybe next year he will find it thrilling :)

kel said...

I love, love, love potato soup!!! And I make those biscuits too!!! thanks for sharing the soup recipe!! I'm adding it to my recipe collection! I make a cheeseburger soup that is like that.. but it has ground beef and bacon in it! So good!!

kel said...

oh and we finally got a little slow last night... finally! it didn't stick though! dang it!

Ashlee said...

I'm with you kel... I love potato soup! When I was pregnant with Caleb, I craved all things potato. When we would go out to eat, I would order a baked potato and a bowl of potato soup... Everyone was positive I had lost my mind...

Lana said...

Mmmm. That looks so yummy!! Thanks for shring the recipe. I might just have to attempt making that one day soon!

Now that you have snow, it's a great excuse to wear your...toque! ;)

Debbie said...

Isn't the snow great? I couldn't believe it! And I may make these biscuits tomorrow.