Wednesday, December 8, 2010

52 Project - week 17 - Potato Soup

You say PotAto, I say potahto, we ALL say Potato soup! One of my favorite childhood recipes and dinner experiences was POTATO soup!  I know it's the life of a frugal kid, but HEY it was a rich life!

I recently got 5 lb bags of potatoes BOGO at Publix and you know what that means... potato soup marathon! So I peeled 10 lbs of potatoes and froze the soup for a later date and of course we had soup that night for dinner.

So here's the deal... You make the soup according to the recipe (see below) and then you GO BANANAS with the toppings.  In our house we have added: hot dogs, cheddar cheese, mozarella, crackers of all sorts, bacon, chicken, pork, beef, bologna, seasonings (cavendars of course!).  NOW settle down, we didn't put all of these ingredients in all at once, ok maybe we tried it once, but the idea is to use what is left over in the fridge to dress up the basic potato soup.

Scroll down below the photos to see the recipe, I hope you try it and fall in love. It's such a fun and cheap way to feed the family.

Leave a comment below or photos of your final bowl!

Week seventeen - Potato soup!

Soup Recipe

3 tbsp. margarine or butter
1/2 onion chopped
4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
Instant mash potatoes (a box)
Powered milk, 1/2-3/4 cup

Saute onions in butter. Meanwhile, boil water and place into it the potatoes. After potatoes have boiled and they are soft, remove them with a slotted spoon. Set the potatoes aside in a bowl and SAVE the water.  Add the powered milk to the water, stir it in. While milk is lightly boiling add the instatn mashed potatoes to consistency you want your soup to be (I like it thick). Return the cooked potatoes, onion and desired seasoning to the pot. Serve soup plain and let your guest "Dress it for Success!"

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