Potato Soup Weather

It snowed today. For real.  Yesterday, it was in the 60s, tomorrow will be in 60s, and Sunday might even hit 70, but today, it sleeted then snowed.  It didn't stick to anything, but still!  Craaaaaazy.

My favorite thing to make for dinner the first time the temperature plummets is potato soup.  I don't use a recipe.  I vary things, like herbs.  I am not a chef.  I'm not even a food blogger.  I don't even take good pictures of food.  Please be kind and don't laugh at me, but I'm sharing this anyway, because it just tastes good.

My Potato Leek Soup "Recipe"
  • First, I peel some potatoes - this time, I used 7 big russets - and cut them into chunks.  (You might have guessed that much.)
  • Then, I take a bunch of scrubbed leeks, and slice the white and light green parts.  These, I saute in some olive oil.  Or butter.  Or half oil, half butter.  
  • Next, I add a little garlic. 

  • After the garlic starts to brown, I add 6 cups of veggie broth and my potato chunks.  
  • Now it's time for salt, pepper, and dried herbs (if I'm using dried).  Bring it to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, simmer until the potatoes are very soft.  
  • Now, if I use fresh herbs, like I did today, I add those to the pot.  This time, I used fresh chopped sage, rosemary, and thyme, because I had them.  
  • I like my potato soup creamy, but a little chunky, so I use an immersion blender to puree the soup.  I leave some chunks, though.  Sometimes, I use a potato masher instead, and leave it a lot chunkier.
  • The last thing I do is add a generous helping of cream.  I go by the color of the soup.  I want it to look less brown, more dark, creamy off-white.

I usually make a plain Jane Irish soda bread, but we had some Samuel Adams Oktoberfest ale around, so I made beer bread instead, using this recipe.

Yes, this is a lot of simple carbs, but sometimes, you're just too cold to care.

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  1. Looks delish-and very comforting!

    1. Despite the warm and sunny weather, it tastes even better today! ;)

  2. Wow... snow in October! The soup sounds so yummy! So glad we're talking about warm things and comforting things already :)

    1. Trust me, an October snowfall is a rarity! I remember it happening once before, although that time it actually stuck. Today was in the 60s and lovely, though. That's Kansas! If you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will change!

  3. Your recipe is just like mine :) I love potato leek soup! There is something just perfect about a home-made soup!

    1. Ha! :) It's long been one of my favorites. I have trouble eating soup at restaurants now, and definitely have problems eating canned.


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