Potato Soup Time

Boy am I enjoying my time off work this week!  Finally got in some knitting.  Got past the heels on my socks and am working on the cuffs.  I can’t wait to have more time to knit after I retire.  I know my days will fill up with other projects, but knitting will be high on my must-do list.

Made a pot of potato soup this morning and let it simmer while I was knitting.  Nothing better than a pot of homemade soup on the stove while you’re making handknit socks!  I love it!

Potato Soup

I don’t have a specific recipe for potato soup.  I make it differently every time, depending on what I have on hand.  If you’re interested, this is what I put in it this morning.  Sorry, I have no idea on the amounts of most of the ingredients.


Dice 7-8 potatoes and cook them 8-10 min in the microwave while prepping the stock.

In the soup pot, saute chopped onion, celery, carrots, red bell pepper, and mushrooms in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.  Add butter and a little chicken broth to the mixture, then a couple tablespoons flour (I use self-rising) and let it cook a bit, like making a roux or gravy.  Stir in more chicken broth, gradually.  Add milk and a slice of raw bacon, salt and pepper.  Add the potatoes and let simmer for 30 minutes or an hour so the potatoes have time to soak up the flavors in the stock.  Garnish with green onions, cheese, crispy bacon.  Even more delicious when served with fresh baked crusty bread.  Yum!

That’s it, folks!


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