Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Winter Storm? Ice Outside? Warm Inside!

I'm sure if you've been anywhere near a TV today, you've seen the winter storm warnings. For those of you in my neck of the woods, you don't have to watch the television to know you'd better stay inside and plan on NOT going anywhere. I was fortunate enough to have my work day canceled due to the snow emergency (won't be pretty when I get my paycheck), but I am happy to be home with my girl and my roommate.

The pic above is the potato soup I made for supper. I was going to snap a pic of the homemade cornbread, but they beat me to it and had 4 pieces of it missing before I got back with the camera! I don't usually follow a recipe when I cook, unless it's something I've never made before (and that doesn't always stop me!). This meal was no exception... so I'm gonna guesstimate for you.

Add or subtract ingredients to suit your family's tastes.

8-10 potatoes
one stick of salted butter
2 cups of milk
1/2 block velveeta cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
1 TBSP Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic
1 TBSP Tastefully Simple Onion Onion
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, seasoned salt to taste

Cook the potatoes, butter, milk, and a small amount of water.
When the potatoes are about halfway done, add the mashed potato flakes, cheese and seasoning. Continue to cook on low for at least 30-45 minutes to allow soup to thicken.
Serve with homemade cornbread...mmmmmm!

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  1. Looks and sounds yummy!!!! :)

  2. This looks so yummy - do I cook the potatoes IN the milk/butter/water? Or boil the potatoes in boiling water and then add milk/butter? Sorry to be having a dense moment tonight! New follower, btw!

  3. Sorry! I did cook them in the milk, butter and water, but it might be better to cook them a little in the water first. This meal had a mixed review. My picky daughter LOVED it and my roommate ate his whole bowl, didn't comment and hasn't eaten leftovers... When I make it again, I will probably go a little lighter with the garlic, but I thought it was good.

  4. HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

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  5. Um...looks GREAT! BUT I don't think it will fly with my "diet"...but I can dream, right? :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"!!

  6. That is so yummy looking! I have been snowed in too! If you have not been by yet, I would love for you to come link up! Every month the best link gets prizes!