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Love and Potato Soup 
Apr. 22, 2013 6:20 pm 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2013 8:20 am
Idea for a blog but my mind is scattered so please bear with... Up at the Poppy's house and want to cook for him. I make things that he may not cook. So yesterday I made Hummus. It's his recipe but he does not make it. He wants it with tofu. I make it when I'm up here and he says chompy-chomp! So I bring a bit of ham to his house for the week. (He pursues vegetarian but doesn't mind a bit of meat as long as it is not beef) Ham is down  to the bone with a tad bit of meat left. (That's because I've been devouring it.) So, I'm thinking Bean Soup. He says "No beans!" last time I was here he chose Black Bean Chili and I'm pretty sure it was too much fiber for us. So... I find a recipe for Potato Soup in my AR recipe 3-ring notebook= Golden Potato Soup. Close but no cigar. Call to the sweetheart ,  he looks in my 3 ring binder & evidently I have not typed up my Mom's recipe. It is lost somewhere in the scary pile-file of recipes on my coffee table by my chair. Poppy says " Where is my Potato Soup".  He really does like it when I cook stuff for him. (:  My response is "Not until tomorrow ". Here I am. Chopping celery and onions and remembering my Mom and glad my Poppy is still here.  I  can't believe that we can't find that recipe in any of his 4 recipe binders. Any suggestions for Potato Soup?  OK So I'm corny. Miss my Mom , and glad my Pa is still here. My Mom always told me that two of the best things in life are soup and bread. She was right.
Apr. 22, 2013 7:48 pm
Oh, I hear ya. I miss my mom so much. I used to try to make potato soup like hers. I tried everything, including instant mashed potatoes. Finally, once, she saw me pour the water off the potatoes and told me that's what's wrong with my soup. Duh. Saute onions and celery; add potatoes; add water to barely, barely cover. Boil until potatoes are done. Should look like potatoes in glue. Then add milk. I use 2% but whole milk is probably better. There are lots of things you could add, like ham or cheese or whatever, but this is the basic recipe! Salt the potatoes before cooking, and season to taste after adding the milk. Heat thru but don't boil.
Apr. 22, 2013 8:03 pm
Thanks Thisni Caza. My Mom used to save the the potato water for a future recipe. My Poppy still loves when I tell him happy bits of stories about my Mom. Things he never heard, and some things I will never tell him. Shall have to search that recipe down once I get home. Is it not sweet how some things come back to your memory? A taste or a scent? Life is good.
Apr. 23, 2013 6:58 am
We love potato soup. There are so many different recipes out there. I hope you find your recipe and then post it here and in your recipe box so we can taste it! My Dad's favorite was hamburger gravy with mashed potatoes. He always wanted me to make the gravy when my mom passed away.
Apr. 23, 2013 7:19 am
I just made potato soup the other night. I liked it but should have followed Thisni Caza way then it would have been perfect for the weather we are having! Hope you find your recipe!
Apr. 23, 2013 8:20 am
I love potato soup. Glad you are able to still be with your dad and help out.
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Maiden name McCartney,the red is from Great Gpa. He came to Colorado from Scotland in his kilts. Love quilting and my family. My sons bring the "red" out in me by calling a quilt a blanket. Fiance and I live in a HUD home that we are remodeling slowly into our idea of what wonderful will someday be. Ah heck, it's wonderful for us to have our own house & not sleep in our vehicle. We had both experienced that B-4 we met each other. SO NEVER SAW that one coming. Sleeping my truck at 39? We agreed we wanted a house B-4 marriage. B careful what you wish for. So we moved in w/ no bathroom, no heat,no gas, we cooked our dinners in an electric wok on the kitchen "counter" that was a door horizontal with a sink installed in it. We had 5 roomates and no shower,garden hose led from the only hot water hookup through the living room to the side walkway,we showered behind the gate. No roomates these days.Thank goodness. Now, we shower inside & talk to friends who made their old house happen. Life!!
My favorite things to cook
Yeast bread. My Mom told me often that bread is one of the best things in life. I tried to make it starting at 9 years old. No idea what a "stiff dough" meant or how to treat yeast. Steadfast, my Mom would eat that just baked slice of a brick and tell me it was good. Then my Dad got into the mix. Thank goodness for his analytical skills. Shortly after that he taught me the why's and wherehows of yeast baking. Love it. Worked at a few bakeries and still the most fun is bread at home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
One is Scotch shortbread from my Granny & Great Aunt Elsie. My Poppy tells me that the original recipe said to "start with a wee bit o stinkin butter".
My cooking triumphs
Can make a mean pot of green chili, but the prob is that I taught one of my sons and my guy how to make it. They took over! Now when I make it the two of them are in the background telling me how to do it! AAaargh!!! You guys! Do you remember who taught you this recipe? (My ex MIL taught me.)
My cooking tragedies
I HATED cooking & loved baking. Baking is more precise. Finally realized I'm a good cook (10 yrs. out}. Had to feed the kids. Then one night I went to bed, heard an explosion downstairs. The hard boiled eggs burst & decorated the kitchen ceiling. I was tired! Ooops.
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