Sunday, August 24, 2008

Recipe and a Walk

Hi Friends,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Today was a great day, other than it was laundry day.....ewwww. :) As ya'll know we live in Texas and it is HOT here. Imagine my suprise when my husband requested potato soup for dinner. Soup? It's 100 degrees outside...uugghhh. But then I relented, of course. :) This is a really good recipe so I thought I would share. Please thank the Genius for gathering the ingredients and taking the pictures for this recipe.

You will need:

8 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
2 cups finely chopped celery ( I like mine a little thick )
2 cups diced onion
4 cups water
3 teaspoons salt
2 cups milk
2 cups whipping cream
6 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons parsley
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/4 teaspoon black pepper ( I add a bit more )
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup evaporated milk ( if necessary )

Note: This will serve a family of four.

In a large soup or stew pot, add water,salt,potatoes,celery and onion.

It should look something like this:

Cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes, until potatoes are done. Add milk and cream and reduce heat. Add butter, parsley, caraway seeds,pepper and garlic. Simmer until ready serve. If your soup is too thick add evaporated milk. ( Note: I have never had to add the pet milk. )

The finished product.

We garnish our soup with grated cheese, bacon bits and green onion. I also made a cucumber & tomato salad and garlic bread. It was sooo good. ENJOY!!

Some of you may know this already but my family & I go to the track 4-6 nights a week. My husband jogs a mile ( then walks with the genius and I ). We usually walk 2 miles. We also love to feed the ducks. :) Tonight I thought I would take you with me. Do you have your tennis shoes on? Let's go.....

Molly is ready :)

Hurry up Daddy, drive.....

On the way to the track someone piped up and said, "Wouldn't a shaved ice be good right about now?"....ok. I'll tell you, it was But, my DH & daughter said "Yep, let's go!"

Molly had some, too.

This would be mine, I can never make up my mind ( cause' I want it all. ) So, I get the Rainbow: banana, strawberry and bubblegum. You have not lived until you've tried this. :) Sorry, took a bite already.

Off to the track we go. We were going to try and finish our treat in the car but the ducks started crossing the you think they recognized us?

The ducks are so happy

Awe, look at the baby.....

Here we are, no make up & all.

( I didn't smile, my teeth looked a little green. )


Ok. Time to to exercise...I love this trail...

There he goes.....
Ahhh...let's take a break.....

To stop and smell the roses....

Thank you for coming with us. Hope you have a great week!

Hugs~ J. :


Tootsie said...

one of my favorite memories as a child was my Omie's (that is grammy in german) potato soup. I used to eat until I was almost sick...and then ask for it as a snack! I never did get her recipe...and even though she is still alive, I am not sure she even knows what it is...her pinches and dashes are so not the way to
I will for sure print this post off and try it...who knows...maybe I will mail her a copy and tell her try yours too! she is a silly little lady with a very thick german accent...I am sure she would get a kick out of the fact that I am still trying to get the recipe!
I secretly think she is not giving it out more clearly, so that I am forced to come to her for it when I can't stand the cravings!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Jessica! mmmm....that potatoe soup looks delish! I will have to try some of that. What a beautiful place to take a looks y'all had a perfect day snowcones and all! Thanks so much for visiting me! Hope you have a great day!


Becky said...

Just in time for fall. Ymmmm.
That soup looks wonderful.
What a great cook you must be.
I saw from Queenie's blog that you love Victorian homes.
We are renovating one.
Come visit and see our progress.
Have a great day. Thanks for the recipe.

Tootsie said...

come pick up your award in my tuesday extra is taking up all kinds of space!

Rue said...

Good morning J :)

I really enjoyed the walk this morning! Funny... I don't feel tired at all ;)

That soup looked soooooo good... yum!

Have a beautiful day!

Mary / Mariah said...

Wow what a great gift for a really sweet girl . So happy for You Jessica . I love it when some one special gets a really special gift . I can't wait to see it in Your garden . Mary

Mary / Mariah said...

I just wanted to say , I really love potato soup and your's looks so GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD I'l have to try it .YUM YUM . Thanks for shareing . Mary

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I already saved this recipe in my files. I will make it really soon. I enjoyed our walk. You and your honey make such a cute couple. I am so glad you started your blog. I feel like I can get to know you much better. I wish Betty would join us. I am feeling better. I have to go outside and mow in a few minutes.
Hugs, Terrie

Mary / Mariah said...

Your Blog is fun , So glad you have a blog . Please come and pick up Your Aword .

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Jessica, Yep!! I mowed the yard. I know I probably shouldn't. I don't think the walking hurts me at all. But, Starting the mower wasn't a fun task with a hurt back. I just about asked the neighbor to start it. Then, I gave it one more try. I'm glad that's done. Larry would do it but they are extremely busy at work. He's not getting home until dusk. I promise to be careful. Hugs, Terrie

Picket said...

Ohhh we love potatoe soup in this household! lol That recipe sounds fantasic! Loved the trip to the track...I would be the one sitting and feeding the ducks while everyone else walked! lol Thanks for coming by sweetie...hope you have a great week!

beddow said...

The soup looks delicious! I may just have to try making it. Oh and I would be over there with Picket feeding the ducks!