Monday, April 16, 2007

Soup's On

Here is a recipe for soup from your kitchen. While I make it by "eyeing" the amount, or placing a handful of this or that, for the sake of precision, I'll use measurements.

In a medium sized sauce pan, place two tablespoons of oil or butter and heat til it begins to bubble.

Then add 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion.

Fry them until they are transparent, but not too well cooked or carmelized.

Put in 1 cup of tiny cubes of potatoes.

Pour enough water, approximately 1 cup, to just cover it, and then put on a lid.

Bring to a boil and boil until soft.

Then, take a masher and mash the potato mixture until somewhat fine. Its okay to leave some bits and chunks.

Now add fresh chopped tomatoes and again, bring to a boil, and mash some more.

After this, pour in 1 cup of half and half, or heavy cream.

Then sprinkle over the mixture about a fourth teaspoon of Italian Seasoning or Basil, and another 1/4 teaspoon of dried parsley.

Add about 1/4 or less of sea salt.

Bring to a boil again, and serve in small bowls. This serves 4 adults, but is so delicious that you may want to make the recipe much larger.

What tastes good with this? A toasted cheese and turkey sandwich. Just butter one side of Italian bread and put in a fry pan which has been heated on medium heat.

To this add a slice of cheese or some grated cheese, and layer over it a couple of slices of roasted turkey. Put another piece of bread on top and butter it. Then when it looks like the cheese is melting, flip it over to the other side to toast.

Cut into fourths and serve on a plate with the bowl of soup.

You can adjust this recipe to what you have in your kitchen. For instance, today, I used the butter, onion, brocoli, carrots and cream. I added a pinch of nutmeg.

6 comments:

LadyLydia said...

For people cutting down on breads and starches, just use the turkey slices as bread and put cheese inbetween. Cook on the skillet in the same way.

Gena said...

Hi! I read your blog all the time, but I don't think I've ever commented. This soup recipe sounds delicious! We try to have soup and sandwich night at least once a week, especially in the winter.

Also, your last post on helping your daughter organize has given me some wonderful ideas.

Thank you!

LadyLydia said...

We are still trying to remove the music.

Mrs.Monise said...

That sounds very delicious! I think I may have to try this! Thanks for the recipe.

MrsKamorri said...

For an even better (at least slightly) sandwich- place both slices of bread in the pan (butter side down) and place some cheese on each slice. Put the turkey in the pan by itself to warm up a bit before adding it to one half of the sandwich. If you have it, add a couple slices of bacon, some tomato and lettuce. Just before adding the second slice of bread add a generous slather of homemade mayonnaise. Yum-o! This is my beloved's favorite supper. Also, cheese on both pieces of bread will help keep the turkey from sliding around as you eat, if you forego the other ingredients :)

Candy said...

Yum, cant wait to try it sometime!

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