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.