Sunday, October 18, 2009

Come to the Pantry Party!

Jane over at Thrifty Countrywoman is hosting a pantry party. We are sharing reciepts or posting hints for stocking the pantry.

I'm all for reciept sharing, so here we go!

Creamy, Dreamy, Potato Soup

6 medium potatoes (we use Yukon Gold -- such a pretty colour!)
2 medium onions
5 c. whole milk or
4 c. milk and 1 c. cream
1/2 stick butter
salt and pepper to taste

Peel and thinly slice the onions. Melt 1 T. butter in a sauce pan and cook onions until clear. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes. Add them to the onions and put in just enough water to cover them. Cook slowly until the potatoes are fork tender. Pour off the water to use for making sourdough bread or Moravin Sugar Cake.

Mash the potatoes to your desired consistency. We like chunks of potatoes, so we just mash them until we have a half and half of chunks and mashed potatoes. Add the rest of the butter and all of the milk. Heat through and serve with cheese croutons.

Miss Kathryn will add a small can of chopped tomatoes to the soup as well as about 1/2 c. cheddar cheese. Sometimes, she will fry up some bacon, use the grease to cook her onions and leave it in the pot to flavor the soup. I love the tomatoes and cheese addition! Yummers!

Won't you join our party? Just click on Jane's link above or on the sidebar or post your receipt in the comments section.

Bon appetite!


  1. This recipe sounds wonderful! Good use out of things in our pantry

  2. Oh, this sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. Matty

    Potato soup is Jamie's favorite. I've never tried using tomatoes in it. Will have to give it a try! Using the potato water for the Moravian Sugar Cake is very resourceful!


  4. Potato soup is a favorite around here! That Moravian sugar cake sounds delish too. Now I have a use for that water!



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