Monday, March 30, 2009

Potato Soup with Focaccia

Here is my soup for this weeks Souper Sundays
I have been making this soup since I was 12, it's one of my families favorites. One of my favorite things about this soup is how easy & simple it is, as long as I have a bag of potatoes and some kind of milk I can make this soup. Now if I were making this just for me I would add celery, the kids (& Hubby) out-voted me on this one. Darn it!!

McFarland's Potato Soup

1- 5lb bag of Potatoes, peeled and cubed

1c. cubed Ham

1c. Corn

1c. Cream

1/2c. Butter
2T. Parsley
1c. shredded Cheese

2T. Alpine Spice/ or Salt & Pepper blend

Place your potatoes,ham & corn in a large pot. Add enough water to cover those ingredients. Bring to a boil, turn heat down, stir in the parsley, simmer until the potatoes are tender about 20-30 min.
Remove from heat add butter, cheese and cream- you can substitute marg, for the butter, and reg. milk, half 'n half or canned milk for the cream.
Now I get to use one of my absolute favorite kitchen gadgets- my immersion blender- here it is- The Star *******

Here is the soup before I use my Star-

Here is the soup after-

Nice & thick & creamy, yum.

Now the Focaccia recipe I got from, it's not the best I have ever had so I decided not to post it, but if you wanna check it out you can go there :)

So here we have the finished product, Potato Soup with Focaccia-

If you get a chance you should go check out the Souper Sunday Blog, she made a beautiful soup there Sunday :)
Happy Monday All!


Donna-FFW said...

I just love my immersion blender!! I missed this weeks Souper sunday.. so much going on here.. Hopefully I can redo this coming week.

Lissaloo said...

Thank you for the link to it, I love making soup :)

Monica H said...

I love potato soup. Sorry the focaccia wasn't better. It still looks good!

Willoughby said...

I don't have an immersion blender, but I'm always thinking about getting one. The last time I pureed hot soup I used my food processor. What a mess! Your soup looks excellent!

Lissaloo said...

Monica- I have a recipe I like alot, I was just to lazy to dig it up and I like to try new ones, that'll teach me right :)
Willoughby- I used to run mine through the blender in batches, what a pain, I wanted an immersion blender forever. I was helping a fiend organize her yard sale & she had one her mom gave her, she didn't even know what it was! So I bought it for $5. I wish I had just gotten one sooner, it is amazing. A must have kitchen gadget :)

Debinhawaii said...

I love potato soup--especially easy to make potato soup. It looks delicious--thanks for sending it to Souper Sunday this week!



BTW--My immersion blender is my favorite kitchen tool. I could not get along without it!

Thank you!!!

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