Right weather for soup
The Christmas decorations are put away and the house back to normal. I love to get the decorations out before the holidays, but it’s always nice to put them away too! It looks like our winter is really here. I haven’t stuck so much as my nose out the door today and even then I need to have my “cuddle duds” on! This is the perfect weather to warm up with soup. Some friends and I were lunch guests at the home of Faye Miller last week. She served this delicious potato soup and it hit the spot!
1 lb carrots, diced
1 stalk celery with leaves, diced
1/3 cup onion, diced
4 cups water
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp pepper
Cook the above ingredients until tender.
2 additional cups water
4 lbs potatoes
Cook until potatoes are fork tender.
1 can cream of celery soup
1 cup milk or half and half
4 Tbsp butter
1/2-1 lb ham, diced
Cook until heated through. You can add some dried parsley if you want.
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.