I live in TX. Today, December 7th it is 80 degrees and sunny. This is wrong on so many levels I don’t even know where to begin.
I love winter. I love to be cold; actually I love when it is cold outside and I can wear flannel things and sweats and socks and be warm despite the cold blustery weather.
Cold blustery weather where are you? Please, please come. Please. I miss you.
Since I can’t seem to convince old man winter to come for a visit, I’m just going to pretend. One of the things I like to do in the winter when it’s, you know, COLD is to eat soup. Potato soup. I love the potato, she is my friend. She is the mother of all comfort foods. And when she is in a soup, well my culinary joy is complete.
So here is my potato soup recipe (cooked in the crock pot of course!). If you would like to find some equally yummy soups go on over and visit BooMama. I bet they’ll be soups that don’t use frozen things and are from *gasp* scratch. But really, why go to all that trouble when there is potato soup to be had?
Crock Pot Potato Soup
1.) Put a bag of shredded hash browns in the crock pot. (I use the Southern Style square kind)
2.) Add 3 cups chicken broth, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1 cup chopped ham.
3.) Turn on LOW and cook for 3 to 6 hours. (The longer, the better.)
4.) Stir in one pint of half and half or one can of evaporated milk. (yeah right, who’s going to choose Evaporated milk when Half and Half is an option?)
Remove lid and cook another 30 minutes on HIGH. Serve with a salad and/or a cheesy bread.
Sprinkle your bowl with pepper and extra sharp cheddar cheese.
Serves 4 to 6.
My friend Tonya pointed out to me (in the comments) a vital step in the Potato Soup making process that I forgot to mention, one that I often forget to do myself. (As I have previously stated)
***PLUG IN THE CROCK POT***
And on a side note. My friend Tonya has started a blog and I think we all need to check her out. She is not just a cyber friend but a friend IRL. I have known Tonya since I was a teen with unfortunate taste in eye makeup and hair styles. And yet, still, she is my friend.
She is a fellow homeschooling mom with 4 kids and a husband in the military, I could tell you more about her husband but then I’d have to kill you and that would be hard since I don’t know where most of you live.