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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Recipe of the Week: Potato Soup

With so many people experiencing cold winter weather, it seemed like a good time to post a soup recipe. I made this potato soup a few weeks ago. My dad used to make this for me, and it's one of my favorites.

By the way, I am submitting this post to a few carnivals. I had a tough time deciding which one to particpate in, so I decided to try a few. I think I'm still going to use "Recipe of the Week" in the title though, or maybe I'll come up with something else.

Anyway I'd like to say a big welcome to everyone who's visiting my blog for the first time via those blogs. I just love sharing recipes, and I hope that by participating in these weekly events, I can not only get new ideas to try but also pass some good ideas along, and make some new friends at the same time.


Ingredients:
1 bag hashbrowns (thawed) (I believe it's a 1 lb bag)
1/2 stick of margarine
2 cups of milk
1 can cream of mushroom OR cream of chicken soup (I've used both)
1 small onion (chopped, optional)

Directions: Saute onions (if using). Place all ingredients in crockpot and cook on low. Cooks in 1 to 2 hours on low. (3 or 4 hours if hashbrowns are still frozen at the start of cooking) Serve with cheese and bacon bits.

Tips & Suggestions:
-I've actually cut the recipe in half here. As there are only 2 of us, we can eat this size batch for 2 meals, sometimes 3. If you have a bigger family, you'll want to double this recipe.
-If doubling the recipe, you can use 2 cans of cream of mushroom/chicken, or use one can of each. I can't ever really tell much of a difference in the taste.

-The last time I made this I had some extra chicken broth in the fridge, so I added some to the mixture. I believe I added either a half a cup or a full cup. It turned out good.

-This recipe also freezes good.

-By the way, my crockpot cooks super fast, so if you have an older model, then this may take a little longer to cook.

-Now here's something that I haven't tried yet, because I only just thought of it while we were eating it this last time. My husband is a big meat-eater...well, I am too actually, but my husband really is...he hates meatless meals! So I was thinking the next time I make this I might put some chicken or even some hamburger meat in it.



Now for the memes...I plan on posting my link to the sites listed below. Normally I'd post their icons at the top of the post, but since I found more than one place to post it too, I thought that would look a little cluttered at the top of the post. I had never actually thought of placing the same the link on more than one carnival, until this last month with all the different Christmas events.

And then I was looking around at some of the people who post for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, and I realized that some of them were posting their link for more than one event, so I decided to do the same thing...I guess this means that if some bloggers decided to jump off a bridge, I'd have to do it too! (As long as the water's not too deep, and they're serving cake & cookies below.)

Not sure if I'll put the icons up every week...maybe just the links, and I'll see how these icons look in my sidebar. (And sorry if these are aligned all funny, I've worked & worked with it, but it just keeps formatting itself....does anyone else have this problem?)

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Tempt My Tummy Tuesday is hosted by Blessed With Grace.




Homemaker Mondays is hosted by 11th Heaven’s Homemade Haven.



Making A Happy Home Monday is hosted by As For Me and My House….


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Make Something Monday is hosted by Go Graham Go! and Jolly Mom.









-Jerri






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19 Comments:

  • At January 6, 2009 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

    I like this as it is so much easier than peeling and cutting potatoes. I'll have to try it!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Linda said...

    I love potato soup, and this sounds so easy! Thanks for the recipe.

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Felicia said...

    that potato soup looks wonderful! YUM! I love potato soup.. gonna have to make some now!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

    Hi Jerri. I am so glad you joined us, for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. It is a great group of ladies who always have yummy recipes and ideas. I hope you will keep coming back. I am under the weather, this week, and potato soup sounds wonderful! Thanks!

    About participating in TMTT, you don't have to post the button, at all. It is your choice. Just make sure that you mention my blog and link back to the weeks meme. That will be fine, for us!

    Good to have you here!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

    Your soup looks yummy. I am also having formatting issues with Blogger. Mine are with font size, not images. Who know why!!!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 1:02 PM , Blogger Carla said...

    With hash browns???? How easy is that! Might have to try this one-thank you for sharing:)

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 1:25 PM , Blogger That Girl said...

    Fantastic use for frozen hash browns!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 1:33 PM , OpenID justoneoftheboys said...

    Yum! This sounds easy and delicious! I'll be saving this recipe to try very soon. :)

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 2:06 PM , Blogger The Southern Housewife said...

    OOOH! I can smell this now! Sounds so delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe and for visiting!
    Jennifer

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

    Oh! You're blog is so pretty! I do love color. :-) Have a wonderful Tuesday. I just started multi-linking as well. It is a lot easier!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Brenda said...

    That looks great and easy! Thanks for the other links as well.

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Sherry said...

    This sounds delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 8:04 PM , Blogger lana said...

    Potato soup is a big winner this week! I love it and this recipe looks so good. THanks for joining the Tempt my Tummy fun this week. Hope see you back next week too!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Mel Fraase said...

    Wow - your's is even easier than mine!! I like the hashbrown idea, I spent 30 minutes peeling, washing and cubing my potatoes! The pics look tasty!

     
  • At January 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM , Blogger Catherine said...

    This looks like a great soup. I can't wait to try it out!! Thanks.

     
  • At January 7, 2009 at 9:58 AM , Blogger DarcyLee said...

    I love a new recipe, especially such an easy and delicious-sounding one. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to "see" you again soon. I'll be back for more recipe ideas.

     
  • At January 7, 2009 at 12:48 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

    This potato soup recipe looks great. And the fact that you can make it in the crockpot -- even better! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for coming and visiting my blog, too :)

     
  • At January 7, 2009 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

    Soup is so comforting and this looks wonderful!

     
  • At January 8, 2009 at 8:55 AM , Blogger Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

    Sarah - I agree. It's a great time saver.

    Linda - hope you decide to make it and enjoy.

    Felicia - Yes, everytime I even hear potato soup mentioned, I decide that I want some!

    Lisa (Blessed with grace)- It looks like a fun meme. I will try to join you guys every week.

    Lisa - Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has issues...but I'm also sorry you're having them too, if you know what I mean. I think I'm going to post on this some time, so maybe someone can help me.

    Carla & That Girl & Brenda - The hashbrowns make it really easy and delicious!

    Sherry, Catherine, justoneoftheboys & the southern housewife - hope you guys try & like the recipe!

    Thanks Sarah. But I can't take credit for the design. Yeah, I'm beginning to think this multi-linking is a trend.

    Iana - Glad you liked the post. I enjoyed participating his week!

    Mel Fraase - Yes, this is one of the easiest recipes I can make.

    Thanks DarcyLee! And I'll be happy to "see" you again too! =)

    Lynn - Yes, I love the crockpot. I need to use it more often!

    Lisa (magic sprinkle) - yes, it is comforting, especially for a cold winter day!

     

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