Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Want Some Soup?

Time for another Autumn recipe!

Loaded Potato Soup (serves 8)

8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
8 cups milk
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Place cubed potatoes into a glass dish, and cook in the microwave oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until soft.
While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour until smooth, then gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
Stir in the potatoes and onion, and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir in the sour cream and Cheddar cheese until melted and well blended. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with crisp bacon bits, grated cheese and a spoonful of sour cream! YUM!

I finally got to pick up my stitching again after all the confusion around here the past few weeks. This is how my Willow Tree Sampler looked yesterday. More has been done on it since then. I am hoping to meet my deadline goal of October 10th but the closer it gets, the more I wonder if it will be completed. DH will be taking me to a dr. appointment tomorrow (a good hour drive) so I plan to take this along to work on in the car.

I am still feeling rather sluggish after all that has happened recently so I will take some advice this month from a very wise song.

Nothing's impossible I have found,
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.

Don't lose your confidence if you slip,
Be grateful for a pleasant trip,
And pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.

I added a few more items to my October goals list to help give me the shove I need to get started!

1. Start working on Cross Stitch Lottery piece
2. Start posting on group blogs (I have been lax in this area)
3. Start on some smalls
4. Recipe swap at Peek
5. Do a Crazy Exchange for ??

I also ordered Phoebe's Forest by The City Stitcher yesterday. I have loved this pattern for quite awhile. Now I will just keep my fingers crossed it is in stock!


Vonna said...

I love loaded potatoe soup...thanks for the recipe :)
Your stitching looks wonderful! And I shall be keeping you in my thoughts. You've had a rough road lately ... Prayers coming your way!

Hazel said...

The recipe sounds yummy. All the best with your goals. x

Garden Girl said...

I can't wait to make that soup! Anything with potatoes is comfort food in my book ~ thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope all goes well tomorrow.

Mary Ann said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe--I'm hungry now. :)

Your Willow Tree Sampler is looking great--I look forward to seeing the finish.

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for things to get better soon.

Barbeeque4 said...

The soup recipe looks great, will certainly try it this weekend. The sampler is looking super, good luck with your goals!!! Hope it all goes well at the Dr's

Good Thoughts!!!!!

Michelle said...

Your Willow Tree is beautiful! I'm definitely going to try that Loaded Potato Soup...mmm!

BeckySC said...

I love your Willow Tree piece :) :)
For some reason your blog was not showing as updated on my reader.

((((sending hugs))))