Archives from February 26, 2010

Soup’s On!

Photo: Sheri Berger
Friday, February 26th, 2010 in Sheri's Recipes

I promised you a healthier recipe this week, and here it is. (I didn’t mean a healthier version of the Grilled Cheese, which some of you thought. There IS no healthy version of a grilled cheese sandwich. At least not one that tastes as good as last week’s recipe.) This soup recipe is delicious and easy to make, so a win/win all around. Sue in MT mentioned it in a Facebook comment and I asked her for the recipe. I love crockpot recipes and I love soup. This really hits the spot. (Thanks again for sharing it, Sue!)

sue's-potato-soupSue’s Potato Soup

3 cans of Swanson chicken broth
(I used the big 48 oz. box instead)
8 cups cubed potatoes, not peeled
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup carrots, sliced thin
(I used a bag of frozen carrots)
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine these ingredients and let cook in a crockpot on high for 6 hours. Then add:

1 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
1 package (about 3 cups) of diced ham
Bacon bits to taste (if desired)

Cover and cook 1 more hour. Thicken slightly with flour.  Enjoy with crusty bread and a big salad.

Thanks for all of your comments on last week’s contest blog. You must like to talk about the Olympics, because a lot of you participated in the comments this month! We usually draw one winner per every 250 or so contest entries, so this month we used the random number generator to draw FIVE winners. On Monday, we’ll be sending a skein of Wollmeise to: Megan N. in CA, Nancy W. in OH, Marilyn P. in NC, Seanna Lea L. in MA, and Brenda M. in CA. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks for participating in the contest.  We’ll have another one next month. In the meantime, make sure you’re a part of our Facebook Group, as we do 24 Quick Quizzes over there each month, too.

What is it about Curling? I missed watching that on TV and so many of you mentioned how much you like it. It sounds like THE mystery sport of the Olympics. It looks like it was invented in Scotland in the 1500′s, according to this article. The Biathlon is another thing that puzzles me. Who thought up that combination? (OK – I just Googled that, too. It was thought up as an exercise for Norwegian soldiers in the 1800′s. I think they need to do a program about the origins of all of these sports. Or have they mentioned bits and pieces and I was just too involved in my knitting to pay attention?)

Sheri IhavetoputmyknittingdownforLOST,too.Anyoneelse?

« Older posts  ·  Newer posts »