Monday, January 28, 2013

making soup.

I made this soup tonight. (Or at least a close variation of it, anyway.) It was yummy...everyone agreed. (I think it helped that I called it chowder rather than soup. Which it really was...basically a clam chowder with ham rather than clams.) I added a sprig of fresh rosemary from the garden and a dash each of nutmeg and needed something and I think that did the trick. (You'll never guess where I found the recipe!)

I bought a 5 lb. bag of potatoes last week for 99 cents. I got about seven meals out of it...mashed potatoes to accompany a roast chicken, baked potatoes to accompany chicken and apple sausages, and now tonight, Potato and Ham Soup.

Not to mention lunches...I had leftover mashed potatoes for lunch one day...a baked potato went in Chris' lunch another day...I had a leftover baked potato with broccoli and cheese sauce for lunch that same day...and I have two potatoes left!

Not bad, eh?

So it was beautiful today...sunny and in the 60's. Not really the best soup day...but it was on the menu so I made it.

I came home after work and opened doors and windows to get some fresh air in this little house of ours. It felt good. I'll admit, I am NOT ready for warm weather...but who could argue these beautiful days? They're just about perfect.

But I won't mind a little rain sometime in the near future...a good excuse to make more soup chowder.


teekaroo said...

I've been trying to figure out what soup to make this week. You may have just inspired me. We're enjoying warmer weather as well, but that just means above zero.

Denise said...

wow, that is good use of those potatoes!!