I made soup!
I made dinner!
No, no. It’s really not as bad as all that. I made dinner a few other times this week as well. I’m getting better, really I am.
This soup, called Sarah’s Potato Soup (by me) is from the eldest daughter of our good friends the McBride’s. The reason I take the time to explain that is that the lot of them are quite impressive in the kitchen and it’s possible this is a family recipe as opposed to Sarah’s exclusively. I know my friend Coco (Sarah’s sister) also makes it. The difference between Coco and me? She makes it on a random Wednesday night; I wait for a special occasion (a la First Friday in Lent).
I was actually going to make this soup on Ash Wednesday, but that was the night things got crazy and I ended up serving cereal for dinner. Really good quality cereal, only the best will do.
So I was all set to make the soup tonight and five o’clock rolled around and I found myself painting the back door. Paul called to see if we were still on board for 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross downtown and when I told him what I was up to, he kind of stifled a laugh.
“I wonder,” said I, “if I subconsciously will do anything to avoid cooking?”
But in a feat of beautiful awesomeness, I finished painting the door, got Stage One of the soup done and loaded us up to meet Paul downtown. We made it to Stations and then came home and I finished the soup. We just finished our meal, and about three to seven times throughout, Paul remarked that he could eat this way every night (soup, crusty bread, sharp Provolone, German lager). Good eats.
Ina would be so proud.
Sarah’s Potato Soup
1 stick butter
2 C onions
1 C carrots
8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3-4 cans chicken broth
melt butter and sauté onions, add carrots
sprinkle flour and coat
meanwhile (or before! If you remember!) boil the cubed and peeled potatoes for ten minutes.
Add sautéed vegetables to potatoes, add salt and pepper. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 45 minutes.
Stir in a pint of sour cream, add grated cheese and green onions (I don’t add the green onions).