Remember that plethora of potatoes I mentioned a few posts ago? Well I decided to put a few of them to good use & make something new - potato soup. I found a recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (given to the Mr. & I as a wedding gift 13.5 years ago). It's my go-to cookbook and we always like everything I make from it. The recipe makes enough for about 4 people but I wanted to make a little more since we are hearty soup eaters. So I tweaked the recipe a bit & this was the delicious result:
5 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 cups chicken broth, plus 3/4 cup
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons dill
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 cups whole milk
Boil peeled and cubed potatoes till soft. Remove potatoes from water and place in large bowl. Mash straight up and down with a wood spoon. The more you mash it, the mushier it will be. So if you want your soup a little chunkier, don't mash it as much. Add chicken broth to the bowl of potatoes and stir gently. Let sit. In a large pot, melt butter on medium-low heat. Add flour and dill. Stir with wood spoon till mixture bubbles for one minute. Add potato mixture to pot. Stir. Add milk. Stir. Add 3/4 cup chicken broth. Stir. Let soup heat through. Pour into bowls and serve. Add salt & pepper to taste.
This soup is perfect for warming you up on a cold winter day. I had my 9 year old help me & was surprised at how easy it was to make. Enjoy!!