Friday, February 26, 2010

Fabulous Food Friday - Potato Soup

UPDATE: There is a recipe swap that is taking/took place over at Simply Modern Mom
Over-used Recipes Swap

Colder weather
gets me in the mood
for a big 'ol bowl of
potato soup
Here is a recipe that I hope you enjoy as much as we do!

1 medium onion, chopped
1 to 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
3 to 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tea. minced/chopped garlic (optional-but great!)
1 tea. minced chives (optional)
1 1/2 tea. sugar
1/2 tea. salt
1/4 tea. dried rosemary, crushed
1/8 tea. pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups milk, divided (see below before measuring)
1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup frozen peas

1. In a saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender.
2. Add broth, potatoes, sugar, salt, rosemary, garlic, and pepper; bring to a boil.
3. Reduce hear; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
4. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
5. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes.
6. Stir in ham, peas and remaining milk; heat through. **I don't always add the remaining 2 full cups of milk. Add milk slowly until you reach the desired consistency. I personally prefer a thicker soup!

Oh my... makes my mouth water thinking about it... I think I might just go warm me up a bowl!
Serve with honey cornbread and enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am a bad, non-consistent, always neglecting, pitiful blogger... this makes me sad... mainly because when I found out I was expecting, I got super excited to have something to blog about! My plan was to use this blog to keep track and journal my progress and new pregnancy experiences...

Needless to say... that didn't happen... :-(

Pregnancy has come and gone and - believe it or not- she is already a few days shy of being 2 months old! Can you believe it?!? (well- I am sure you can... you may not have even known I was expecting) But I sure can't believe it... where has the time gone?

oh... she is waking..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Super Pout

She has perfected the pout!