This is a beautiful salad. It would make an elegant addition to any Holiday dinner. The red, green and orange remind me of Spring in Sonoma. The green backdrop dotted with spectacular blossoms. Before we moved there, a friend of mine who originally was from […]
This recipe I found on allrecipes.com called “Delicious Ham and Potato Soup.” It has a nice flavor and texture.
3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper.
In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk, as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot. Cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.
For a creamy soup cook the potatoes until they are soft. I like a smooth texture with chunks of potatoes. So I cook the potatoes until they are just tender. Then, after I add the milk I puree the soup slightly to make it thicker.
I also like to add 3-4 Kale leaves, torn and 1-2 greens onions, chopped.
Some other good choices may include 2-3 cloves of garlic or garlic powder, diced carrots and chopped cauliflower.