“A first rate soup is more creative than a second rate painting.”
- Abraham Maslow -
During the winter my wife and I like to try and have a soup meal once a week. Of all of the soup recipes we like this one has the most variables, and comes out different every time. I list the basic ingredients first and at the end all of the variables I might add, depending on what direction I want it to go.
4 to 6 already baked potatoes (what kind is up to you)
1 Onion (another personal choice)
2 stalks celery
2 carrots (sometimes I use canned carrots to cut down on cooking time)
1 can chicken broth (I freeze my own to use in recipes)
2 cups ham, bacon or smoked sausage
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup mashed potato flakes
½ stick real butter
Add first seven ingredients, cover with water and boil until done. Add the milk, butter and flakes and simmer for 10 minutes.
I add the variables at the end with the milk, butter and flakes. What variation you use is the fun part. Get creative!
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