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Time for the second post from the archives of USA Today bestselling author Jacquie Biggar. This week I share a delicious recipe that can be adapted for everyone’s tastes and would make a great starter or main course.
Sunday #Soup #Cooking up Memories by Jacquie Biggar
Do you love homemade soup?
Maybe it’s because I owned a restaurant for thirteen years and as chief cook and bottle washer, made a LOT of soup, but I’m very fussy when we go out to eat. It amazes me how so many cooks can’t create a decent soup!
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I’m trained in the house of mom 🙂
She took pity on me and taught me the rudimentary necessities needed to make a delicious base that will work for 99% of the soups you cook.
Onions, carrots, celery. Yep, it’s that easy.
Today, I’m going to share my recipe for Cream of Potato Soup.
Start with a good-sized pot, either a dutch oven or slow cooker if you prefer.
- 1 large onion chopped fine
- 3 med carrots chopped
- 3 med celery chopped
- 1 tbsp margarine or olive oil if preferred
- Salt and pepper
Simmer together on med-low heat until onions are translucent
- 5 pounds potatoes- russet
- 1 litre milk
- 2-3 tbsp chicken soup base
- Salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- shredded cheese (if preferred)
- Peel and chop into bite-size chunks 5 pounds of russet potatoes and rinse in pan of cool water. Drain.
- Add potatoes to pot, then fill to 1-1 1/2 inches above potatoes with water. Set pot to boil, adding salt and pepper to taste.
- Simmer for approx. half an hour or until potatoes are cooked.
- In a separate bowl, add 3 cups cold water and salt and pepper. Slowly mix in the flour stirring with a wisk to blend.
- Add chicken powder base and milk to soup. Stir and return to slow boil before adding the flour water until soup begins to thicken. Simmer ten minutes more for flavors to bind.
- Serve with a little shredded cheese on top.
The best thing about this soup is how easy you can change it up.
- Add a can of clams for clam chowder
- Frozen seafood medley for seafood chowder
- Frozen fancy vegetable mix for Cream of vegetable soup
- Cooked, chopped bacon for bacon and potato soup.
- 2 Cans creamed corn for corn chowder
The choices are only limited by your imagination 🙂
© Jacquie Biggar 2018
So much more than just Potato soup… adding one of those extra ingredients each time your prepare gives you soup for every day of the week. Thanks Jacquie.
A selection of books by Jacquie Biggar
One of the recent reviews for The Beast Within
I found the opening paragraph of The Beast Within painful to read, but it did set the tone for the rest of the book very well.
I love a good mystery thriller, and the premise for this book promised to tick all of my boxes. It has a strong emotional and romantic element, warring guardian angels and an evil serial killer, all combining into one of the best suspense novels I have read in a while.
Add to all of that, an unrelenting pace, beautifully descriptive writing and multiple storylines, in short, a book that will not allow you to stop reading.
The Beast Within is the first of Jacquie Biggar’s books I have read, and it didn’t take me long to realise I would have benefitted from reading the first book in the Mended Souls trilogy. The story itself stands alone, I just felt the need to know the characters a little better.
I will be reading the first book in this trilogy while I await the conclusion to this amazing series…
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Jacquie-Biggar/e/B00MSIJQBG
And at Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jacquie-Biggar/e/B00MSIJQBG/
Read more reviews and follow Jacquie Biggar on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8445812.Jacquie_Biggar
About Jacquie Biggar
Jacquie Biggar is a USA TODAY bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males who know what they want. That is until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them what they really need is love. She is the author of the popular Wounded Hearts series and has just started a new series in paranormal suspense, Mended Souls. She has also contributed to several successful anthologies.
She has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happily-ever-afters.
Jacquie lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her family and loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. She swears she can’t function without coffee, preferably at the beach with her sweetheart. 🙂
Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: http://jacqbiggar.com
Connect to Jacquie Biggar
Facebook Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1051448161572521/
My thanks to Jacquie for granting me access to her archives… I hope you will head over to her blog and have a browse yourselves.. More posts from from Jacquie next Monday.