I was outside raking leaves today, gathering them for my blueberry patch, and I worked up a sweat.
Inside, after I cooled down, I then felt chilly. What do you eat when you have a chill? Soup!
I have potatoes—oooh potato soup.
Hmm… I have jars of ham, recently preserved in my pressure canner (see blog)...
Oh… and i have some chestnuts.
What about a Potato-Ham-Chestnut soup??!!! !
- I steamed six small potatoes, cut into small wedges
- when the potatoes were soft, I added about 1/2 cup of chestnuts (from the freezer)
- I then sauteed some chopped onions in butter
- I then stirred in some flour to thicken it
- and then I gradually added milk until it was a lovely thick soup consistency
- I whipped the potatoes and chestnuts and added it to the milk-soup mixture
- I dumped in a drained jar of cubed ham
- I seasoned it with salt, pepper and some cayenne pepper
Taste-testting, as usual, dwindled the pot’s contents.
I then asked Rick to taste test … too thick for him.
So I added more milk and then a tad more cayenne pepper
Oops… too much.. Rick hasn’t done a second taste-test but I’m sure he will think it is too spicy. I might just have to eat the entire pot-ful by myself!!!
-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)