Cheesy Potato Soup
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Cheesy Potato Soup

We have a quick order of business today.

Normally when I start a blog post this way it means I have cleaning to do. Which is once again true in this case. Only this time I have the Spring cleaning fever going on.

Throw it out, throw it all out! I don’t want people to know we sit!!

If you have no idea what I’m talking about you need to watch this video. Yes this one right here. Do it. DO IT! It’ll make your day.

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Did you watch it? RIGHT?! That was totally my mother when company was coming over. And while I don’t have company coming over I actually want this place to look like Disney on ice in one minute!

But on to the point of this post.

The sun is shining today, the birds are singing, I’ve got Spring cleaning on the go, there was just one thing missing. And that thing happens to be the simplest and most delicious thing on the planet. Soup of course!

If you’re new here, I’m a soup girl. Seriously, just give me the soup.

I made this one out of leftovers in the fridge, which meant that it literally took me 10 minutes to make. And then I sat in the sunshine and devoured a huge bowl of it. Then died on the couch. A warm bellied, sitting in a sunbeam fantastic death.

Cheesy Potato Soup

You Will Need:

2 tablespoons (ish) of butter. I never measure I just wing it. Feel free to do the same

1 cooking onion sliced

1 stalk of celery sliced

2 pinches of italian seasonings

1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

2 cups of mashed potatoes (I used leftovers from my fridge)

1/2 cup green peas (again leftovers from the fridge)

1/2 cup old cheddar cheese – shredded

4 cups of milk (I used raw goats milk. Use whatever you have on hand and feel free to add cream to make it creamier. My goats’ milk runs high on the cream scale so I never have to add it.)

Optional Add Ins: Ham, Bacon, or Sausage

Directions

In a large pot melt the butter then fry the onion and celery until soft. Approximately 5 minutes.

Add in the seasonings, green peas, mashed potatoes, and milk working the potatoes with the back of a wooden spoon to ease out some of the lumps. Add in any meat that you want (we had jalapeno sausages leftover in the fridge so I sliced some of them up and added them.) Add the cheddar cheese and stir well.

Heat slowly until warmed, stirring often. Be careful not to let it boil, otherwise you’ll curdle the milk. Portion into bowls and sprinkle cheddar cheese and green onions on the top (bacon too if you have it).

Serve.

 

And then sit in the sunshine, eat warm food, and be happy. For tomorrow it snows again.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m about to go make my toilet look like something from the Men In Black headquarters.

And amen.

Cheesy Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • 1 cooking onion sliced
  • 1 stalk of celery sliced
  • 2 pinches of italian seasonings
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/2 cup old cheddar cheese - shredded
  • 4 cups of milk (feel free to add a little cream to make it creamier)
  • Optional Add Ins: Ham, Bacon, or Sausage

Instructions

  1. In a large pot melt the butter then fry the onion and celery until soft. Approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the seasonings, green peas, mashed potatoes, and milk working the potatoes with the back of a wooden spoon to ease out some of the lumps. Add in any meat that you want.
  3. Add the cheddar cheese and stir well.
  4. Heat slowly until warmed, stirring often. Be careful not to let it boil, otherwise you'll curdle the milk. Portion into bowls and sprinkle cheddar cheese and green onions on the top (bacon too if you have it).
  5. Serve.
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