Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Potato Spinach Soup with Parmesan Toasts

This one's another Old Mother Hubbard meal. The only vegetables in the house were a box of frozen spinach, half an onion, and a potato. I chopped the onion and sauteed it in a pot with a couple tbsp. of butter until it was soft. Then I peeled and chopped the potato and put it, the spinach, and 3 cups of chicken or vegetable broth in the pot with the onions. I let it boil until the potato was soft, then added a cup of milk and put it in the blender. I pureed it and put it back in the pot over medium-low heat and added 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, 1 tsp. of black pepper, and about 1/2 tsp. salt.
To make the parmesan toasts, I toasted some chewy bread, buttered it, sprinkled on some parmesan, and broiled them. Then I cut them up into strips.
Easy, huh?
Oh, to make the white squiggles, I mixed some milk into a little bit of sour cream and swirled it on top.
You can use the same method to make soup out of just about anything depending on what you have.


danielle said...

Yum that looks good! Soup has always been one of my very favorite things, and since I have been pregnant, my love for vegetables has deepened. Especially green ones. Weird huh?

kate said...

That does look good! Too bad Mark doesn't think soup is a meal! Whatever, I don't honor that line of thinking...I'm making soup tonight!

kate said...

Tay, I want to buy a nice knife but I don't know what brand to get. (I want the kind you always use) What size should I get? And can I spend $50 or less???

Lorraine said...

Taylor, I just looked at your blog for the first time and am wondering HOW I MISSED THIS?! Can I send you money in exchange for your recipes? I think your blog is an answer to my prayers...I printed them and am going to make one tonight! THANKS- Lorraine

The Llewellyn's said...

Taylor, I am starving. Time for a new post.