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.

5 comments:

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.