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  1. #1
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Comfort Food

    Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around.
    It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    putting out a lot of effort. So last night I made some plain, old
    fashioned potato soup.

    Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions and threw
    them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    potatoes. When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe it was 8
    cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on medium low
    heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. Added a
    couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up.

    Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. Had a big assed piece of
    cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    snack.

    Michael

    --
    "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    ~ Carson Kressley

    Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    In article <[email protected]> ,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around.
    > It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    > putting out a lot of effort. So last night I made some plain, old
    > fashioned potato soup.
    >
    > Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    > stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions and threw
    > them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    > potatoes. When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe it was 8
    > cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on medium low
    > heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    > kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. Added a
    > couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up.
    >
    > Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. Had a big assed piece of
    > cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    > snack.
    >
    > Michael


    That sounds very nice Michael!

    I wonder if that would work with yams?
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- Dalai Lama

  3. #3
    Lynn from Fargo Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    On Nov 19, 9:57*am, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article <Xns9B5B50F816315foodforthou...@198.186.190.162> ,
    > *"Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around.*
    > > It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    > > putting out a lot of effort. So last night *I made some plain, old
    > > fashioned potato soup. *

    >
    > > Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    > > stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions and threw
    > > them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    > > potatoes. *When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe it was 8
    > > cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on mediumlow
    > > heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    > > kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. *Added a
    > > couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up.

    >
    > > Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. *Had a big assed piece of
    > > cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    > > snack. *

    >
    > > Michael

    >
    > That sounds very nice Michael!
    >
    > I wonder if that would work with yams?
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >
    > "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- Dalai Lama


    ========================================
    No offense, Michael, but that's how my mom made it . . . minus the
    milk. The potatoes make a "milky" looking broth and she added a bunch
    of celery seed. I hated that stuff. My sister, however, has spent the
    last thirty years trying to duplicate it. She also loved Mom's mac &
    cheese - made with the sorta dried up "ends" of any orange cheese
    (mostly Velveeta and very sharp Canadian Cheddar. Yuck. Other than
    those two things, I don't remember disliking anything she ever made
    more than once - allowing for the occasional disaster.
    Lynn in Fargo
    Still trying to duplicate her beef vegetable soup



  4. #4
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    Omelet <[email protected]>
    news[email protected]: in
    rec.food.cooking

    >
    > That sounds very nice Michael!
    >
    > I wonder if that would work with yams?


    Hmmm... Not sure. I know there is yam soup out there but I've never made
    it. Seems like it's an entirely different animal IIRC. I *think* the
    recipe I looked at a long time ago called for wild rice, chicken broth and
    different seasonings.

    Michael



    --
    "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    ~ Carson Kressley

    Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  5. #5
    whatzittooya Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food


    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 2...
    > Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around.
    > It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    > putting out a lot of effort. So last night I made some plain, old
    > fashioned potato soup.
    >
    > Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    > stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions and
    > threw
    > them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    > potatoes. When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe it was 8
    > cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on medium
    > low
    > heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    > kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. Added a
    > couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up.
    >



    Sounds like soup we make but we top it with some crumbled bacon and shredded
    cheddar.


    > Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. Had a big assed piece of
    > cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    > snack.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > --
    > "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    > ~ Carson Kressley
    >
    > Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com




  6. #6
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    On Nov 19, 5:58*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    > Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around. *
    > It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    > putting out a lot of effort. So last night *I made some plain, old
    > fashioned potato soup. *
    >
    > Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    > stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions and threw
    > them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    > potatoes. *When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe it was8
    > cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on medium low
    > heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    > kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. *Added a
    > couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up.
    >
    > Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. *Had a big assed piece of
    > cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    > snack. *
    >
    > Michael *
    >
    > --
    > "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ~ Carson Kressley
    >
    > Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com


    One of my faves is baked potato soup with lots of cheese, bacon, and
    scallion.....damn, that's sounding like something I'll have to make
    soon!

  7. #7
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    In article <[email protected]> ,
    "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]>
    > news[email protected]: in
    > rec.food.cooking
    >
    > >
    > > That sounds very nice Michael!
    > >
    > > I wonder if that would work with yams?

    >
    > Hmmm... Not sure. I know there is yam soup out there but I've never made
    > it. Seems like it's an entirely different animal IIRC. I *think* the
    > recipe I looked at a long time ago called for wild rice, chicken broth and
    > different seasonings.
    >
    > Michael


    I just ask because I'm avoiding spuds, but not yams.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- Dalai Lama

  8. #8
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    On 19 Nov 2008 13:58:20 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\""
    <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    >Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. Had a big assed piece of
    >cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    >snack.


    You're a big piggie.

    OINK!



    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  9. #9
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    On Nov 19, 1:57*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > On Nov 19, 5:58*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around.*
    > > It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    > > putting out a lot of effort. So last night *I made some plain, old
    > > fashioned potato soup. *

    >
    > > Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    > > stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions and threw
    > > them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    > > potatoes. *When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe it was 8
    > > cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on mediumlow
    > > heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    > > kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. *Added a
    > > couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up.

    >
    > > Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. *Had a big assed piece of
    > > cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    > > snack. *

    >
    > > Michael *

    >
    > > --
    > > "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    > > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** * ~ Carson Kressley

    >
    > > Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

    >
    > One of my faves is baked potato soup with lots of cheese, bacon, and
    > scallion.....damn, that's sounding like something I'll have to make
    > soon!- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Here's my favorite - I make it about once every two years because a
    bowlful has like 800 calories. ;-)

    Baked Potato Soup Nancy Dooley

    4 large potatoes
    2/3 cup butter
    2/3 cup flour
    1-1/2 quarts milk
    4 green onions, chopped
    1 cup sour cream
    2 cups crisp cooked, crumbled bacon
    5 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
    salt and pepper to taste

    Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake the potatoes until fork tender. Melt
    butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk
    until thoroughly blended. Gradually add milk to the butter flour
    mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over
    low heat, stirring constantly. Cut potatoes in half, peel (discard the
    peel) and dice the potato. When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in
    potato. Add green onion. Whisk well, add sour cream and crumbled
    bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until all is
    melted in. (I prefer to sprinkle the bacon and green onion on top at
    serving time.)

    N.

  10. #10
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Nov 19, 1:57*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > > On Nov 19, 5:58*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around. *
    > > > It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    > > > putting out a lot of effort. So last night *I made some plain, old
    > > > fashioned potato soup. *

    > >
    > > > Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    > > > stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions and
    > > > threw
    > > > them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    > > > potatoes. *When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe it was 8
    > > > cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on medium
    > > > low
    > > > heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    > > > kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. *Added a
    > > > couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up.

    > >
    > > > Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. *Had a big assed piece of
    > > > cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    > > > snack. *

    > >
    > > > Michael *

    > >
    > > > --
    > > > "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    > > > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ~ Carson Kressley

    > >
    > > > Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

    > >
    > > One of my faves is baked potato soup with lots of cheese, bacon, and
    > > scallion.....damn, that's sounding like something I'll have to make
    > > soon!- Hide quoted text -
    > >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Here's my favorite - I make it about once every two years because a
    > bowlful has like 800 calories. ;-)
    >
    > Baked Potato Soup Nancy Dooley
    >
    > 4 large potatoes
    > 2/3 cup butter
    > 2/3 cup flour
    > 1-1/2 quarts milk
    > 4 green onions, chopped
    > 1 cup sour cream
    > 2 cups crisp cooked, crumbled bacon
    > 5 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
    > salt and pepper to taste
    >
    > Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake the potatoes until fork tender. Melt
    > butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk
    > until thoroughly blended. Gradually add milk to the butter flour
    > mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over
    > low heat, stirring constantly. Cut potatoes in half, peel (discard the
    > peel) and dice the potato. When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in
    > potato. Add green onion. Whisk well, add sour cream and crumbled
    > bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until all is
    > melted in. (I prefer to sprinkle the bacon and green onion on top at
    > serving time.)
    >
    > N.


    Oh yum. Add some chopped clams to that and I'm so there!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -- Dalai Lama

  11. #11
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    On Nov 20, 9:44*am, Nancy2 <nancy-doo...@uiowa.edu> wrote:
    > On Nov 19, 1:57*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Nov 19, 5:58*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:

    >
    > > > Had a couple of big bags of Idaho taters from Sam's Club laying around. *
    > > > It's been pretty cold the last few nights and I wanted some soup without
    > > > putting out a lot of effort. So last night *I made some plain, old
    > > > fashioned potato soup. *

    >
    > > > Threw a couple of sticks of butter in a pot. Chopped up a white onion,
    > > > stalk of celery, couple cloves of garlic and 3 or 4 spring onions andthrew
    > > > them into the pot to saute'. Meanwhile I peeled and cubed 3 of those huge
    > > > potatoes. *When the veggies looked translucent I put in 6, maybe itwas 8
    > > > cups of water and the cubed potatoes. Covered the pot and put on medium low
    > > > heat until the potatoes were tender. Then I threw in some cracked pepper,
    > > > kosher salt and a handful of fresh parsley I had chopped up. *Addeda
    > > > couple of cups of whole milk and left it on the stove until warmed up..

    >
    > > > Ate it with a chunk of bread and some butter. *Had a big assed piece of
    > > > cherry pie for dessert and then later on made some popcorn for a midnight
    > > > snack. *

    >
    > > > Michael *

    >
    > > > --
    > > > "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    > > > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ~ Carson Kressley

    >
    > > > Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

    >
    > > One of my faves is baked potato soup with lots of cheese, bacon, and
    > > scallion.....damn, that's sounding like something I'll have to make
    > > soon!- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Here's my favorite - I make it about once every two years because a
    > bowlful has like 800 calories. *;-)
    >
    > Baked Potato Soup * * * Nancy Dooley
    >
    > 4 large potatoes
    > 2/3 cup butter
    > 2/3 cup flour
    > 1-1/2 quarts milk
    > 4 green onions, chopped
    > 1 cup sour cream
    > 2 cups crisp cooked, crumbled bacon
    > 5 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
    > salt and pepper to taste
    >
    > Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake the potatoes until fork tender. Melt
    > butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk
    > until thoroughly blended. Gradually add milk to the butter flour
    > mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over
    > low heat, stirring constantly. Cut potatoes in half, peel (discard the
    > peel) and dice the potato. *When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in
    > potato. Add green onion. Whisk well, add sour cream and crumbled
    > bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until all is
    > melted in. (I prefer to sprinkle the bacon and green onion on top at
    > serving time.)
    >
    > N.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    That's the one! That's some good stuff, and with the crappy weather
    today, I'm thinking that's what's for dinner tonight. I will ignore
    the calories, tho...

  12. #12
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    merryb <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]:
    in rec.food.cooking

    >
    > That's the one! That's some good stuff, and with the crappy weather
    > today, I'm thinking that's what's for dinner tonight. I will ignore
    > the calories, tho...


    It do sound good. I'd have made the "good stuff" but I was too tired and
    lazy. My simple one was tasty though. I love baked potato soup with lots
    of stuff in it ;-)

    Michael



    --
    "Men are pigs, but I love pork!"
    ~ Carson Kressley

    Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  13. #13
    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: Comfort Food

    On Thu, 20 Nov 2008 09:44:26 -0800 (PST), Nancy2
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Here's my favorite - I make it about once every two years because a
    >bowlful has like 800 calories. ;-)
    >
    >Baked Potato Soup Nancy Dooley
    >
    >4 large potatoes
    >2/3 cup butter
    >2/3 cup flour
    >1-1/2 quarts milk
    >4 green onions, chopped
    >1 cup sour cream
    >2 cups crisp cooked, crumbled bacon
    >5 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
    >salt and pepper to taste
    >
    >Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake the potatoes until fork tender. Melt
    >butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly blend in flour with a wire whisk
    >until thoroughly blended. Gradually add milk to the butter flour
    >mixture, whisking constantly. Whisk in salt and pepper and simmer over
    >low heat, stirring constantly. Cut potatoes in half, peel (discard the
    >peel) and dice the potato. When milk mixture is very hot, whisk in
    >potato. Add green onion. Whisk well, add sour cream and crumbled
    >bacon. Heat thoroughly. Add cheese a little at a time until all is
    >melted in. (I prefer to sprinkle the bacon and green onion on top at
    >serving time.)


    Thanks for posting this Nancy. I made it Friday night and it was
    delicious. It was great for using up the smaller potatoes in the bag.
    I'll be making it again for sure.

    Lou



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