Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tempt My Totally Talented Tummy Tuesday!

I'm combining two in one today. Totally Talented Tuesday comes from Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House - nominate the kind of talent we can all appreciate!

AND Tempt My Tummy Tuesday from Blessed With Grace. Leave your recipe to share with all your bloggy friends!

Blessed with Grace

I am giving myself this Totally Talented award as I am a terrible cook without very specific instruction. I give my husband all credit toward anything I've picked up in the kitchen. No offense to my mom, she can make all sorts of yummy dinners, I just never really caught on until it was too late and I was married and cooking for my kids. My DH can cook like nobody's business, and when the two of us are together I leave the cooking to him (or he'd have to eat whatever I concoct - it's sort of a running threat). ANYWAY, DH is gone this week, so I whipped out a book and made this:

(Easy) Cheesy Potato Soup

2c. Water

2c. Potatoes, peeled & cubed

3 Tbsp butter or margarine

1 sm onion, chopped

3 Tbsp AP flour

Black Pepper to taste

3c. low-fat milk

1/2 tsp sugar

1c. shredded cheddar

1c. cooked ham

Directions: (I doubled this recipe)

1. Bring water to boil, add potatoes, cook until tender. Drain & save liquid ( should be 1 cup - add water if needed)

2. Melt butter in saucepan, med heat, add onion & cook until tender, not brown. Add flour, season with pepper, cook three to four minutes.

3. Gradually add potatoes, saved liquid, milk and sugar to onion mixture; stir well. Add cheese and ham. (I had no ham, I used about 1/2 c. bacon from a pack of "ends & pieces", you can cut off all the fat and use only meaty parts, DH does this any time we use bacon)

4. Simmer over low heat 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Supposedly makes 10 servings - but I doubled this, fed me and 3 kids, and would have had very little left over if DH were here.

My kids actually ate this, it was GOOD!! - so YAY ME! Somebody liked what I cooked!!!


Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great recipe. Oddly enough, I posted potato soup this week too. Mine's a little different though.

Abby said...

Sounds yummy! I combined both this week too!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I like easy. I was like you, I my mom is a great cook. However, I didn't really cook when I was younger. I had learn. I love recipes because I can read and follow directions. We have some people, who participate in TMTT, who are definate "I can make this from scratch and without a recipe, every time. I admire them. Give me a recipe and I am good. That is why I started Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. I do hope you will keep coming back.

MOMMY-MOMO said...

yay mommy! it looks yummy. good job :)

Dee said...

oh that looks easy AND yummy!!!! I'm going to have to try that SOON!

Brenda said...

I think I have all of those ingredients, I should try it!

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so excited, and nervous too. I am so grateful to everyone in this crazy blogging world for all the words of cheer and encouragement.

And that recipe? Yum.

Oh, and I saw that the 'odd' parenting segments on 20/20 last week. I kept saying, 'that's just wrong' over and over. I don't want to be judgemental, but holy cow, when your child has to put down their homework to nurse, I think you've crossed into creepy.

shopannies said...

thanks for visiting my blog and I believe I may try your recipe as well my mother loves potato soup but my kids are super picky

lana said...

this looks good!

Joe and Leanna said...

Yum!! Thanks..now I'm hungry! ;)