Soup to Warm the Soul

When it is cold outside, I like to warm up with homemade soup. One of my favorites is potato soup.

First I peel some potatoes.

I dice the potatoes and place in a pan.

I add enough water to cover the diced potatoes.

I add a clove of garlic minced or crushed and an onion diced

I place a cover over the pan and cook on low to medium heat until the potato pieces can be cut with a spoon.

Now to make the soup creamy. I add 2 cups of whipping cream or milk or half and half or evaporated milk. My favorite is whipping cream.

I add 1 cup of sour cream and stir.

Next for the pot is 2 cups of shredded cheese. I love sharp cheddar cheese. Sometimes I mix in 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar and 1 cup shredded swiss.

I shred the cheese so the cheese blends in with the liquid easier.

Cook on low heat until the cheese is blended in with the soup.

This is my basic potato soup recipe. There are times I will add bacon bits, diced ham or diced bell peppers to give the soup a different twist.

Ready to serve. Season to your desire.

Cold weather always brings out the potato soup.

Stay warm.

amtolle

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