Here I woke him up in revenge.I like buying food. I don't have many vices or obsessions, I don't buy shoes or clothes to wear them once, heck, I own 4 pair of pants. I don't mean to be bitching but life needs to cost less because I want to go apple picking this week-end. Rawr! I haven't gone grocery shopping in two week! I can't stand it anymore and with all my effort to clean out the cabinets, we have NOTHING (I lie) left. I'll be raiding the farm tomorrow.
On to the cooking. I came up with a really good tip too for those without an immersion blender. Keep reading! I have been dying to make potato and leek soup, it's my favorite. No better time for me to make it. Pop Quiz ! Can you tell which leeks come from Stop n Shop, and which come from Four Town Farms?
Julie's sick soup Leeks and Potatoes with bacon and croutons!
5 leeks, white and pale green parts, finely sliced
15 oz potatoes, peeled and diced
6C of chicken or vegetable broth
Melt your butter in a big soup pot, saute the leeks on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, add the salt here, it helps tenderize the leeks. Turn the heat down to low and cook for a good 20 minutes, stirring randomly. Add the potatoes and the broth and simmer for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are super tender. Pepper, then pass everything in the blender or use an immersion one. You can add a dollop of yogurt or cream to each bowl for a tangy taste, some bacon and a few croutons.
I was hoping using purple potatoes would turn my soup purple.
HUGE disappointment, but they are so pretty anyway!
This is super simple, slice your bread about 1/2 thick. Melt your butter in a medium hot pan, add the sliced garlic and place the bread around the pan, toast for a few minutes on each side, et voila! You can salt too if you want to add them to a salad but these are perfect for the soup.
For my Super Awesome Trick. A long time ago, my mother made cream of spinach (my second super favorite soup) and the vision of boiling soup flying to the ceiling is well stamped in my mind. Remove the stopper from the blender cover and place a towel between the cover and the glass bowl. The steam will spray out through the fabric without the soup flying everywhere and hurting someone. Ta-daaa!
Pray I get to the orchard tomorrow, maybe I'll be making a cran-apple crisp. OM NOM NOM