Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Potato Soup

Cheesy Potato Soup

8-10 medium red potatoes

2 large cans chicken (or vege) stock

1/2 cup celery

1.2 cup shredded or thin sliced carrots

1/2 cup broccolli pieces

1/2 cup cauliflower pieces

1 large onion

2 cloves garlic

minced1/2 package bacon cut into 1" pieces (optional)

1 cup milk

1/2 package Velveeta cut into 1" cubes

1 tsp celery seedsalt and pepper to taste

Quarter and cut potatoes into small pieces. You can peel them or scrub and leave skin on. You may leave the skin on for red or new potatoes, and peel if using others.
Place potatoes in large pot and cover with stock; add salt. Boil, covered until tender.
While potatoes are boiling, place bacon, onion, garlic, and green pepper in another large pot and sauté until bacon is cooked, green peppers are tender, and onions are clear.
Drain bacon fat, except for about 1 tablespoon. Add celery seed, salt, and ground pepper and sauté for 1 more minute.
Add sautéd ingredients to undrained boiled potatoes. Turn heat to medium.
Add Velveeta and stir soup until cheese melts. Add milk, and stirring constantly, heat until soup is hot.
Be careful not to burn it.
Makes a great pot of potato soup!

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