It’s FREEZING!!!

Oh my gosh – it’s SO COLD! And here in South Florida, “cold” means “any temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit”.

Last night the temperature dropped to forty-two.  FORTY-TWO!!!  A record low for November.

So to combat this Arctic Blast, I made a Leek and Potato soup that turned out really well:

It’s an easy recipe that I kinda made up because I couldn’t find one I really liked:

In a large saucepan or stockpot, sautee one cup of chopped onions and one cup of leeks in 3 T of olive oil + 2 T unsalted butter.  Then add 4 C diced potatoes (peeled or unpeeled – I don’t peel them) and 7 cups of chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 45 minutes.  Let it cool slighty, and then run it through a food processor in several batches.  Return to pan to heat before serving.  YUM!!   (The chicken broth is salty enough that you don’t need to add any salt unless you are a salt-oholic.)

Great with a roast beef sandwich!  And it takes the chill out of one’s bones when it’s forty-two degrees outside.  FORTY-TWO!! 

 

 

 

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