It. Is. So. Cold. Outside. Apparently, according to my husband, it's as "cold as balls" today.
I'm assuming he means snowballs. Because…they're the coldest ones, right?
Aside: This is currently the extent of my standup routine: "Getting kicked in the balls. It's the worst. Am I right, ladies?"
I am currently drinking hot coffee. I had hot chocolate earlier. And hot soup before that. Leftovers are the best.
Last week, I roasted a chicken. Usually, after roasting a chicken, I throw out the carcass. (The reasons: grossness and laziness.)
This time, I made my own stock.
And last night, I made creamy potato and leek soup — No cream added! — and homemade bread.
And then we sipped wine and watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Because we're grownups and can do whatever we want.
How are you keeping warm, friends?
|Creamy Potato & Leek Soup||
- 3 leeks, cleaned & chopped (white and light green parts only)
- 2-3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 cups chicken stock (or half stock, half water)
- 2 lbs potatoes (I used 6 small), peeled & diced
- marjoram, dash
- 1/4 flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1-2 tsp chopped thyme
- salt and pepper
- In French oven or large saucepan, sauté leeks in butter. Cover for 10 minutes. (Don't let brown!) Add garlic and sauté for additional 30 seconds or so.
- Add liquid and potatoes. Low simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
- When potatoes are soft, puree soup with immersion blender.
- Add herbs.
- Season with salt (don't be shy!) and pepper — to taste.