At some point during the night last night, someone turned the heat off.
That wasn't very nice.
Then the weather man has to go and tell me that it's gonna be a cooler day.
There's really only one way to deal with that...a nice warm bowl of Potato Soup.
The only thing better than that bowl of Potato Soup is not having to rush around cooking it at the end of the day. It's in the crock NOW so when those hungry boys come home from school, we can shower them with parental attention.
The rule of thumb in our house is 1 potato per person. Not small potatoes, not super enormous potatoes, just regular size potatoes. If it is bigger than my fist it is too big.
Into the crock:
5 potatoes, cleaned - peeled - and diced
1 large white onion diced
2 large stalks of celery, chopped
3-4 TBS chicken bouillon
1 10 3/4 oz can cheddar cheese soup
6 soup cans hot water
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp minced garlic (we tend to lean on the theory more garlic = better)
Mix well and cook on low 6-8 hours...or until the kids come home.
Then add the protein of choice about 1 hour before serving.
Today we will be adding:
1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
1 1/2 cups diced turkey ham
Green onions & bacon crumbles.
Maybe more cheese.
If you dare!
Fortunately we still have some sourdough bread to add to this feast.
Is it dinner time yet??