However, one thing I never make is homemade soup. Maybe it's because my mom makes a delicious chicken noodle and my mother-in-law makes a delicious vegetable beef with dumpling - neither uses an actual recipe and they'd be hard for me to replicate. So, I've decided it's high time I learn. Wanna' learn with me? One more thing - some of you might have turkey leftovers, but for my family, I brought ham. So this is the fabulous recipe I found to finish using it up:
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup (my thanks to Ellie11 at allrecipes.com for sharing this and for suggesting to pair it with a nice Chardonnay)
1. Combine the potatoes, celery,
2. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4 to 5 minutes.
3. Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Enjoy!!
Oh, and I'm teaching a cooking class tonight for my preschoolers and their parents. It's veggie pizza, so if you feel like that for supper tonight instead of soup (or if you're a vegetarian, since my meals typically include meat), click here and have fun making it with your kids, too (sorry, couldn't find a link to an all-veggie one - we're using broccoli, carrots, and tomato chunks in place of the pepperoni)!