Daily Archives: October 11, 2014

Potato soup

Please note: This soup is exactly what the title indicates – it has a very strong potato flavor. Feel free to play with the spices or vegetables if you wish to kick it up a notch.

This recipe comes from The Rookie Cook Cookbook, which I recently wrote about as my top favorite cookbook I own.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Russet potatoes, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp finely chopped celery leaves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley 
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

The 6-9-12 on the mason jar of flour is from a friend’s wedding – they gave out mason jars as favors.

Also, I did end up using some chicken broth.

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Bacon, onion, and cheese quiche

I always make my quiches crustless because I’m lazy I prefer them that way.

I made this for dinner the other night, in an I-don’t-want-to-go-shopping-I’m-making-anything-in-the-fridge kind of deal. It’s adapted from here.

Ingredients:

  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 5 oz Cheddar cheese
  • 3 oz Parmesan cheese
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted

Please note: The original recipe calls for half and half; I used milk and butter. I’m sure heavy cream, light cream, etc. would also be fine.

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