Monday, October 25, 2010

Potato Soup

We woke up to snow yesterday and it put me in the mood for soup. I wanted something light and healthy too and this is what I came up with. Who doesn't love easy, healthy and inexpensive meals? I had some for lunch today and it was even better than last night.

Potato Soup

6-8 small potatoes cut into small chunks
2 cups chopped carots
2 cups diced celery
1 large onion, diced
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
1 cup lowfat milk
1 cup lowfat or fat free half and half
4 to 5 bouillon cubes

In a frying pan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender then add flour. In a separate large pot, add potatoes and fill with water, just enough to cover potatoes. Add carrots and bouillon cubes and boil until potatoes add carrots are tender. Add onion and celery to the potatoes and carrots then add the milk and half and half. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until ready to serve.

Garnish with grated cheese and sour cream if desired.