Since we're still in the middle of some cold, wet weather, it's still a good time to make some of this simple, creamy homemade soup!
In a large pot put
6 potatoes, peeled and chopped into quarters
3 leeks, chopped
6 carrots, peeled and chopped
Add enough water to cover the veggies. (I also added a tsp. of chicken boullion powder and S & P). Boil till veggies are tender, then pureé till very smooth. (It may look a little like baby food at this point but don't worry!) Return to pot and add 1 pnt. half and half, and one cube real butter. (Yes, I think this recipe is French!) Season again with S & P.
A few notes:
What is a leek, you say?
Leeks look like giant green onions, you chop off the tops and use only the white to light green part. They tend to have sand in them, so after cutting the tops off, slice them down the middle lengthwise, and rinse any remaining dirt/ sand out of the outer layers. They have a very nice mild, oniony flavor, and can be found in most produce sections.
Now when it came time, I couldn't actually bring myself to put the whole cube of butter in, but using 3/4 of a cube worked for me. And I made up for that by serving it with chopped bacon bits on top, which we thought was very good. Also, if you wanted a plain white soup, I think you could leave the carrots out. You could play around with some substitutions like chicken broth and milk to get the fat content down a little. Also, this makes a pretty large batch, I would cut the recipe in half if you have a small family. All in all though, this is a very easy and tasty soup. Serve with a thick slice of honey whole wheat bread.