Vloggin' Vednesday, WILW & A QUICK Recipe!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Vloggin' Vednesdays
I didn't think I was going to get a vlog done for today actually b/c I didn't have a clue about what How To video I could record...so at the last minute today I whipped out my iPhone & I do have a very short How To to share with everyone...so I hope you like it!!!
(I never look or sound like myself on video - does everyone else feel that way, too?? LOL)

So...today I'm loving the Potato Soup that I made for us last night!! (I'm sad I forgot mine at home, though for lunch today)...
Since we've all been sick at the house (now it's just down to me & Michael really), soup was a good idea for dinner last night. So, I decided on potato soup, b/c it sounded the most soothing for our tummies.

I thought I had some potatoes in the pantry, but when I got home I realized I didn't...so I had to improvise b/c I was not leaving the house after I got home last night to make a store run! I had instant potato flakes in the pantry - these were great when Aaron was younger and great as an add when I was making his baby food...he loved it with chicken. So, I decided to just give it a go with them. I put some butter in my stock pot & added onions, S&P and celery seed (oh, and all measurements are really to taste)...I let this cook a while till my onions got tender. Then I added about 4 cups of water with chicken bullion and let that come to a slow boil. Then I added about 3 cups of the potato flakes - maybe 3 1/2...it got very thick! Once it was all mixed very well I started adding milk a little at a time to get it to the right consistency I wanted for our soup. When I cook potatoes for mashed potatoes I usually add sour cream so I added about 1/2 a cup of sour cream and this you have to stir a lot so the sour cream doesn't lump. It was like baked potato soup...and it turned out super yummy!! I was very impressed with it and it only took about 20 minutes start to finish. Next time I might add about 1/2 an onion instead of a whole onion...but otherwise it was great and easy and quick and I didn't have to go buy potatoes!!!

I'm also loving that we're going to visit my Grannie this weekend! She is going to be 97 years old this August!!We haven't seen her in a while, so we're anxious to visit - and Michael is anxious to go fishing! LOL
Emma told me this morning actually she wanted to go to Grannie's (don't know what made her think of it, unless it was b/c she wore her boots today & we bought them last time we went up to see Grannie)...so I told her we were going this weekend & she got very excited!