Potato soup, citrus chicken salad and a night in!

Tuesday we had terrible storms come through around dinner time. All of my kids activities were cancelled (happy momma!) and that meant we got to hunker down and just spend time together without all the normal hustle and bustle :)
So...I made their favorite...Aunt Mandy's potato soup! I'll post the recipe below. You'll notice that there are no carrots in my soup. Thought I had them, but I didn't. Also thought I had milk too...and I didn't. No worries though...I just bought dry powdered milk for a Mocha drink recipe (delish!) and used that. Improvisation at it's best people!!

For Todd and I, I made a chicken citrus salad (potato soup although quite yummy, is not good while trying to lose weight!) which was absolutely amazing! This was a last minute decision, but while at Publix the "sample lady" had made it and that did it for me! Had to make it! I'll post the recipe soon...

After dinner, we played a little Just Dance and even got Todd to dance a few jigs :)

Love to watch my kiddos having fun together and can you tell my boy really gets into it! He's all about the win!

Potato Soup
1 Celery
1 Med. Onion
I Med. Carrot - grated
1/2 butter
2 TB all purpose flour
4 c. milk
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1/2 c of shredded cheddar cheese ( I add more!)
5 lg. potatoes, peeled, diced and cooked
1 tsp of seasoning salt (this makes it!)

Saute onion, celery and carrots in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for two minutes or until thickened. Add soup, cheese, potatoes and seasoning salt and mix well. Cook and sit until cheese is melted and soup is heated through.

Enjoy and Happy Weekend!


Tracey said...

Great post! I would have eaten the salad...and the soup:) Thanks for the recipie! Glad to see your blog pop up. Talk later.

Between You and Me said...

LOVE the look of your blog, Ashley! The colors are calming! I'll try the potato soup next week!

Woodard Gang said...

Thanks Tara! Funny thing...I just realized how nasty the soup looks in that picture! I promise it's really, really good...let me know what the family thinks :)

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