Thursday, January 2, 2014

Ida Garten's Fridays - Soups, Salads, Sides!

It's the day after New Year's and after a wonderful meal last night with some of our close friends, I am ready to begin 2014!  Yes, I ate the collards and the peas, but not the hog jowl. Will bacon in the collards suffice for my good luck this year?  I hope so! I figure the year will be pretty much what I make of it and I anticipate a good one.  It is 9:30 this morning and I am sitting here enjoying a most delicious bowl of potato soup.  It's our Fridays with Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa) and we are checking out some of her delicious dishes.  I chose her potato soup.  It is very cold here this week and it just sounded warm and comforting.  I made a few adjustments however making the recipe a bit simpler and using ingredients I had on hand.  I left out the leeks, but definitely will put them in next time!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS.  May you always have "enough."  Put the past behind you, love, laugh, forgive, enjoy and make commitments you can look forward to!

You can check out Ina's recipe for this wonderful soup here:

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Mary said...

I love potato soup and I have made this recipe many times. I love the addition of the leaks. I have never eaten it for breakfast though. :-)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Thanks for reminding me of this soup - I haven't made it in a while and it's one of my favs...

Ansh Dhar said...

I love leeks and Potato soups. There is something earthy about them.