There are many different buzz words that explain this phenomenon: flexitarian, semi-vegetarian, and week day vegetarian; where you only eat meat on the week-ends. But anyway you want to say it, you are cutting back on the meat you eat. Some do it for health reasons, animal rights, the environment or all of the above!

Removing high fructose corn syrup and preservatives from our table.
This is my on-line recipe book with my adventures into finding healthy food for my family to eat....
Trying to cook more from scratch with less prepared foods.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Crock pot Potato Soup

After the Earth Day gathering I had some potatoes that didn't cook in the crock pot.  So the next day I had to work but decided that I could make potato soup for dinner....

8 potatoes
3 cups of stock
2 cups of water
2 carrots cut into small pieces (sometimes I grate them)

I cooked this for 8 hours on low.  I did cut the potatoes kinda big thinking they would get smaller as they cooked but they didn't...

Add a hour before eating:
1 can of evaporated milk
2 cups of cheese
1 tablespoon of  flour (opp)

Turn the crock pot to high for a hour or so.
You might if the soup looks to thin add a tablespoon of  flour mixed well with the milk. 

Then my daughter when I was clocking out at work calls and said that she added a cup of cheese and was going to add the evaporated milk when I call her to tell her I was on my way home. She was worried that the milk would go bad or the cheese won't melt. I told her to turn it up on high and add the milk (she knew I was clocked out cause I answered the phone!!)

Ahh it was so good. The meat eaters had some bacon bits to add if they wanted. They added them to their first bowls but not the second...

My dad came to visit on this day and he sometimes will eat the  vegetarian meals, sometimes has to add some cooked  flesh to the meal.  He surprised us this time, wanting only the soup.... He said that it tasted so good he didn't need to add the bacon for his second cup... And no one got the crackers out... LOL.  
Four people ate this soup and only 1/2 cup was left over......... I think we did good!!

1 comment:

  1. I am trying to give up meat (beef and pork for now). I found your blog and am trying the potato soup recipe. I hope to see more recipes that have common ingredients and easy to make items. Do you know of any semi-vegetarian cook books or sites? Thanks.