A Rainy Saturday ~ Potato Soup

It’s the final day of Summer, but Fall has definitely set in. A perfect day for soup. Also, with having two teenagers who rarely check in and only sometimes come home for supper on weekends, it usually makes sense to make something that can easily be reheated. It helps if it’s something they like!

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Potato Soup

(or Butter Soup)

1/2 onion chopped

1 Tbsp butter

5 medium potatoes peeled and diced (1cm cubes approx)

1 medium carrot diced

2 1/2 cups water

2 bay leaves

1/2 tsp salt or to taste

pepper to taste

1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

3/4 cup uncooked macaroni

1 cup cream

2 Tbsp butter

1/4 lb ground beef

Saute onion in 1 Tbsp butter over low heat until softened, approx 3 mins. Be careful not to brown them. Add potatoes, carrots, parsley, bay leaves, salt, pepper and water. Bring to a low boil, cooking for approx 8 min until potatoes start to soften.Stirring occasionally. Add macaroni. Cook another 5 minutes. Meanwhile mix ground beef with salt, pepper and parsley to taste. Pinch ground beef into small balls, kinda the size of small grapes. Add cream and ground beef balls to pot. Simmer till meat and macaroni are cooked through. Add milk if to thick. (My kids like soup almost as thick as stew so I usually don’t have to add much if any.) Finish soup off with 2 Tbsp of butter (hence butter soup) and salt and pepper to taste.

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Today’s soup is my version of Grandma Z’s Butter Soup

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