Friday, 5 February 2016

Hello & Welcome to my new follower Julia.

I make a soup every week now, I very often make good old Leek & Potato, but yesterday I thought I would try Creamed Leek & Potato, the recipe is from this book.





It was absolutely delicious, we both had a little extra because it was so tasty, and there was still a pan full left for lunch tommorow.

(The bits are the Chopped Parsley)


While I was at it I thought I would make this Chilli from the same book.



I made it and put it in the slow cooker for today, on Saturday we can eat the leftovers with a baked potato.

There is nothing I enjoy more than being busy in the kitchen.



Two low cost, simple and tasty meals.

21 comments:

  1. I have just had a sort out of my cookery books and sent that very same one to the charity shop. I had it for years and never used it I don't think.
    The soup looks beautiful. Leek and potato is my very favourite-x-

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    1. Hi Shelia I do that every once in a while, because I am always buying more x

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  2. Leek and potato soup is excellent! I make a lot of soups but rarely use a recipe with the exception of one for Pestou soup and one for Minestrone soup. But also we love French Onion, Pea and Mint, and Cream of Mushroom. I also make soup from anything that happens to be in the veggie box in the fridge, mixed veg which has simmered all day is wonderful, especially with the addition of lentils or, before serving, a rinsed and drained can of haricot, cannellini or butter beans for that extra protein.
    Margaret P

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    1. I don't usually follow a recipe, but I have so many cookbooks I thought I had better start using them.

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  3. Love leek and potatoes together in any combination! Looks so delicious too.
    Something makes me want to add the tiniest grating of fresh nutmeg to that recipe. I never met a recipe I didn't tweak yet!

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    1. Yes that would have been nice I shall try it next time, it was so nice I will be making it again for sure x

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  4. I add nutmeg to creamy soups and often a dollop of pesto to a tomato based one. Leek and potato is a great, and classic, combination. The last pot that I made had some sizzled bacon added to the leftovers and it went down a treat. Today's soup is butternut squash and sweet potato, using my bargain buys, it tastes very good.

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    1. Mmm sounds good, thanks for the ideas, x

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  5. Leak and potato is an all time favourite but I have yet to make the creamed variety, I may be tempted.

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  6. Delicious, I love when a meal is big enough to last for 2 or 3 different dinners xx

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  7. Soup looks delicious. I've yet to make a soup so might give this one a go as it looks so nice (and easy)!!

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  9. We've been having soup these last few weeks with whatever is available from the garden, fridge or freezer. It makes for interesting combinations.
    xx

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    1. Yes you can make soup with just about anything x

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  10. I have leeks left in the garden so I will give this a go next week. I do like leek and potato but shop bought lacks seasoning!

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  11. fantastic, that soup looks so good. When I'm in the mood, I love spending a day in the kitchen doing food prep and stuff.

    We usually shop at Asda, so I always do the price guarantee thing. I'm gutted - GUTTED - when it says 'we were cheaper, hurrah', I get agitated and shout 'just give me the coupon'! Once I got a coupon for £7, last week it was £2.10. Makes me very happy when I get to print out a coupon
    :O) xxx

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    1. Hi Sadie, I do enjoy being in the kitchen, I read on the internet about someone who picked up the receipts which people left in trolleys and did the same thing, they call it wombling, I haven't started that yet though xx

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