Homemade Potato Soup … wonderful!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Today we woke up to rain and it turned out to be a very lazy (in a good way!) day.

First up…breakfast — a banana shared with Kimm, English muffin with peanut butter and jelly, coffee with caramel cream.  YUM!  I actually used real coffee today (not the Kcup) and I have to say I really LOVE smelling the grounds…something I think you miss with the convenience of Kcups.  We actually both bought non-Kcup coffee to use in our reusable Kcups and mine was New York Roast Chock Full O’Nuts…it was really good.

I started a new book this morning…The Pact by Jodi Picoult.  I had read this years and years ago but I had seen it offered for $1.99 on Bookbub a while back and so I bought it…I’m enjoying re-reading it (it’s been so long I don’t remember all about it).  Then when I was on the computer I checked out another book from the online library (Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverinni).  I like reading multiple books at a time…keeps things interesting 🙂

After a long hot shower, we had lunch — mini pizzas and an apple…all while finishing up Season 3 of Grace and Frankie…it was good.  I’m sad we’ll have to wait another year for more episodes!

A new recipe for dinner and it was excellent…definitely a keeper.  Based off this Creamy Potato Soup recipe from one of my favorite blogs (I made only minimal changes, mostly cutting out the bacon).

Homemade Potato Soup


4 tablespoons butter

2 medium onions, cut finely

3 stalks celery, cut finely

2 medium carrots, cut finely

4 small cloves garlic, cut finely

1/4 cup flour

3 cups whole milk

4 cups veggie broth

1 tsp salt

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped into small pieces

To make:

Add butter to large pot over medium heat.

Add onion, celery, carrot and saute until translucent, approximately 10 minutes.

Add garlic and heat until fragrant.

Add flour and stir until absorbed into vegetables.

Add milk in 1/4 cup additions, stirring after each addition, until all is added.

Add veggie broth and salt.

Add potatoes.

Simmer for 40 minutes until potatoes tender.


(makes four full bowls, approximately 450 calories per bowl)

After dinner we got the trash out…it was a lot…heavy.

And now just relaxing before bed.  Tomorrow I have my nursing educational class with a close friend.  I can’t wait to see her and to hopefully learn a lot.  The only negative…out the door by 7:30 am!!  (thank goodness she is picking me up!)

Meditations from the Mat (Day 86)…

~~”It has been well said that all true art is a contagion of feeling; so that through the true reading of true books we do indeed read ourselves into the spirit of the masters.” — Charles Johnston

~~do the work, practice svadhyaya, turn the results over to the spirit of the universe

Things making me happy today: breakfast, smelling ground coffee in the can, Charlie purring between us on the couch, new recipe — potato soup, cooking with Kimm!


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