Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Meemaw's Potato Soup

It's a rainy night tonight. My Meemaw is in hospice care and is likely to pass away very soon. I can't really think of anything more appropriate to make for dinner tonight than Meemaw's potato soup.

It's the simplest recipe ever, but also the most comforting. I remember eating this soup when I was sick, and when I had my wisdom teeth removed. You'd think those wouldn't be fond memories... But the soup made everything better!

Potato Soup
Peel and cube 4-6 medium potatoes. Place in heavy pan with lid and cover (just barely) with water. Add one stick of margarine (non-hydrogenated, my addition) and 1 tsp salt and cook until tender and mushy. Mash lightly until broth is thick. Add about 3/4 cup milk (I use almond milk) and heat just to boiling point. Black pepper may be added.

I know, I know. Peel the potatoes? What about the missing fiber? A stick of margarine? What about all that fat? Just do it, people. This is comfort food from my Meemaw.

5 comments:

Catherine said...

An entire stick of margarine? Hell yes. :) It's cold -- gotta keep the calories up for the winter, right?

Thinking about you, Liz!

Courtney said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Meemaw. I think that making her soup last night was a great tribute to her.

Cathy S. said...

Simply... wonderful.

David said...

Potato soup is definitely good comfort food! Made a batch this week too.

Pearl said...

sorry to hear about your meenaw.

potatoes in any form sounds like comfort food.