Did you know that January is National Soup Month?
I guess the people who create these “national” months and/or days figured National Cold, Windy, Rainy Dreary Month didn’t sound very appealing.
Yesterday evening I came home—cold, wet, and bedraggled—from a day of fighting the traffic amidst a downpour. By the time, Darling Hubby and I walked into the kitchen, darkness had fallen.
What’s For Dinner?
He’d been out in the bad weather with me all day, and we had missed lunch because of one thing or another. I didn’t take offense when he tiredly asked, “What’s for dinner?”
I gave him an equally tired answer. “Soup.”
He brightened, and so did I because soup is my go-to meal for dreary winter days. I fixed Potato & Greens Soup, an unusual potato soup because of the fresh greens in it which is Mom’s effort to push veggies at every meal.
Potato & Greens Soup
- 1 pound russet potatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 pound of your favorite sausage with the casing removed
- an additional 2 cups of chicken broth
- 1/2 pound of fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Peal and dice the potatoes. Place in a pot with the salt, black pepper, and 2 cups of chicken broth. Cook until potatoes are done then mash the potatoes in the broth that remains. Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.
Slice the sausage thinly. Saute and drain well. In a large cooking pot, pour in the other 2 cups of chicken broth, heat to boiling. Add the fresh spinach or other fresh greens of your choice to the hot broth. Cook until just wilted. Whisk in the mashed potatoes, cooked sausage, and mix well.
Serve with one or all of the following as garnishes: a snip of fresh greens, a grating of black pepper, and/or a bit of shredded cheddar cheese. Serves 6 hungry appetites.
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Great recipe! Thanks so much, Joan.
Yum, that sounds delicious, Joan! Soup is our go-to comfort food, as well 🙂
Your mom’s recipe sounds yummy! My mother made potato soup, too. She added onions and celery and whole milk. And she thickened it with a slightly toasted roux. No meat or heavy cream. Wow… you’ve helped me remember a wonderful memory; I can close my eyes and taste my mother’s soup. Thanks!