Jan here, newly returned from a trip east. We visited family, I did some research and talked with some readers, we had a tour of Baker Publishing in Grand Rapids, Michigan... in short, it was a great trip!
When we arrived home yesterday afternoon, we had driven more than 2400 miles, spent 44+ hours in the car, weathered heavy rain in Michigan, heavy snow between Sioux City and Sioux Falls...and we were ready to be HOME!
When the Black Hills appeared on the horizon, we breathed a sigh of relief.
BUT, then comes the perennial question: What's for supper?
This is one of those times when I was glad for my pantry!
Creamy Potato Soup
1/2 onion, diced small
1/2 cup butter
6-8 medium potatoes (I used reds - so sweet and creamy!)
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
1/4 - 1/2 cup flour (depending on how thick you like your soup)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
seasonings: garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste
I fixed this soup in my Instant Pot, but you can easily cook it on top of the stove or in your slow cooker.
Melt the butter in your pan (in a separate pan if using your slow cooker), then saute the onion until it's transparent.
Meanwhile, wash and cube the potatoes.
Add the potatoes, chicken broth, and seasonings to the pot. Cook until the potatoes are tender.
(I cooked the soup for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot, then used the natural pressure release - about 40 minutes total.)
Whisk the flour into 1 cup milk until well blended. Add to the soup. Heat, stirring occasionally, until the soup is thickened.
About 3-5 minutes before serving, add the 1 cup cream. Taste and add more seasonings if desired.
It was a delicious homecoming meal!
What meal welcomes you home?