Wow, just like that a year and 3 months went by. My last post was 1/14/2021. That is too long. How has everyone been? We are going to look at TheFarmChicken Potato Soup Recipe but first lets catch up a little!
The definition of busy changed for our family this past year as we found out we were expecting and added a sweet baby boy to our family in September. To keep a very long story short this was a huge blessing and the hardest season of my life. Labor was a positive experience this time but postpartum was hard. We are so thankful for good doctors, nurses, family and friends that prayed and helped us through. Even when we were going through something so trying God was there with us and is the reason I am here today.
So, let’s just fast forward to April 2022 and start fresh!
We are waiting on planting season to start for the year. It is so different from last year; last year at this time we had already started some of spring’s work. This year has brought a lot more moisture which is needed and cold temperatures which aren’t as needed. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will be dry and warm enough to start.
In the meantime, we’ll act like it’s still winter…
What is better than soup and biscuits in winter? Not much.
James and I decided to make Potato soup amid the winter, spring weather…cold snowy spring…winter in the spring… oh! You get the idea. Cold + snow + wind in April-call it what you will.
I call it soup weather.
We had fun creating TheFarmChicken Potato Soup recipe and hope you will try it out and enjoy!
TheFarmChicken Potato Soup
- 5 slices Bacon We used Beef
- 2 T Butter
- 1 Cup Onion Chopped
- 1 t Salt
- 1/2 t Pepper
- 1/4 Cup All-Purpose flour
- 3 Cups Water
- 4 Cups Chicken Broth
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3 medium celery stalks chopped
- 4 medium carrots peeled and sliced
- 6 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
- 2 cups corn canned or frozen
- 1 1/2 cups milk we like whole
- 1/2 cup cream
- First, in a soup pot or Dutch oven fry the bacon till cooked. Next, add the butter and melt. Once the butter is melted add the onion and cook until translucent, 3-4 minutes.
- Next, you will add the salt, pepper and flour. When the flour is smooth and incorporated put in the water and chicken broth. Add in the bay leaf and garlic powder. *
- Next, add the celery and carrots and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes and then add the potatoes and corn. (The reason we wait to add the potatoes is because they will break down if over cooked.)
- Next, on a low boil, boil until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. At this point remove the bay leaf, add cream and milk and warm thoroughly before serving.
- Enjoy with fresh biscuits, sourdough bread and butter or grilled cheese!
Hopefully, the next time I write we will be in the field and spring/summer is in full swing! The seasons of tulips, rhubarb, flowers, farming, gardening, happy chickens, playing outside, getting our hands dirty and tractor rides! Joel is patiently waiting for his first tractor ride and Emma is anxious to ride again (she checks on the tractors occasionally) …and for that matter me too!
Mariah and TheFarmChicken
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.