Frugal Meal

My thanks go to Cindy for this one. She made it last week on a cold/fall-like day in Chicago!!

Country Potato Soup
3 cups diced potatoes
1/2 c carrots or celery
1/2 c diced onions
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 teasp chopped chives
1 c sour cream
2 1/2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk

Combine potatoes, carrots, onions and water (just enough to cover everything) bouillon cubes and salt in a large saucepan. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender but not mushy. Add 1 cup milk and continue to heat. In a separate medium sized mixing bowl, combine sour cream, flour , chives and remaining milk. Stir mixture gradually into the soup base. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until thickened. Serve immediately.

I added a large chunk of ham I had leftover from a smoked spiral sliced bone in ham-about 2 cups. I diced the ham and took out all fat as my kids won’t eat anything with fat on it. I added an additional cup of milk to compensate for the ham. I also added 2 Tablespoons of additional flour for the extra liquid. I also added black pepper to the soup base which the recipe didn’t call for.

I simmered the ham with the base then added the milk, flour and sour cream mixture. The next time I make this, I am adding some shredded cheddar cheese.

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