Friday, January 18, 2008

Cheese Soup

Yesterday a cold front came through and dropped the normally tepid temps of North Texas in the 30s. It was cold. DH came home from the grocery store with a bag of potatoes that was only $.99. He showed it to me, very proud of his bargain purchase, and said "You are going to make cheese soup, aren't you?"

Cheese soup is a favorite recipe from growing up. It is yummy and is a definite must on our rare very cold nights.


Cheese Soup
adapted from some old church recipe book
  • 4-5 potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup or so diced ham
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup or so shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Add potatoes & carrots to pan, add water just to cover. Bring to boil and then simmer until cooked. Make a white sauce with the butter, flour & milk. Cook to thicken & then add cheese. Add cheese sauce & ham to cooked vegetables. Add salt & pepper to taste.

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