Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sometimes Simple Is Best

What We Had For Dinner Last Night

Potato Soup and some broccoli you can't see in this picture

I kinda followed this recipe, did what a lot of the commenters did and roasted the garlic with the potatoes. The garlic roasted quicker than the potatoes, so I took it out sooner.

Also, when I blended up the potatoes, I really had to keep stopping and scraping so that it would all blend- it got really thick, like mashed potatoes! That's because I didn't follow the directions and do the blending in half batches. Also, I added LOTS of water. Man oh man. Next time I'd leave it a little thicker, but still it was a lot of water. Sorry I lost count, I just kept pouring it in.

8 mediumish potatoes
6 C water (at least)
3 big cloves garlic
2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
2 T olive oil
2 T Earth Balance margarine

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Oil a couple of baking sheets.
Peel and chop your potatoes.
Peel your garlic.
Place potatoes and garlic on baking sheets and toss with a little oil to cover.
Bake 20m, remove garlic, bake potatoes 10m more until brown.
Put garlic and potatoes into a large soup pot and add water.
Boil 20m.
Remove in half batches to blender, blend, adding water as necessary.
Return to pot, add oil and Earth Balance and season to taste.
Heat through and serve.

All in all, for something so simple, I thought it was good. I was tempted to add stuff to it (onion powder, Bac Uns, onion soup mix) and I'm glad I didn't. Sometimes simple is best.

Started reading "Children of God" by Mary Doria Russell. This is the follow up to "The Sparrow" so it's interesting in that I'm interested in the characters already. So far so good.