For those of you that don’t know me, I am absolutely handicapped in the kitchen. I can make cereal. And sandwiches. Provided they aren’t grilled or use a panini press or any of that nonsense. Oh! And I make a damn good glass of milk. By “make,” I mean “pour.”
Up until my nanny job, I couldn’t (and wasn’t allowed to) hard boil eggs. I attempted on two other occasions, and failed miserably both times, and was henceforth banned from the kitchen in my house growing up (please note the 2nd time I attempted hard boiled eggs, I left the room, and promptly forgot about them. Hence the “hurray, I didn’t burn the house down” comment. By the way, burnt egg chunks floating in an inch of water on a pan that is probably burned past future usability smells AWFUL!).
So tonight I decided once and for all: SCREW THIS! If I want to be a stay-at-home mom some day, I need to get past this “I DON’T cook” thing.
After much research (about an hour and a half browsing the internet) looking for the perfect recipe (one that we already had the ingredients for, and one that seemed absolutely fool-proof), I decided on Cheesy Potato Soup.
I /did/ mess with the recipe a smidge, because I HATE onions, and because when I was done making it, Sean complained that the chunks of potato looked too big, and could I just mash them a little…
So here is the recipe that I made (sorry, I don’t have any pictures of it, I’ll try to take pictures next time of things I make).
Cheesy Potato Soup: (Not the best picture, but SOOO tasty!)
1 tablespoon butter
2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups chopped red potato (about 1 pound)
1 ¼ cups milk
¾ cup chicken broth
½ cup water
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Melt butter in medium saucepan over high heat. Sprinkle and mix in flour. Add potato, milk, broth, and water to pan; bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 min. Add cheese and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until cheese melts. As cheese melts, stir and mash potatoes.
See? This recipe is completely me-proof! Our only other changes, were that we both added a little salt to our bowls of it, and Sean added a sprinkle of chili flakes. It made enough for 2 large bowls for dinner, and there is still some more left over for him to take for lunch tomorrow.
Oh! Bonus!! I make cookies too. Albeit they were pre-packaged (once I finish the pre-packaged ones we bought a while back, I’m definitely going back to made from scratch). His dad got some for Christmas, though, and calls them “crack cookies.” They’re just chocolate chip cookies, but there’s something about them that makes you want to eat the ENTIRE batch RIGHT NOW.
Lemme know if anyone else tries the soup and how it turns out for you!!