Fall has arrived

Ok, so the official start of fall was Sept. 22 but in SoCal that's still summer. And up until a few days ago the weather was definitely NOT autumnal.
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And it was hotter in the Valley where I work.
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So today, it rained in the morning and stayed cloudy and cool all day long. My son made reference to how he missed Oregon and I was finally prompted to make potato soup. potatosoup
And so starts Autumn in the Holland household.
Josh couldn't wait to dig in.
Let me know if you want the recipe.
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Recipe:

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. potatoes cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup celery (about 2-3 stalks)
  • 2-3 medium carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (or 1/2 tsp. onion powder in a pinch)
  • 1/4 lb. bacon, about 10-12 slices (at least that's what I use) and/or sausage -- i use turkey bacon and sausage, already cooked and fit my one pot style of cooking.
  • 3Tbs all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. In large pot melt butter and sauté celery, carrots, onion, sausage/bacon (if using turkey. otherwise prepare meat in a separate pan).
  2. Set aside in a bowl, sprinkle with flour.
  3. Fill pot with 2 cups of water, bring to a boil.
  4. Add potatoes and simmer for 20 minutes or until soft.
  5. Add in milk and sauteed vegetables, mix until warm and thick.
  6. Serve and enjoy
I did this from memory. If it doesn't work for you let me know and I will find the appropriate times.