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Food on Fridays with Ann
I’ve had the flu. At first, I didn’t want much to eat at all. Then I had a piece of toast. Then I wanted grapefruit. Then I wanted soup. Chicken noodle soup. So I made some when I was able to get out of bed.
Today I’ve been getting better, but still want something warm to eat. I decided some kind of potato soup or chowder would be the ticket.
So with no solid plan or recipe, I started pulling out stuff that sounded like it would taste good together. All I knew for sure was that potatoes would be involved.
I’m calling this:
Crazy-Flu-Lady Potato Soup
I peeled and cubed some potatoes, then decided to add some sweet potatoes, too, for extra flavor and color.
Tossed in a chicken bouillon cube.
Fried some bacon in a skillet. I took a photo, but it’s out of focus and bacon is really kind of gross to look at up close, so I leave that to your imagination.
Realized that some onion would probably be good, but I can’t eat very much onion or my stomach gets upset. So I minced a teeny, tiny bit of onion, fried it in the hot bacon grease, fished it out and tossed it into the soup pan.
When the potatoes were soft, I pulled some out and mashed them in another bowl with a potato masher gadget.
Then I put the mashed potatoes back in to thicken the soup. No need for cornstarch or flour to thicken when I do it this way.
Added some fat-free half-and-half I had in the fridge, randomly pouring some in until it looked good.
Tossed in some frozen corn I found in the freezer.
Added the crumbled bacon.
Salt. Pepper. More salt. More pepper.
When I’ve been sick—especially if my throat has been sore—I crave warm soup. And I’ll get some idea to toss a bunch of stuff together without a real plan and eat two bowls of whatever comes out at the end of 20 minutes or so.
That’s what crazy-flu-lady is doing, now that she’s out of bed.
But this isn’t just crazy-flu food. You could easily serve this and a couple more soups along with some good bread and a salad for a dinner with friends.
Invite some people over for the evening, as I recommend over at NotSoFastBook.com, and enjoy some conversation along with your soup.
And maybe even some community.