Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Souperbowl Sunday - Cream Cheese Potato Leek Soup

With a little thought and preparation, your Superbowl Sunday can be both fun and relaxing, even on a budget.

Try this EASY but hearty and tasty soup.  The recipe requires:

4 leeks (big green onions)
4 russet potatoes 
1 package of cream cheese (8 oz) 
1/2 cup milk 
olive oil, salt and pepper, 5 cups water
    I love this recipe because potatoes are one of the most inexpensive items in the produce department these days.  Leeks might be hard to find or slightly expensive-- in that case, just go for a yellow or white onion, minced.

    Instructions with beautiful photos are here. The garnish (chopped chives) is optional.  So, if making the Creamy Blue Cheese Dip as a side, buy 2 boxes (12 oz) of cream cheese.

    I recommend using this cream cheese to take this soup up a notch to 5 star hotel restaurant quality.

    Add a satisfying crunch to the meal with tortilla chips.

    Unprocessed cheese, pure olive oil, salt, pepper,  potatoes and onions-- all natural food filled with nutrients instead of preservatives... that's my kind of food!


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