Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sick Day Potato Soup

Being sick stinks. This week my kids and I have all had strep throat. I wanted to make something for dinner tonight that would go down easy, but be filling for my boys. They're famished, I can tell. ;)

Because I have been feeling terrible, I want this to be something I can do quickly without a lot of effort or mess. In this instance, the simpler, the better.

However, we still live on a student budget, so my mind still tries to make meals as inexpensive as I can. So, I decided to go for crock pot potato soup. Here is how I did it:

Crock Pot Potato Soup (Prices are approximate. Consider that I buy the least expensive brand I can buy)

5 Large Potatoes ($.75-I buy the $1.29 bag of Idaho Potatoes)
1 Small onion ($.79)
4 Stalks of Celery ($.75)
4 Cups (1 Quart) of Milk ($1)

1. Peal and dice potatoes, onion, and celery.
2. Combine vegetables with milk in a crock pot.
3. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
4. Turn the crock pot on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6.

It costs about $4 to make, and it FILLS a regular sized crock pot. We will eat this for dinner tonight, and probably for lunch the rest of the week. When it's finished, we can sprinkle cheese and bacon bits on top for a loaded potato soup feel, or eat it plain. It's delicious either way.


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