Everywhere you go, everything screams FALL IS HERE! I didn’t think I’d be excited as I loved all Summer-ry foods. But as soon as the first wind of fall came in, I was taken over by the cold spiced air.
Fall reminds me of light jackets, pumpkins, soups, and comfort food. I’m not a fan of eating soups, because it’s kind of like grown-up baby food. But I always want to make them for some reason. I had read some good reviews on Julia Child’s Potato and Leek Soup and decided to give it a try. It was superbly simple. Chop, dump, and wait.
Potato and Leek Soup (by Julia Child)
3-4 cups diced potatoes
3 cups thinly sliced leeks
2 quarts water
1 tbs salt
6 tbs heavy cream or 3 tbs butter
3 tbs minced chives or parsley
After chopping all your vegetables, add it to the water and salt in a 4 qt pot and simmer for 40-50 min partially cover. Take off heat. You can mash the veges with a fork or run it through a food mill or hand blender. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cream or butter and top with chives or parsley. And Serve! Makes about 6-8 servings.