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Sweet Potato Soup


(and if I had $160 to blow, I would serve it in this set from Williams Sonoma)

This is my FAVORITE soup ever. Well, next to my mom's Creamy Potato Soup. But I think it's against the law to share that one.

2 tbsp butter
2 celery stalks
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 cans chicken broth
2 cups water
2 tsp chicken bullion
4 med. potatoes peeled and cubed
1 lrg. sweet potato peeled and cubed
2 cups fully cooked, cubed ham
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk

Simmer celery and onions in butter 4-5 minutes, or until tender. Add broth, water, and bullion. Add potatoes and ham. Add remaining ingredients, except for flour and milk. Bring to boil, and simmer, covered. Combine flour and milk in separate bowl. Add gradually to soup. (Sometimes I will add cornstarch if I think it needs to be thicker.)
Stir well. Bring to a boil. Serve immediately, simmer on low, or keep warm in a crock pot.


NEVA said...

Beautiful soup bowls, my potato soup recipe is just the Watkins soup recipe, no secret.

c jane said...

Mandee your blog is such a friggin delight. Recipes, pictures, opinions. I wish there was an award I could nominate you for, but instead I'll just say thanks for keeping it real.

Katie said...

I forgot to report on Mandee's dinner group that she hosted last weekend. She did a fabulous job! The decorations were great (I loved the acorns), the food was divine (I even got to take some home with yummy!), and she couldn't get us to leave because the conversation was so great! Good job Mandee!

Mandee said...
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Mandee said...

c jane,

Your comment is an award in itself, if you're serious. I guess it still is, even if you were being sarcastic.

I know my blog is random. Just like it's owner. One day birth control, another day, cozy pajamas and soup. You just never know what you're going to get with me from one day to the next.

As only my husband knows all too well.

Mandee said...

Thanks Katie. I found the acorns at Target. And any party is entertaining as long as you and Sean are there.

Sad about Friday, but let's do movie night soon!

emily said...

I love your blog Mandee. I've been a silent visitor for a few months now. I'm Eliza Clement's sister so I feel like I sort of know who you are. Just have to say thank you for the recipes. We have made the pumpkin bar recipe twice now and my family absolutely loves them. Tonight I tried the sweet potato soup and it was delicious. I was missing a couple minor ingredients but it turned out great in spite of that. I have to admit did add cheese to it...I figure you can never go wrong with a little cheese.

c jane said...

Oh I am serious.

Mandee said...

Cheese! I'll have to try that next time!