26/365 Today I…made soup

Today I… spent most of the afternoon in the kitchen.

I made split pea and ham soup – recipe here and also leek and potato soup; 12 portions in all, packaged up and frozen ready for weekday lunches.

I don’t use a recipe for leek and potato, it’s so easy, it barely counts as cooking!  You can be pretty flexible – increase proportions to make more.
Sweat chopped leeks in some butter or oil, add a couple of celery stalks, finely chopped.  I have also added carrots before if I had some that needed using up. Peel and chop some potatoes into smallish cubes, add to the pan with some stock ( chicken or vegetable) and bring to the boil. Simmer until potatoes are cooked- about 20 minutes. Add a splash of milk and blitz with a stick blender. Taste and adjust seasoning.  If its too thick, add a bit of hot water. 

I also made pot roasted pork belly in cider with Jamie’s cauliflower and broccoli cheese.

And the best thing is…lovely leftovers for tomorrow night!

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Interested in cooking and eating, books, theatre, crafts, thrift and upcycling.
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