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!


About downmyfront

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