Dana , Here is the formula for the potato soup.
1/4 CUP MARGARINE
1 LARGE ONION - CHOPPED
1 CUP DICED CELERY (INCLUDING THE TOPS)
3-4 MED SIZE POTATO CUT IN 1/2 INCHES
1/4 CUP CHOPPED PARSLEY
1/2 TEASPOONS PEPPER
4 CHICKEN BULLION CUBES
1 QUART OF WATER
1 QUART OF MILK
3 TABLESPOON CORNSTARCH
IN 8-10 QUART PAN, MELT THE 1/4 CUP OF BUTTER OVER MEDIUM HEAT. ADD ONION AND CELERY AND COOK, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY UNTIL ONION IS VERY LIMP - ABOUT 10 MINUTES.
ADD POTATOS, PARSLEY, SALT, PEPPER, CHICKEN BROTH AND COVER AND COOK UNTIL THE POTATOES ARE TENDER. (30 MINUTES).
STIR IN THE MILK AND COOK COVERED UNTIL SOUP IS THOROUGHLY HOT, BUT NOT BOILING, BLEND THE CORNSTARCH WITH 1/4 CUP OF WATER UNTIL SMOOTH AND ADD TO SOUP. CONTINUE COOKING UNTIL SOUP BOILS AND THICKENS. (ABOUT 5 MINUTES).
My dad sent me the recipe last night. He is such a great dad to have thought about this for over a week and then get me the recipe. I wont be making it until this weekend. last night I made taco soup, my friend Shirla sent me the recipe and it was a huge hit. Tonight I will be making Moroccan Chicken Stew. I was going to go to the potluck bible study with the elder ladies today like I always do on Thursday and I was going to take this stew but I was up every hour last night with a stuffy nose and itchy throat. Avery and the dogs and one of the cats were hogging my bed so I relocated to the couch at 1am. I just finished cleaning and now I'm going to try and get some rest today. I probably shouldn't because it might keep me up tonight but I feel a bad cold coming on so I should rest. I got my hair cut yesterday and Justin gets his vacation pay today so he said I could get some spring clothes for church. I wont spend more than $100. Avery and Ian's birthdays are soon and Avery wants an American Girl Doll with the bed and bedding. Those three items equal $200. I told her that's her limit and that's all she will get. She really wants it so i will order it today. My new tenant is late on his rent and asked if he could wait on paying his late fee. i told him no but I feel bad. I'm not cut out for this job. I have too soft of a heart. He had all of February to worry about March rent. He is a new tenant and should be trying to live within the rules. have a happy Thursday:)