Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tasty Tuesday Potato Chicken Soup!

I just love it when you ladies send me recipes and then all I have to do is provide the hunk! Today's recipe is courtesy of AnOldeSoul. The hunk, who looks like he's been working (or playing!) hard and might be in need of sustenance, is courtesy of Donna.

As you know, our friend Olde has quite a way with words (I think she's really a professional writer and just isn't admitting to it) and not too long ago, she had to feed a crowd and added her own special touches to my potato soup recipe. To keep the magic intact, I will not edit the recipe as she sent it to me, but will post it as it was written, in her own, inimitable way. . . .

Now for her "Feed Many WorkerBees" version of the Potato Soup:

1 lg yellow onion [the ones that look like they're hunting for a Whopper to cover], chopped
1 full head of garlic, cloves peeled, smashed and chopped
1 - 1 1/2 T Margarine
1 T whole Peppercorns, freshly ground [rough, not all need to be powdered, or even all broken]
12 chicken thighs [from the Costco 5# bag of Boneless, Skinless Thighs]
5# bag of Idaho Potatoes, peeled and chopped
Water to cover
Salt to taste
Hot milk may be added to individual bowls just before serving.
In a 10" skillet, melt the margarine, and saute the onions until they are translucent. Reduce the heat, and stir in the Garlic, until it begins to soften. DO NOT BROWN!
Stir in the Pepper, stirring until the margarine begins to activate the scent of the pepper. Probably the wrong phrase, but if you've ever added pepper to a bit of fat, you'll know what I mean.
Empty contents of skillet into biggest soup pot, set aside OFF HEAT.
In skillet [back on medium-high heat], brown 12 chicken thighs. As they brown and get about half done, pull them out and cut each thigh into bite-size pieces. Not too small, soup should be nice and chunky.
Add chicken and potatoes to soup pot, cover with water [+/- an extra 1/2 -3/4" on top], reduce heat and simmer until potatoes give up being lumpy and become soup.
Saving the hot milk to add at the end makes this soup friendly for those with lactose problems [I served 3 of those] and for people who like their soup umm, soupy [there were 2 of those].

Sounds delicious, doesn't it?

Oh, yes, and while I'm at it, HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!!!!


  1. Nice hockey stick he's got there. Oh sorry it's something else. I can see better when I stop drooling.

  2. This guy looks like he might be into bondage---look, his leg has a strap on it, and his wrists are padded for some ropes or handcuffs...??? He's got a nice yummydoodle, though!

    OldeSoul, that recipe sounds delicious!! Gotta try it!

  3. Straps... hockey sticks... and AnOldeSoul to make soup for him. He's got it all!

  4. Simon looks in need of Mouth to Mouth.
    MG you're so right. It is a tired hockey stick.
    The poor man just played his heart out on the Cold Hockey Rink.
    A nice Hot Bowl of Potato Soup will be just the thing.

  5. Lip Lock Lisa!!!
    Simon needs your LIPS!!!
    Can you resuscitate him?

  6. OMG, Donna knows I have big love for Simon ever since he showed up on the CBEB for the first time. That first picture was from this same shoot, but he wasn't as tired in that shot, if you get my drift. So yes Donna, I'll take care of whatever Simon needs!

    The soup sounds good too, especially as it has again, started to drizzle. More rain is expected here and while we surely need it...I'm really tired of the drowned rat look!

    Guess I'll just have to keep Simon close!

  7. I worked 7am to 4 pm yesterday and then 7 pm until 11 pm. Then I came home and fell asleep because I had to work at 6 am. So I'm tired. But I'm also sad that I didn't get a chance to check this hunk and the recipe before. But now I'm happy I'm here :D I like the disarray of clothing around himself.

    And this recipe sounds delicious. I need to put all the recipes together and spend a week cooking them XD

  8. Happy with the picture----not so happy with Mr. Groundhog.

  9. Lisa, I'm sure you can revive Simon--have no doubt whatsoever!

    Glad you're feeling better, Ana! Have fun cooking. Hope you've got help to eat it all, too!

    Yep, it's Groundhog Day. And that damn Phil saw his shadow, so no early spring for us this year. Funny how he can do that even on a cloudy day....

  10. He's definitely into bondage Suzy and may I say he looks smoking hot all tied up. Yumm both to a tie Simon and to the recipe.

  11. Hurry Lisa...I can't wait to see Simon alert:)

  12. Hey Nancy, if you need a sneak peek at Simon a bit more ready to play, check out June 19th from last year on the CBEB.

  13. Ohhhhhhh...chocolate to you Lisa. Outstanding:) Thankyouverymuch.

  14. LOL Cheryl!
    Tuesday have never been so tasty as they are on your blog.



  15. Nice for us to see our featured hunk today in naked bondage. Any idea,ladies, what we could do with our captive audience of one?

  16. OMG Lisa
    Went back to check out Simon June 19 (his "awake" look is something) & on the way I saw ripped underwear guy of June 26 & 28 & OMG tripod guy (hung?) on June 25.
    All I can say is OUCH!

  17. Yes, ladies, there are joys to be found in the archives. Feel free to browse!