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Potato and Carrot Leek Soup #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today is a big day! January is designated National #SundaySupper Month and we are celebrating in a big way!  We are making pledges to celebrate at least one day a week to gather around the family table.  I think that is a wonderful thing because without friends and family what do we have?  Being with friends and family you can grow, learn from each other, laugh, confide in secrets and maybe even share a few tears? Oh and don’t forget the fun gossip.  he he  So to celebrate this amazing event, I made Potato and Carrot Leek Soup, which is perfect for this time of year, since it warms your belly, heart and soul. 🙂

I don’t know about you, but this cold weather is getting to me.  I live in Northern California and we have had cold and I mean cold temperatures for our area.  The nights have been in the 20’s – 30’s, frost on the windows of my car and the wind is brutal.  I thought a big bowl of hearty soup would keep me warm.  I was right!  This soup is hearty, savory, a little bit of sweetness and takes no time to make.  I actually think it is one of the best creamy soups I have ever made.  It’s so good.


The soup is made with good things like leeks, celery, potatoes and carrots.  I just added some chicken broth and a bay leaf. Pretty healthy, but I just had too and I mean had to add cream to it.  I never added cream to any of my soups, oh my gosh, I don’t know what I was missing?  It just kicks the soup up to another level.  You don’t have to add the cream, but I recommend it.

For the photo’s I did add a pinch more cream and topped it with some fresh parsley from my garden.  Parsley and thyme are thriving well, even in this cold weather.  The soup takes about 45 minutes total time to cook and of course prepping your vegetables.  In about an hour you can a wonderful soup to serve to your family.  You can serve it with a side salad and some crusty bread and you have the perfect meal.


Potato and Carrot Leek Soup
 
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A creamy, slightly savory potato soup with a hint of natural sweetness from the carrots.
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 8 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 leeks, chopped (not the green part)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1½ lbs. rustic potato, peeled, chopped small
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled, chopped small
  • 8 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add butter, leeks and celery. Cook until vegetables are tender; about 3 minutes. Add potatoes, carrots, chicken broth, salt and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and cook until carrots and potatoes are fork tender; about 20 minutes.
  2. Take the bay leaf out and with an immersion blender blend until smooth. Add the cream and cook on low heat for about 20 more minutes, until soup has thickened. Taste test to see if you want to add additional salt.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 213 Fat: 8.6 Carbohydrates: 29 Sugar: 4 Sodium: 137 Fiber: 5 Protein: 5 Cholesterol: 28
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I hope you take the #SundaySupper pledge and dedicate one day a week to having dinner with your friends and family.  Life is so busy and next thing you know life has passed you by.  Take the time, just one day and have fun, reconnect and don’t forget to laugh.  You can take the pledge here.

Don’t forget to check out the recipes from the #SundaySupper gang.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a great week.

Toodles,

Jennifer

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