Potato soup has become one of our comfort foods especially during the Fall and Winter Months. I had been waiting until the weather cooled down before making it. The kids were so excited! Potato soup is one of those foods that I’ve made so often I just dump in the ingredients I have on hand. It comes out a little different each time, but it’s always good, except for the last time I made it before the long summer.
My parents were here visiting and since they like my potato soup I decided to cook some for supper one night. It is always a challenge for me to cook and talk at the same time, but potato soup would be easy enough I thought.
Everything was ready and I served the bowls. I sat down to eat last. No one had commented on the food like usual. Taking a sip of my soup I made a face. It was so bland. It didn’t take good at all. In fact it was something like creamy water with a few potatoes floating around in it. I apologized for the horrible soup, but I couldn’t imagine how it had turned out so bad.
So making it again the other day I was a little nervous. Had I lost my touch? Was my potato soup making ability lost forever. I put in the ingredients and let the onions and potatoes cook. Then I put in the milk and cream. I held my breath as I tasted it. Once again it tasted like creamy water! And then like flash the answer came to me. Chicken broth–I had omitted the chicken broth! No wonder! I quickly stirred in some Better Than Bouillon, tasted it again, and voila, delicious! How could I have possibly left out the chicken broth? I’m still shaking my head. I suppose I could blame it on the pregnancy?