Mema’s Potato/Tomato Soup

Growing up, my memema made her “famous”
Potato/Tomato Soup
when it snowed, when I had a cold, when she didn’t know what else to make.
Now, my Mom, Aunt, cousins we all make it, a little different.
As every time you would ask Mema how she made it she would tell you the way she had most recently made it. I think it was based on what she had in the fridge/pantry at the time.
Much like the way I cook!
So feel free to tweak the recipe based on what you have on hand, from my families kitchen to yours.
This is the original recipe card that I wrote back in the 7th grade! That was when we moved to G’boro and I was in charge of cooking dinner. Started with the family favs.
3 medium baking potatoes, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 ribs of celery, sliced
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t garlic
Cover with water, salt, pepper & garlic.
Simmer until fork tender.
In sauce pan mix:
2 T butter
2 T flour
2 c milk (she always used whole I use 2%)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c catsup
3 T mustard
2 – 28oz cans tomatoes
(I prefer whole,plum tomatoes to rough chop. you can use diced, whatever you like!)
Melt butter, mix in flour, add milk; mix well (adjust to make thick) Blend in remaining ingredients EXCEPT tomatoes and stir for 5 mins.
Add to potato mix and add tomatoes
It gets better the longer it sits! And it makes a ton!
I hope you enjoy, as it sure reminds me of my Mema,
snowy days, football games, curling up on the couch!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Potato Soup {crockpot}

Yummy! There is nothing better than walking in the door to a house with a warm, ready to eat dinner sitting on the counter! Hence. my love of the crockpot!! Today I made one of the easiest potato soups ever! Just dump, shake, stir, dump again, stir again, set on low and voila a few hours later a meal!

1 onion
1 carrot
1 stalk of celery 
DUMP into crockpot 
1 can cream of chicken*
1 can cream of mushroom
2 cans chicken broth*
1 can of milk
salt, pepper, garlic
Worcestershire sauce
hot sauce
all to taste
1 pkg frozen hash brown potatoes (cubes are my favm shredded works fine too)
STIR, again!


What is your favorite DUMP and forget about it recipes?

xoxo, Mama Bird

Souper Sunday

This morning I was watching Giada and she was making a soup with leftover lettuce and potatoes. I thought umm, I have a large baking potato in my fridge as well as 1/2 bag of fresh spinach, think I am going to make my version of this soup.
1 onion, diced
1 lg baking potato, diced
4 small red potatoes, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 box (4 cups) chicken broth
1 tsp dill
dash of nutmeg
s & p to taste (be sure to salt potatoes as your cooking or it will way more once it’s cooked)
2 cups fresh spinach
1/2 c cream
Goat Cheese for garnish
Soften onions in evoo, add potatoes & carrots, cook 2 mins then add broth  and spices cook apx 20 mins till potatoes are fork tender. Add spinach to wilt. Add cream and blend with imersion blender or put in your blender serve with a dallop of goat cheese or sour cream.

Souper Sunday ~ Potato Chicken Chowder {Crockpot}

Potato Chicken Chowder

This is a super easy CROCKPOT Friendly recipe that came to me as I was dumping my ingredients in the pot. I was originally making my Potato Soup and starting “souping” it up a bit and came up with a whole new Soup! I love it when I just get these ideas! It is still fridgid here in the South and I am excited to have a warm easy meal to get us ready to start our week.

1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of celery
1 can milk
1 1/2 can chicken broth
1 carrot, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 cup chicken, chopped (leftover from last night)
1 can creamed corn (only cause this is what I had, frozen will work great, or reg corn)
4 dashes Worchestershire sauce
salt & pepper to taste
1 bag of hashbrown potatoes (cubes)
Place all ingredients in crockpot on low for 4-6 hrs. So simple!

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Pammy’s Potato Soup

This is the easiest Potato Soup and it is so yummy!! I thank my favorite nail guru for another great recipe. Little j LOVES it! ENJOY!!

1 bag Frozen Hash browns (I used Country style cubes)
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 can each water, milk & chicken stock
1 onion, chopped fine
salt & pepper to taste
3 dashes worchestershire sauce
Put hash browns in crock-pot, mix the remaining ingredients and pour on top. Cook on low for 6hrs.