March 03, 2011
Hot soup for a cold day
Although the weathermen forecast a balmy day, it never did warm up today. So when I got home from work (first day of the year riding my bike to work), I was glad that tonight was "Hearty Potato Leek Soup" night.
Dooley finished his intensive outpatient therapy today and is 'graduating' to a once-a-week therapy for the next few months. I had hoped he would be more enthusiastic about it. Hopefully he's just in a short-term down and not moving again in the downward spiral that we worked so hard to get him out of.
Anyway, we got cooking right away. Dooley pulled out the pot, the leeks, and the butter; I pulled out the potatoes and started peeling. It didn't take very long at all to put everything together, and only about 45 minutes of stove time all together. The recipe from The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook said to cook the leeks in butter until they're soft but not browned or mushy, about 20 minutes. Well, we used a timer and after 20 minutes, they were not browned, but they were mushy. Still, the flavor was fantastic. No left-overs tonight. Every drop got eaten.
Tomorrow we're making shrimp scampi again--woohoo!
Posted by jdooley at March 3, 2011 06:35 PM