Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fussing with recipes

Mom had another doctor's appointment today, so I took with me my book for book club "My Life in France" by Julia Child.  Was reading the section on soups and fish.  She had a chapter where she was talking about fish based soups and chowders and such, and suddenly I had in mind all I wanted was a potato soup.
So, when mom was done for the day (she's got to have another surgery but more on that later)  I went to her place and took over her kitchen.   Why you ask,  cause she's got more widgets and gidgets and what nots.  Dude, I do not even have a rolling pin.  Stole mom's today too.
Anyways,  went to mom's, watched the replay of WWE's Raw while I made a potato soup-ish/chowder-ish dish.  No recipe. 
I looked online for a few recipes on the Food Network Canada, but everything I saw called for either fish stock or beef stock.  Being a vegetarian, I would have none of that. 
So brilliant me, I sliced up 3 large potatoes boiled, 1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, used a half cup butter (made from vegetable oil) cream, flour, cheese and black table pepper. 
It was good, little on the thick side so had to add more liquid, then it just was bland.  I have no idea what I could have added else as mom believes in one spice = SALT.  I was lucky to have found the onion and garlic at mom's.    
I plan on trying to see what I have here spice wise to take over there tomorrow to upbeat the leftovers.