Make it Monday: Leek and Potato Soup

February 15, 2010

Well, I had a few weeks off from Make it Monday but the weather is still cold and we all need cheering up a little so I thought I would share one of my favourite soup recipes. So simple to make, only takes about 20 minutes and I love it served with french bread (or Tiger bread – nom) and cheese.

The ingredients here are for 1 person – just multiply by the number of people you are cooking for.

Knob of butter
1/2 a Leek, cut into 1cm rounds
1 medium potato, cut into 1inch cubes
250ml stock (I normally use a chicken stock cube)
Splash of milk

1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the leeks, fry for 2 minutes.
2. Add the potato and cook for one more minute.
3. Add the stock, bring to the boil then cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
4. When the potato is cooked mash a few of the pieces in the soup to thicken it.
5. Add a splash of milk and serve.

There has been some talk of menu planning and the like recently so I thought that I would add to this post what we are having for dinners this week. I am using up meat from the freezer and managed to do this week’s shopping for just £20 which I was really proud of! I just plan dinners for Mr C and I, Piran usually has a bit of what we have, with some rice cakes or something.

Sunday: Molly’s chicken with new potatoes and veg
Monday: Pot roast meatloaf, served with sweet potato mash and broccoli
Tuesday: Broken up meatloaf and leftover sauce served with pasta
Wednesday: Cheesy herb pork, served with potatoes and veg
Thursday: Oven bake risotto
Friday: Chicken Kiev’s, mash potato and beans
Saturday: At the inlaws for lunch
Sunday: Meeting friends at a pub

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  • Reply Heather February 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

    umm, i love leek and potato soup, one of those 'tastes of home' foods.

  • Reply TheMadHouse February 15, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I love leek and potato soup, nice and easy and dead cheep. Glad to see you back Mrs

  • Reply BNM February 15, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    mmmm that sounds yummy.
    Have just found your blog and its cool so there's an award for you over at mine

  • Reply Geriatric Mummy February 16, 2010 at 1:47 am

    Thanks for adding your post to my mcklinky 🙂 just been looking back through you make it Monday posts – yum, lots of inspiration there x

  • Reply Magic Mummy February 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I am going to make this soup this afternoon I think. Sound delish x

    Theres an award for you at my blog x

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