Thursday, November 23, 2017

Shopping Around the World...

We're crashing the shopping around the world segment.

But it's a potato.  Who doesn't have a favourite potato recipe?

Ours is a knock-off of a knock-off of Zuppe Toscana.
Now, the REAL recipe calls for bacon, cream and kale.
Having grown up in Virginia, the word kale
brings  back images of a black-green glob of sludge--ugh--
on the school lunch plate.  So kale is definitely OUT,
and so are bacon and cream.

Basically, it has Italian sausages....which flavours the highly spiced are recommended.
celery stick
olive oil
chicken stock...or vegetable if that's what SHE grabs
Bok choi, or chinese cabbage, or regular cabbage
in place of the K ingredient.
 Chop the onion, celery and stems of bok choi. 
Saute in olive oil until sausage browned.
 Chop potatoes into bite-size pieces, add, and cover with stock
or water (in our case) with the right amount of stock powder.
You can add some pepper at this point, but be careful of salt if using stock powder or cubes.
Simmer until potatoes are cooked.

Chop up the K substitute, place in bowl. 
The hot soup will wilt it.
Add some milk (or cream), salt and pepper to taste
and enjoy.
Now, the cost is difficult as most of the ingredients we
have in the cupboard and use very minute amounts.
Sausages  $1 each (used three)
Potatoes $1 for two
Onion $.75
Celery $.10
Bok choi $1.25
Stock powder $.10
Makes about 3 bowls AUD$6.20
Canadian $6.01
As the saying goes 'You are what you eat.'
so that makes HER, fast, easy and cheap!


  1. I had the pictures of school lunch in my mind immediately too... but this soup looks so tasty, we have to try it... and I bet it can chase the kale-ghosts of the past away furever&ever!

  2. Black-green glob of sludge☺ You have mom ROFLOL! She remembers those nasty turnip greens and kale and all of those bitter greens that are sooo good for you. YUK! That soup looks fabulous!

  3. Just make certain that the "K" ingredient isn't "Kismet".

  4. That sounds delish. We like the Chinese cabbage substitute for that K veggie.

  5. MOL MOL MOL Mom loved this line
    "As the saying goes 'You are what you eat.'
    so that makes HER, fast, easy and cheap!"

    We are lovers of soup in the house so we will be copying and pasting this recipe!!!
    Hugs madi and mom

  6. Sound like a delicious soup for a cold day!
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. Who cares about the cost when it looks and sounds as tasty as that!!! Mom loves all the ingredients (except for potatoes, but she would eat them just to taste that sausage). Thanks for sharing.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. Haha, fast, easy and cheap! Mom says they must be related.

  9. This looks great! Mama says she is all about using cabbage instead of the K word too!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  10. Fast Easy and Cheap sounds like an advertisement for the prostitute on the wrong corner of the street.
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. Fast, easy and cheap huh? Our mom thinks this is funny but we do not know why!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. I like potatoes too,, well sweet potatoes

  13. Ooooooo! That looks FABulous! And yummmmmmmy to the tummy! Oh, and tells HER that if she is, so is Ma! ☺
    Ruby ♥
    pees: fast, easy and cheap, that is

  14. Nom I would definitely eat it, drool.

  15. Looks yummy! My assistant is a potato fiend. She could live on potatoes - loves all kinds, all ways.

  16. Here in Yorkshire there is a Potato Show this month at the Exhibition centre in Harrogate. This is from their advertisement: "Once every two years the whole of the Potato Industry comes together for this unique 'seed to shopping trolley' event." It sounds fun for anyone who loves potatoes BOL Nose licks and love from Moth xx