Potato Soup for a cold rainy night at home.

We had planned to go out Friday night but is was pouring down rain, cold, and late by the time Brian had gotten home and gotten cleaned up. As he headed down the stairs to get into the whirlpool tub.

I asked if I should make something up instead of going out on such a "crappy" night?
He thought it a good idea too so I headed to the refrigerator. I had not thawed anything out and my smallest pkg. of hamburger was 3 way did I want to go there. There was the fresh chicken broth from a couple of days ago. That is a great basis for a comforting mug of hot steaming soup on a dreary cold and wet night.
1 lg. onion diced
1-2 carrots diced
2-3 stalks of celery sliced
1 1/2 C. fresh chicken stock
3 C. chicken stock, canned or instant
3-4 lg. potatoes peeled and diced
1 1/2 C. milk
black pepper
Combine the vegetables and stock in a heavy bottomed medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the vegetables are tender stirring occasionally.

Correct the seasonings adding salt and black pepper as desired. Stir in the milk and bring just to the boiling point and serve steaming hot with saltine crackers in large mugs or bowls.
We snuggled down into our chairs for a cozy evening watching TV and talking about our days. It was very nice.

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