Since our Rockstar annual soup exchange is coming up I decided to get a head start and make a pot of soup. I never made this soup before so I thought I'd make it to try it first before handing over nasty soup to my friends. I went to my always faithful church cookbook that my mother in law gave me a couple of years ago to find my recipe. You know all church cookbooks have the best recipes and this one wasn't an exception. Its easy, cheap, and delish!!!!
It's two recipes in one.....Potato Soup and Broccoli Soup. I chose the broccoli soup but I'll post both just like it's written in the cookbook b/c I'm sure the plain potato soup is just as good.
1 stick butter
3 bunches green onions, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
5 lbs red potatoes, peeled and sliced
3 to 4 (I used 4) cans chicken broth
Half & half (as needed)
Saute' onions in butter until soft. Add red potatoes and cover with chicken broth. Simmer until done but not mushy. Chop with a potato masher until thick but very lumpy. Add half & half and heat. Do not boil.
Option for broccoli soup: Substitute half & half for 3 cups steamed broccoli and 1 pound Velveeta. Heat until cheese melts. Salt and pepper to taste.