I am updating this post to add it to a soup recipe bank on www.LifeasMOM.com .
So a couple of days ago I was determined to come up with a menu and shopping list at least for the week. I have been craving a creamy super yummy soup. So I decided to find some new recipes for homemade creamy soups. The one I found and really liked the sound of was Creamy Leek and Potato Soup. I read that it is what Mothers in France make for their children when they aren't feeling well. Sounded healing and comforting.
Saute 2 Leeks and 1 Shallots in butter or olive oil
Until they are tender
Add 2 Baking potatoes and 2 cups of stock (I used Veggie)
Cook until potatoes are soft
Puree the Vegetables and Stock
Add 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup Cream, Salt, Pepper and Fresh Lemon Juice to taste
Plate up and top with cheese
In our case, I used Parmesan but the recipe called for Stilton Cheese. I couldn't find that in the commissary but after researching (after doing the shopping) found out it is a British brand of Bleu Cheese. I really think it would have been better with the recommended cheese but the Parm was a good substitute. Serve with a yummy crusty bread.
I devoured this soup, I loved it. My family on the other hand filled up the on fresh bread instead. After telling them this is what kids eat in France, my 8 year old replied with "But Mom, we are not French!"
This recipe will be used often but I will make it and enjoy it myself for a yummy lunch.
Hopefully my family enjoys the Pumpkin soup I plan on making next week.