it's fall, y'all

Ok, I know... lame title, but I just had to.

It is October 1. A beautiful fall day in Memphis. I have been waiting for this season since, say, last Thanksgiving. I love fall. It's my favorite season. Pumpkins, scarves, cider, pies, leaves, soup, chili, boots, socks, blankets, hoodies, sweaters, layers, gloves, and the list goes on. Something else that is added to my list now that I'm a Carter is deer hunting.

This weekend is the opening weekend of bow [hunting] season, and Dudley is just jittering he's so excited. Tonight he [we] will be getting his attire and supplies ready for his first hunt of 2009. He cannot wait to be in his stand on Saturday morning.

[This post is not going to be about hunting.. don't worry]

One thing on the list above, soup. I love soups. I could eat some every day. Last week, I made that awesome tortilla soup, but this week I went for something more autumnal and made this great potato soup Jesse brought into my life. Let me tell you. It's awesome. Double Potato Soup is the name and we love it.

Double Potato Soup
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 onions, chopped
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cloves garlic, pressed
2 cans chicken broth (or one big box)
1 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (leslie's opinion was tainted because J accidentally put in a whole tsp)
salt & pepper to taste
2 cups half & half

In a soup pot, heat olive oil over med-high heat. Add onions and cook till translucent. Add sweet potatoes, potatoes, and garlic and cook another two minutes. Add the chicken broth, thyme, cayenne pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered until the the potatoes are tender, about 10-15 min.

Use a potato masher and squish the lumps in the soup as best you can. This soup is better not processed in a blender as it is heartier this way; however if you prefer it smoother, go ahead and blend away.

Heat soup to simmer, and salt and pepper to taste, add half and half and warm till hot, but don't boil or it will break.

Enjoy soup with some yummy Panera wheat bread and small salad. [only for me, not for tdud. no salad for that boy]


LeslieJ said...

it's funny we both took shakeit iphone photos last night of our dinners instead of fancy photos.

yum (minus all the cayenne)

Jesse Faris said...

I love that you love that soup, because I remember making it and almost not liking it! Your version looks yummy enough for me to try it again! :)

Dudley said...

You started off with a great blog about great things, then you lost it....

Margie said...

Dudley, I bet you loved that soup!

Dudley said...

Potatoes plus Potatoes....of course I did...

Miss Jennifer said...

I made this for dinner last night and it was delish! Thanks for the great recipe.