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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Spoonfuls of Love: Mom's Comforting Crockpot Potato Soup

As many of you know I've been fighting the flu. It's been a tough contender, but I've almost defeated it! Today (day 12 with a fever, it is low grade now though!) I feel a certain kinship with the fellow from Monty Python and the Holy Grail that exclaims, "I'm not dead! ... I'm getting better! ... I feel happy!"

During the early days, when it seemed that the flu had me down for the count, my sweet parents extended care via scrumptious eats for our entire family! They bought my hubby homemade meatloaf, rolls, carrots & potatoes (the list goes on and on)! They brought our kids fun meals like chicken nuggets and french fries. Nuggets and fries may not sound especially "fun", but if you saw their presentation you'd understand! (Why didn't I snap a pic?!) They were delivered hot, in cute baskets, as if it were take out from a nice restaurant {dessert included too, of course ;)}. What my mom made for me really hit the spot! It warmed not only my tummy, but also my heart! It was Mom's comforting crockpot potato soup!

I asked her to share the recipe, that I might pass it onto you, friends! If you know someone in need if comfort by the spoonful, this is perfect! It's a mild recipe, that won't upset your tummy when you're under the weather. More of a potato stew than a creamier potato soup, it's just right when you're not feeling quite right! ;)

Without further ado ....



MOM'S COMFORTING CROCKPOT POTATO SOUP

INGREDIENTS:

6 cups potatoes, peeled & sliced *
5 cups water
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 tsp chicken bouillon
Dash of salt and pepper

12 oz. milk
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese **


Steps to Creating Comfort:

1. Combine all ingredients {except milk and cheese} in crockpot.

2. Cover & cook on high for 7 hours {or until veggies are tender}.

3. Add milk and cheese.

4. Stir until cheese is thoroughly melted.

5. Serve in bread bowls for extra deliciousness!

6. Enjoy serving to others in need of a little comfort, and help yourself to a bowl too! ;)

* If you're too sick to be up peeling and slicing potatoes, you can substitute frozen cubed hash browns too! (It will have a little bit of a different texture, but still taste good. ;))
** When making a crockpot full to enjoy when you're well, I'd suggest sprinkling oodles of cheese on top just before eating! This will create a delicious layer of stringy, cheesy goodness for your spoon to meet up with first! (Personally, I can never have too much cheese! ;))

What's your favorite comfort food? When you're sick is there anything that you especially enjoy eating? If it's a recipe you've blogged, please share a link in the comments! Hope to hear from you all!

With Care,
Brenda



{Visit my LINK PARTIES! page to see where I've shared this recipe, and find other fabulous bloggers' creations, too!}


I was honored to have this recipe featured at:

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage . The Chicken Chick Miss Information


80 comments:

  1. What a delicious sounding soup - and I love the presentation in the bread bowl!

    I'm visiting from Marvelous Mondays Hop - so glad I found you. Though I'm a mom of princes, and have nary-a-princess in my house, I'm also a Hidden Mickey finder, and am not only saved but astounded and amazed daily by Grace.

    Oh, and I'm your newest follower!

    ~Peace,
    LuAnne
    www.winterpastfinally.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, LuAnne! Such a joy to "meet" you!! Thrilled to have you here :) I really enjoyed your sweet comment! Visiting you now ;) ....

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  2. Hi, I found your blog through Bloom's link party. I am your newest follower. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you feel better very soon. I've been battling a cold all week, so I know how you feel. This soup sounds delicious and so comforting!

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    1. Thanks, Lena! Sorry to hear you've been under the weather too. Hope you feel well soon & that the coming week will be a better one for you! :)

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  4. This looks so delicious and we make bread bowls all the time. I'll have to try this out. BTW, I'm your newest follower!
    http://www.countrifiedhicks.com
    http://www.facebook.com/countrifiedhicks

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, commenting, & following me too! :) If you try it I hope you enjoy!
      Have a terrific week :)

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  5. Looks delish. Thanks for sharing. Visiting you from Craft o Maniac Monday. www.thememoryenst.blogspot.com

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  6. I am always looking for good crock pot recipes. I love that you serve yours in a bread bowl...that's my favorite way to eat soup!

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    1. Me too, Jocelyn! I'm always excited to find a new crockpot recipe to add to my recipe box (or one of my foodie pinboards ;)) I'm so with ya on the bread bowls too! They make soup 10x better! :*)

      I really enjoy your blog & all of the delicious recipes that you share! ;) It was a treat to have you stop by and visit me today, hope you'll come back again soon! :) Have a wonderful week!!

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  7. Hi Brenda!! Thanks for stopping by the weekend and linking up with my NO RULES Party :))

    I love my crock-pot...this soup looks yummy!!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks again for hosting!! ... LOVE my crockpot too! Anything you can fix 'n forget until dinner time is fabulous by me! ;*)
      Hope your week is off to a fantastic start, Paula!! ... See ya soon ;)

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  8. Your Crock Pot Potato soup looks so yummy! Thought we would stop by and visit your cute blog! -The Six Sisters

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting & leaving such a sweet comment!! ...It's a joy to hear from you today!! :*)

      I just stopped by your fab blog, and saw that Kristen was in an accident! :( Sooo sorry to hear that, but praise God that she's okay!!! <3
      *Hugs*

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  9. Okay, that is absolutely a-dorable. Talk about sharing things in common--my parents actually flew out the weekend I had the flu to take care of me! And while I didn't get this soup (although I'm hankering to make it on my own now), I did get my own parental pampering share of soup and sick-time remedies. Glad to hear you're feeling better though--I'm still fighting the last stubborn remnants! Rest up!

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    1. Wow, we even share our illnesses in common, huh? ;) ... How NICE that your parents flew out to care for you! <3 Hope you bounce back soon, bloggy friend! :o)

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  10. Looks delicious! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  11. My husband loves potato soup, and I have not been able to find a recipe that he actually likes! This looks great! Thanks!

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  12. Looks delicious! So glad I saw this recipe on the Ladybug Blessings blog hop.

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    1. Thank you, Kari! Glad you stopped by! ;)
      Have a wonderful week!!

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  13. I was just thinking about potato soup the other day, but didn't have a great recipe. This came just in the nick of time! :) I'll be trying it this week! Thanks! :)

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    1. Wonderful!! Hope you enjoy it, Shannon! :)
      Have a lovely week!!

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  14. Mmmm. Definitely need to make this!! Hoping you're all recovered from the flu!! Thanks so much for linking this up at my party!!

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    1. If you try it, hope you enjoy! :) We are all doing much better now, thanks! :)
      You're welcome ... thanks again for hosting!! Fun linking up with you! ;*)

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  15. This looks delicious! I'm getting hungry just looking at it.

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  16. I could use some "MOM'S COMFORTING CROCK POT POTATO SOUP " today. It's been a cold and crappy day. Thanks for solving my dinner delema :P
    cass-eats.blogspot.com

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  17. Yum, I love potato soup. I love that it can go in the crockpot too!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com

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  18. Uuuugh I wish I had a huge bowl of this right now! We would love it if you would link up at our new linky party: Two Girls and a Party Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for the invite to your party too! I was glad to link up with some of my fav recent posts. :o) I tried several times to comment with a "Thank You!" for hosting (...and to tell you how yummy your french dip looked too :)), but I kept getting an error saying your blog had spam stop protection. Never had that happen before ... guess it thought I was a spammer for some reason. (As if I'd ever send anything like that your way! ;)) . . . Anyway, thank you! Hope your 1st party is a huge success!! Have a great rest of your week. :)

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  19. This sounds like a wonderful soup!

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  20. Oh my! this looks so amazing! I have to try it. I hope you stop by to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-5.html
    Nancy

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  21. That looks wonderful! Visiting today from the Adorned from Above hop. :)

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  22. Love the bread bowl!! Thanks for linking up!

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  23. I wonder if this would work as a from frozen crockpot meal! Thanks for sharing looks delicious!

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    1. It does freeze well! My mom used to make this soup for my grandpa & he'd freeze what he didn't eat into individual serving sizes. Later he'd pull out just one bowl at a time to enjoy. :) I asked her if she'd ever frozen her leftover soup and then put it back in the crockpot for reheating, she hadn't, but thought it should work. ;) If you try it let me know what you think!
      Great to hear from you, Bevin! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)

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  24. I'm looking for the perfect (and easiest) potato soup recipe. Pinned it so I can try it. :)

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    1. Hope you like it, Chrissy! It's definitely easy. I LOVE anything you can throw in the crockpot and just come back to when it's dinner time. ;) ... I'd sooo suggest getting bread bowls for it too! We can get 'em at our grocery store for just 99cents & together it makes for a really delicious meal! Bread, potatoes, & cheese ... can't really go wrong! ;)
      Have a terrific weekend, new bloggy friend! :*)

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  25. Brenda,
    Thanks for sharing this! I pinned it to my Crockpot Board - I adorre potato soup, but never thought of making it my crockpot - genius!
    BTW, I'm stopping by from Freedom Fridays!
    Ang
    jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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    1. So great to hear from you, Angela! Thanks for stopping by & for pinning too! :) Aren't crockpot meals awesome?! Hope you'll make and enjoy!!
      Have a great weekend ... please visit again soon! ;)

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  26. Sounds like this would be a great lunch on a day like today... If only I could make it magically appear :-) yum!

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  27. This looks wonderful! I love crockpot recipes. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, commenting, & pinning too!! Enjoyed sharing at your party, DeDe! Have a fantastic weekend!! :)

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  29. I love the fact that you served this delicious looking soup in a bread bowl. I'd love it if you would share this at my Saturday Spotlight linky party. :) http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-2-features/

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  30. Oh, this looks so good! I would love it if you would share it on my brand new dinner time recipes linky! http://southernmomcooks.com/dinner-time-recipes-weekly-link-up-1/

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  31. Thanks so much for linking up to my Super Saturday Show & Tell today! What a delicious soup, I wish I had a bowl right now :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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  32. Hi Brenda,
    Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  33. Yes, yes, and yes! THANK YOU for sharing! Featuring you tomorrow! I appreciate you linkin up :)

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    1. HOORAY!!! You just made my day, Kristine!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :D

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  34. This looks so good! I would love to have you join me as I kick off my brand new Creative HomeAcre Hop today at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/category/the-creative-hopmeacre-hop

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!

      Hope to see you again next week!

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  35. Oh, wow! These look delicious. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this there!
    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

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  36. Thank you for linking this up in my new Dinner Time Recipes linky! I love this and am featuring you on my Facebook page! Thanks for sharing. https://www.facebook.com/TheSouthernMom

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  37. This soup looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing it at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope you'll stop by again next weekend and link up more of your fabulous links :)

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  38. This soup is in my crock pot right now! It has made my house smell so delicious all day! I can't wait to eat it later on!!
    Thanks!!

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    1. YAY!! Thrilled to hear that, Jeni! Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know! Nothing better than a yummy meal in the crockpot filling your home with smells of deliciousness all day! ;) Hope you enjoy!! :D

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    2. Coming back by to tell you that the soup was AMAZING!

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    3. HOORAY! Thrilled to hear you enjoyed it!! I'll let my mom know too, since it's her recipe! That'll make her night! ;) Really appreciate you returning to let me know what you thought of it! It was a joy to receive your reply!! Have a wonderful upcoming weekend, Jeni!! :-)

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  39. This looks so good and is perfect for a chilly winter night. Visiting from the Pin Me Linky party. Just pinned this!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, commenting, & pinning!! :) Appreciate it, Vicky!

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  40. I have your recipe saved to try soon. My husband likes the fact that he can eat his soup bowl once he's done with the soup, and I love the fact there will be less dishes to wash! :) Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight. Have a great week and come back soon!

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    1. Love your thinking!! It's a delicious win/win! ;) Hope you both enjoy it! :)
      Thanks again for hosting, April! Looking forward to linking up with you again soon!!

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  41. Thanks for stopping by my blog & for the sweet comment! I love your blog & just pinned this recipe...it looks delicious!!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.com

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  42. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is a Readers Top 10 Pick for this week on Full Plate Thursday. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. THANKS, Miz Helen!! It's such an honor to be featured on your wonderful blog!!
      Have a beautiful weekend! :)

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  43. This looks beyond amazing! I'm pinning this to try later! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I found a pic of your soup on the chicken blog and tracked it down. I looks so good and so easy. I'm sharing it with my mum.

    Thanks, peace,
    Diane

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  45. When I was younger I had to have surgery a few times and my mom always made me potato soup and a toasted bagle with butter, it is what I always want when I am sick now. Mom's are the best. Check in tomorrow night on I Freakin' Did it Friday, you were the most viewed link!

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    1. What a sweet memory! <3 Moms really are the best, aren't they?! ;)

      SO THRILLED to hear that I had the most viewed link!! WOW!! Thanks for making my night, Kelley!! ;) ... See ya soon :*)

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  46. Oooo this looks divine! I just pinned it. I think my husband would love this! He really enjoys his potato soup. :-) Thanks for sharing.

    I'm a new follower visiting from Piggy in Polka Dots. Nice to "meet" you!

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  47. This looks so good and comforting! I could totally go for a big bowl of this right now!

    Thanks for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!

    Shelley
    piggyinpolkadots.com

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  48. This looks amazing-- I'm drooling! Lol... I found you at Domestic Superhero's NEW link party! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  49. Thanks for sharing this at my link party this week! I looove a good breadbowl!

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  50. I love that you quoted Monty Python and the Holy Grail...almost as much as I love how great this soup sounds! Nothing like a Mom recipe...and the bread bowl takes it over the top!! Thanks!

    Joy @ Yesterfood

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  51. P.S. Now following your blog via GFC! :D

    Joy @ Yesterfood

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  52. I went to the "dreaded" store today (lol) and gathered up some items I didn't have for this recipe and I'm hoping to try it next weekend! :)

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