Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cooking and eating

I've been feeling the need to cook recently. I've been hungry a lot more often and wanting warm, heavy fatty comfort foods. I, of course, blame the weather for my desire to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I hate cooking as a rule so this is the only explanation for it.

Tonight, I made a faux Outback potato soup and it was DELISH! It took quite a bit longer to make than I anticipated (apparently, potatoes take a long time to boil and onions also take a while, who knew) but it made an ENORMOUS pot, which would probably freeze ok. I gave some of it away and I plan to give more away tomorrow because there is no way we can eat it all. Like I said, really good but not really on plan. It had around 8 billion points, if I did my math correctly! It started with 2 sticks of butter and went on to heavy cream, filled with 5 pounds of potatoes (it called for 6-8, depending on size but I like lots of potato) and topped with cheese, it was a calorie extravaganza! After eating 2 bowls of it, I should be stuffed but I really want a milkshake. Or hot apple cider, either would be fine Too bad (or not, depending on how you look at it), I don't have the stuff to make either in the house and I'm not going back out in the crummy weather to get it.


Looseyfur said...

Perhaps a reasonable alternative to all the butter and heavy cream?

Ginger As in Green Tea... said...

Hehe...this is me but I'm pregnant so I now why I'm such an eating fest;P