I wanted to prepare something festive for the moms and their children residing in the Hope House shelter.. I kept having a vision of the three wise men -after pondering and realizing I didn't have access to frankincense and myrrh I decided to go with "Gold" -Golden Potato Soup.
It always feels amazing to give back but preparing and delivering this soup with my family felt extra special. The shelter had a table tree for their "Christmas tree", meanwhile I saw a few people complaining that their 7 or 8 foot was large enough. Mind boggling!
Golden Potato Soup Recipe
6 Yukon gold potatoes, chopped
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 cups chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon thyme
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping crème
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Green onions for garnish
Melt the butter with olive oil in your soup pot. Saute onions in the butter until soft over medium heat, about 5 minutes.
Add potatoes and stock.
Bring to a boil.
Once you reach the boiling point reduce heat to a simmer and add cayenne pepper and thyme. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add garlic, heavy whipping crème, cheese, salt, and pepper and puree soup with a blender until desired consistency.
Fill serving bowls with soup and garnish with cheese and green onions.