It seems like I've been posting a lot of recipes lately...but this is such a fun time to cook. With the weather cooling and the 3 straight days of thunder and lightening storms we've had, we decided to have soup tonight. And when our family says soup, we mean Aunt Wendy's Potato Cheese Soup. The original favorite McIllece Family recipe. A winner every time. Thank you for sharing this classic with us Wendy!!
Potato Cheese Soup
5 cups water
6 small potatoes, peeled and cubed
1-2 small onions, chopped finely
1 carrot, peel and coin
2 stalks celery, coined
Frozen peas (add as many as desired)
4 chicken bullion cubes
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/3 cup butter
Combine all above ingredients and cook until vegetables are tender. In another saucepan, over medium heat combine 3/4 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups milk, and 2/3 cup flour and cook together until thick. Add to cooked vegetables along with 1 cup grated cheese.