Potato Soup & So Much More...

It has not been a normal week. My youngest son had his tonsils out. NOT fun for him! I couldn't bear to cook in the house after he commented the burnt cheese that dripped off my pizza smelled good! I felt terrible making the house smell good if burnt cheese smelled good! He wanted to try some mashed potatoes so I decided to make potato soup. We will get to that in a bit...

I messed with the truck a bit and added some more pink, love a can of spray paint! I also decided to have some fun t-shirts made up, after all Major Butts was our biggest seller last summer, we sold over 900 of them! The woman on the back was our ode to Rosie the Riveter, we plan to put her on our truck somewhere. We will have the shirts for sale on the truck this summer. My favorite is the fleece, I have been dying to get the pink camo embroidered onto something, it's so pretty! I want a dye cut key chain...ok I have to stop, I am obsessed with my very pretty pink camo food truck! Can't wait to get her out of storage and back on the road! 

One more distraction and then onto cooking.

I love the HGTV Show Fixer Upper! A few weeks ago I received an email about becoming a member of a team to help promote the book! It was an application process, I figured why not, you don't win if you don't try, so I filled it out and forgot about it. Well, they selected us to join the street team! So with that, I get sneak peaks I can share about their upcoming book! So if you love the show like I do, watch our site in the upcoming weeks for leaks on something super cool, makes me want to road trip to see them! Maybe I will take the truck! 

You can check them out at:

Chip & Joanna Gaines | HGTV Fixer Upper | Magnolia Market

Their first book is coming out! Love all things Chip and Joanna Gaines! 

Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines' Book Cover Revealed - Get The Exclusive Sneak Peek! 

Now to the soup. It's simple for a nutty week! Who doesn't love a bowl of potato soup? It's one of my favorites!

Potato Soup

  • 6 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 leeks chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 quart Kitchen Basics Vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch of fresh thyme
  • 1 pink of heavy cream
  • 1/2 quart of whole milk

In a large stock pot, over medium heat, add the butter, chopped leeks, chopped onions and garlic. Simmer for about 3 minutes. Slowly add the stock, cream and milk. Rinse and chop the potatoes add to the pot with the other ingredients, then add the thyme. I tied it with cotton string so I could take the steams out after the leaves fall off, saves you chopping it! 

Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot.

I like to put bacon crumbles and cheese to garnish! Enjoy!

I should get acceptance letters back soon about this years festivals! The line up looks good and I can't wait to take you behind the scenes of the food truck business! Kid Rock is at this summers Taste of Country and a little secret I will share... I always wanted to send him a note to see if he would come play at a party for my husband after one of his many deployments! I was going to cook him good food if he came! Maybe he will show up and get some food from my truck this summer? 

Happy cooking from my kitchen to yours,

Chef Carol

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