Yesterday, I made this soup for lunch. Fall is upon us and a nice hot soup made with potatoes and leeks seemed just the thing. The aroma that came out of the oven while the veggies were roasting was heavenly (coated with olive oil, salt & pepper). Added in the arugula for the last 3-4 minutes of roasting. Then deglazed the pan on top of the stove by adding white wine and chicken stock to the roasted veggies. Pureed the veggies in the food processor in two batches (including the pan liquid!), adding additional chicken stock.
Once the soup was returned to a pot on the stove, heated it up, added the cream (just 3/4 c) and 8 oz. creme fraiche (I used sour cream since I cannot find creme fraiche anywhere) and a last touch of two tbsp white wine (Momentum from Niagara’s Caroline Cellars) and parmesan cheese and voila – Ina Garten is a genius. We enjoyed our soup with a glass of the same wine that was used in the soup. I sprinkled some parmesan on each of our bowls right before serving. My husband went back for seconds. 🙂
We have leftovers which we’ll enjoy for lunch today.
This brings the total to 67 recipes completed of 90. 23 to go. I’m going to go through the recipe list today and eliminate the ones I will not be making due to the inability to find the ingredients or a dislike/intolerance for the dish (i.e. my husband cannot eat scallops without getting sick). Actually there’s a funny story there – the first time I ever cooked for Chris, I made seafood crepes with bechamel sauce, very decadent, very rich. And of course, Chris was polite and ate everything, then ended up in the bathroom, sick, for part of the evening. Oh. My. God. I was Mortified. Ok, enough talking about being sick on a recipe post. 🙂
Glad he stuck around though. We recently celebrated our 7-year wedding anniversary (yay us). We’ve been together for 11 1/2 years now and it’s amazing how time flew. It really doesn’t feel like that much time has elapsed. And we still enjoy each other’s company and make each other laugh – it’s true what they say – communication is key.