I don't know about your week, but my week has been insaaaaaanely busy! I volunteered at my church to help bake items to serve at the Easter weekend services. By volunteer, I mean, I got crazy in the head and offered to bake 27 dozen goodies and accept no pay whatsoever for them. Like I said, crazy, but believe it or not, I feel incredibly blessed right now. Getting out of the house has been a good treatment for my anxiety disorders, and besides that, the skills I learned in the culinary program at FVTC are finally being used for the good of my fellow man (and woman!)
Anyway, because I've been so busy, poor Brian has been completely neglected in the area of home cooked meals this week. I'm grateful that I made a couple of dishes over the weekend that we've been able to reheat and enjoy, but he really deserves a nice freshly prepared meal tonight. That's why I'm going to make a big batch of this mashed potato soup. I love that it's hearty enough to stand up on its own if need be, and that it's super quick and easy to prepare...less than 30 minutes from stove to table. The best news of all is that it's a frugal feeding meal of the week, coming in at $.84 per serving. I'll serve it up with a nice tossed salad and some Lia Marie's garlic bread on my favorite sprouted grain baguette and we'll be feasting for just under $1.00 per serving! CHA-CHING!!
The shopping and ingredient list for this soup can be found HERE, along with some printable grocery coupons and grocery store ad match-ups that will help you save even more money in the making of this dish.
Of course, a great bowl of soup can also be complimented with a great sandwich, and when the recipe for this one arrived in my inbox, my eyes rolled into the back of my head and I started drooling all over myself. How many ways can I say YUMMILICIOUS without sounding like a whacked out foodie? Wait...don't answer that. Just make this soup and enjoy the rest of your week! :)