Spring in Utah is rather unpredictable. We started the week with temperatures in the 80's today we are in the 40's. So it's still soup weather.
My daughter Amber sent me this recipe, she said, "It's is quick to make, perfect for a play date." Amber has 4 children under 8--she knows plenty about play dates.
It is quick, delicious and the timing is perfect, we have holiday ham to use. So enjoy this easy delicious soup, it's not just for kids.
Quick Ham and Potato Soup
2 cups water
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/2 cups diced celery
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 cups diced potatoes (small)
combine in a large pot. Boil 10-12 minutes until potatoes are tender. DO NOT DRAIN
Cheddar Cheese Sauce
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk or Half & Half (the richer the milk, the thicker the chowder)
2 cups cheese, grated
1 cup ham, cubed
In a saucepan melt butter. Add flour and stir until smooth and bubbly. Slowly add milk using a a whisk to keep mixture smooth. Cook until thickened. Add grated cheese and stir until melted.Add cheese sauce and cubed ham to veggies. Heat through.
Maya, Amelia, Amber