this is the absolute best potato soup recipe that I
have made...it is a recipe from my Aunt who has been
cooking "Southern" for at least 50 years...

4 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 T parsley
pepper
1 tsp basil
season salt
1 celery stalk
1 chopped onion
the bacon drippings from 4 slices of cooked bacon
2 T flour
1 1/2 cups milk (or half and half to make richer)
6-7 good sized potatoes

In a pot, I saute the onions in the bacon drippings
until limp. Next I add the water, seasonings and
potatoes and boil until the potatoes are tender. Then
scoop out a bit of the hot water that the potatoes
have cooked in and dissolve your flour in it. Pour
flour into the soup along with your milk. Let simmer
until ready to eat. I also have a broccoli cornbread
recipe that is WONDERFUL with any soup...

1 stick margarine
2 pks of 17 oz Jiffy Cornbread mix
1 10 oz frozen chopped broccoli (thawed but not
drained)
1 med chopped onion
1 10 oz cottage cheese
4 eggs
1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Melt margarine in 9x13 cake pan. Mix other
ingredients except cheddar cheese. Pour mixture over
margarine..then sprinkle with cheddar. 375 for 30
minutes. This is fabulous. Liz K