Creamy Asparagus and Potato Soup

I LOVE soup and I like to come up with my own recipes, based on what I have in the fridge and pantry when I’m craving soup.

Yesterday I made a big pot of creamy asparagus and potato soup, here’s the recipe I came up with:

1 pound asparagus, cut off and throw away woody ends, cut the remainder into thirds

5 cups chicken stock (or water for vegetarians)

5 or 6 saffron stems

1 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, smashed

Bring these ingredients to a boil, cook until asparagus is bright green (about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat.

Add 2 cups of instant potato flakes, stir well.  Puree in a food processor or blender (I have to do this in batches as I have a very small food processor).   Return to low heat, add 1/4th cup of heavy cream.  Let simmer, add salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy 🙂

When I’m stressed I…..

BAKE!!!!

This week is finals week, so it goes without saying that its a pretty stressful week.  I have been trying to get my hands on my baking supplies but Lee has been really good at keeping me focused at least until my hardest final is over.  After that I’ll be baking my heart out until grades are released.

I’ll also be sewing.

I have 2 paid sewing jobs, one is making little zipper pouches for all my Dad’s female coworkers and the other was supposed to be making a bridesmaid dress but we couldn’t find the fabric in the right color so I’ll be altering the purchased dress.  Then its back to my Lady Grey coat 🙂