Monday, November 2, 2009

Watching The Food Network

Nothing gets me more inspired to cook than watching a little Food Network.  There are a few cooks that I just love to watch.  There are also a few I have to turn off (Rachael Ray comes to mind).  Saturday morning I watched the Barefoot Contessa.  Her real name is Ina Garten and I just love to watch her cook.  Besides having this amazing kitchen, she has a calm about her that makes her cooking appear so easy and doable.  She just seems so centered and elegant.


Anyway, Saturday she made a Potato Leek Soup with Garlic Bread that both looked delicious.  Sunday afternoon I stopped at Papa Joe's and picked up all the ingredients and spent the rest of the day cooking my butt off.  And boy, it was worth the effort.  The soup was restaurant good and hearty enough to fill up my meat and potato guys.  Here's the link to the recipe.  Give it a try, you will love it.  Make sure you make the crispy shallots to top the soup.  They really add a wonderful flavor.

And thanks Krissy for the loan of the food processor.  One of these days, I'm gonna get me one of those new fangled contraptions.

12 comments:

  1. Krissy & Caity maybe that would be a good Christmas present for mama...this sounds really nummy I'll have to give it a try.

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  2. Oh yum! I want to make some really great soup! Sounds good except we are having a heatwave right now which isn't usually soup weather.

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  3. I like the Food Network, too--makes me hungry to watch, though! That soup sounds delish.

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  4. Perfect soup weather! Ina's my kinda' cook ... love her recipes & books. I was in a cookin' coma myself this weekend ... 13 guests for Young Son's birthday dinner last night! (Did you get your FREE loaf of bread at Papa Joe's :)

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  5. I was thinking the same thing as Leslie....Christmas gift. I ate way too much over the weekend, so I don't dare look at any tempting recipes for a while.

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  6. A bowl of that soup and a piece of crusty bread is all anyone ever needs on a cold day. I'm definately trying the soup soon. I was at the Farmers Market and they had some great looking leeks (oops... I almost spelled it "leaks"!)

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  7. I didn't mean to be anonymous. I think I should get some sleep. Who know what I might write next!

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  8. Okay, it's morning now and I'm not so worried about how much I ate over the weekend, so I'm going to check out the soup recipe. Luv soup. And who doesn't luv bread?

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  9. Joey...the free bread isn't on week-ends anymore, so no I had to pay for my bread.

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  10. I love Ina Garten. I think Tyler is so cute, I want to marry him. I also want to marry Giada.

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  11. Rylan...Yes, Tyler is adorable. I like to watch his show and well...Giada is just beautiful. Although I made one of her dishes and I didn't like it at all.

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  12. ooh, I wholeheartedly agree about Rachel Ray!!!

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