Saturday, October 18, 2008

Baked Potato and Broccoli Soup/Farmers Market

Happy Saturday! Hope you had a good day! It was a little rainy today, but Josh and I headed into Charleston for the farmers market anyways. The market runs from April to December and has wonderful produce, jewelery, paintings, baked goods, and lunch items. Here is a picture I took as we drove over the bridge into Charleston:

At the farmers market, I picked up potatoes, squash, and an onion...

After the market, we ran to whole foods. I picked up some Chobani yogurts, a little lunch (salads), and some sunflower seed butter (thank you again Sammie)...
After the whole food trips, I ran to Publix to do my regular food shopping. Thank you for all your comments on my posting yesterday, I will start posting up my weekly food lists! After, I came home and made some Tina Bars, watched Penn State kick butt, and then started up on a dinner Chandra had posted on her blog, Baked Potato and Broccoli soup. I only altered the recipe slightly, using 1% milk and I did not top it with bacon and more cheese. Instead, I served it with a fresh roll I purchased at the food store. Here is the recipe and some photos:

Baked Potato and Broccoli Soup


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 (14 1/4-ounce) cans low-sodium fat-free chicken broth, divided
3 cups peeled, cubed potato (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/4 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1 (8-ounce) block 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded


Whisk together flour and 1/3 cup chicken broth until smooth.
Combine remaining chicken broth and next 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Gradually stir in flour mixture. Cook, stirring often, 5 minutes.
Stir in milk and 8 ounces shredded cheese. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts.

Very yummy!


VeggieGirl said...

What a fantastic photograph of the bridge into Charleston!!

Hooray for farmers' market goodies and Sunflower-seed-butter!! Yum,

Such a comforting soup recipe!!

Enjoy your night!!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That looks delicious. I like how you took pictures of the process. :)
So happy you're loving where you live!

Becca said...


Penn State did kick butt tonight. I only watched the first half...but listened to my mom yell during the second!

just me said...

delish!!! i have some potatoes I need to use pronto, so i think i'll try it!

have a good night!

Sammie said...

MMMMM Sunbutter!!! Your soup looks awesome and quite an easy recipe. Have a great night.

Bridget said...

Ooooo love that soup! I'm so making that! And NO I haven't been to three brothers pizza! I've obviously walked by a million times but never thought to try it, but thats next on the list, because sometimes when I'm at Brians we can never think of what to get for dinner. Thanks for that tidbit of info!

jenngirl said...

Fun day! That soup looks like a delightfully soothing end to a nice Saturday ;)

Esi said...

I'm so jealous you have a Saturday farmers market!! I guess the trade off is that living in So Cal, our markets are year round. Looks like you got some good stuff!

Lori said...

That soup looks great. I'm going to try it this week.

Oh how I wish Purdue was kicking butt this year. They are having a horrible season!

GroundedFitness said...

that first picture is so cool!

Ive only have broccolli cheese soup homemade once, and after i watched my sister make (butter, heavy cream, more butter, tons of cheese) it was kind of a "just this once" thing, but this looks just as good, and healthy too!

Kelly Turner

Meghann said...

I love farmer's markets, its such a nice event for the weekend.

Thant soup looks amazing, another winner!

eatingbender said...

I love the step-by-step pictures for the soup - it looks uber yummy!!

That picture of the bridge is gorgeous!

lauren said...

your soup looks great! and I need to get some sunbutter! My sister got some and I tried it the other day while I was over there - wow - it was gooood!

Apples and Butter said...

Potato soup is the best. I love mashing some of the potatoes into the broth to make it thicker without adding a ton of calories!

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