But on occasion I get a hankering for one. This is typically when I am one bright light away from shedding my mortal coil but with me banging my head mercilessly against this unending summer I was willing to try just about anything that involved a stove/oven/leftovers to get me back into that fall cooking.
Thus was born the Sweet Potato Soup swiped generously from Better Homes & Gardens which is rather surprising in that I almost never find recipes there.
- 2 lb. sweet potatoes (I have no idea what makes a lb anymore so I went with three)
- 3 green onions, coarsely chopped We don't believe in onions in this house so I skipped that.
- 1 14-oz. can vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 cup whipping cream
- tsp. curry powder (or 3 with some Vindaloo for a very curry kick)
- Garlic powder
- Salt and ground black pepper
First step, take out a butter knife and stab away some of your frustrations upon your sweet potatoes. It's up to you if you need to reenact the shower scene from Psycho.
Put the potatoes in your microwave for 10 minutes or so. Oh and make sure to turn it on, don't just leave them in there to gossip about you behind your back.
When they're done they'll be super squishy and extremely hot. Donning your Solar Suit for traipsing across the surface of stars slice the potatoes in half and scoop the tasty tasty innards into a blender of doom (or food processor of ennui).
To the potato add half of the stock and the cream.
still red tomato stain on the ceiling that your blender will remain in one piece and puree up that stuff.
I can't watch. *whirr* *whirr* *whirr* Is it? Is it over? And there isn't potato goo in the living room?
Okay good, well then into a pot goes the mess CAREFULLY! lest the whole thing decide to give out.
Just top off with some croutons (which you may not want to forget about and let burn to a nice golden Snooki) and maybe a crab cake on the side (it is a universal truth that sweet potatoes and crabs are BFF and love spending all their time together).
But the important thing to remember is to feed the sweet potato skinned monster or he'll start leaving even more droppings where you're certain to slip on them.