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In a moment of what I can only assume was madness I decided to have my parents over for dinner. For almost a year now we’ve been going to my Mom’s house ever Sunday for dinner but this week I decided it was time to show off my new kitchen floor and cook dinner. Let me start by saying I don’t cook… ever… which has led to everyone assuming I can’t cook. So, once I knew they were coming over I immediately got on my high horse and decided to burden myself with the most work possible – I should have just bought it all.

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To start I made vegetable soup which went down a huge treat with everyone, including Aidan who never seems to like anything I cook. Here’s the simplest and tastiest recipe for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1.5 litres of vegetable stock
  • Salt and Pepper

Method:

  1. Melt the butter in a pot. Fry the potatoes, onion and leeks for 2 minutes. Turn down and leave to steam for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots, parsnips, celery and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil then reduce and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Blend to desired consistency and use salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Enjoy

 

See it’s the easiest recipe and it was delicious! Aidan even ate it again the next day which says a lot. I’m not a fan of celery so in future I would use less but everyone else said to use the whole bunch so I guess it’s a personal preference thing. If you do make this be sure to let me know how it goes.

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