Dec 1, 2018


Well here we are...Saturday once again.  It's very drizzly here in Hoosierville, so I have the crackpot spinster fireplace going, the Christmas lights blazing, and potato soup bubbling away for later:

(I may or may not have been a little heavy handed with the parsley...oh well.)

After I get a few minor chores completed and a hot and scrubby, I'm going to get into the Happy Chair and stitch, so help me stitchy gods. I have not done so in forever, and my nerves and brain are all twitchy and out if sorts because of it.

(I know that inducates addiction, but as long as it is to something good for me...I'm OK with that.)

(Now if only I could get the same way about healthy eating and exercise!)

December is upon us, Dearies. Can you believe another year of shenanagins has almost passed? This acceleration of time phenomenon is definitely for the darn birds! I am determined to enjoy every single second of what's left and not rush the New Year.

How about you?

2-3 carrots, diced
2-3 celery stalks, diced
1 small onion, diced
7-8 russett potatoes, peeled and diced
1 leek, diced
salt and pepper to taste
1T dried parsley flakes
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 can evaporated milk
5-6 cups water

Cook on high in crock pot for 4-5 hours on high or 8-9 hours on low.
Top with crumbled bacon, chopped chives, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.


  1. Soup is wonderful for supper on a chilly gray night! Do you have a recipe for your potato soup?

  2. Addiction? Nah. Just a deep abiding joy - which means that it's little wonder that you get antsy when you don't get to indulge for a few days.

    Sydney, Australia

  3. Would you share the recipe for your potato soup? It looks divine and bet it is warm and filling. I like Megan's response about a deep abiding joy instead of addiction. Enjoy your Saturday, Coni!

  4. Soup sounds amazing. Thank you Coni!

  5. Coni, thanks for adding the recipe! I am going to give it a try this week.

  6. Thanks Coni, I'll be making this tomorrow after a run to the market :)

  7. Can we call it Crack Pot Spinster Potato Soup? Pretty please? :) I couldn't resist!

  8. Nope...but you CAN call it Crack Pot Crock Pot Spinster Potato Soup!


  9. Yum, yum, yum!! Thanks for the recipe! We will be trying it out this week for sure!