One of our favorite soups around here is potato soup. I've eaten it my whole life. My Mamaw made it all the time, and so did my Mom. I pretty much make it the same way they did, with just a few changes. I use No-Chicken Broth, instead of real chicken broth. I start by peeling and cutting up my potatoes and adding them to the pot of broth and water. I boil. I slice an onion (or two, depending on how much soup I'm making) and sautee it with a couple of cloves of minced garlic until it's golden. When potatoes are ready, I drain some of the liquid off. I mash roughly with a hand masher. I add half a stick of Earth Balance and a can of fat-free evaporated milk, salt and pepper. If it's too thick, I'll add as much milk as needed to get to the consistency I like. Really, the whole process takes under an hour. So easy, and so good.
I served it with grilled cheese sandwiches. Last night I saved some of the onions to add to the sandwiches. Around here, we pretty much live by the motto: "Everything is better with onions." Seriously. We love them.
Yesterday was an NPR day all the way around. I don't think I listened to anything else. Not a thing wrong with that.