Tag Archives: country

A Country Wife . . . A Poem

country-woman

 

A country wife

Gravel under her feet

Rain clouds above her head

Wind whipping the willow at her side

 

She walked

She had done it again

 

Most called it cheating

She called it surviving

 

Red nails at her fingertips

Smeared make-up at her eyes

Despite watching the time

It had been an hour of instinct

 

She left him behind

Like every other time

And walked toward home in haste

 

He filled her in more ways than one

Something marriage could not

 

Raindrops – between her lashes

Pasted curly locks in place

Her lips formed an evil grin

She imagined his square handsome face

 

Back into the kitchen

Back to cooking peas

He would get his supper

She would go to bed pleased

Advertisements

Basic Country Potato Soup

IMG_3108

The picture does NOT do this soup justice. It’s the easiest and tastiest potato soup ever! Basic flavors but FULL of flavor. Served with a loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread. Whole house smelled heavenly. Recipe below:

Ingredients:

2 lbs Russet potatoes, chopped into 1 1/2″ cubes

1/2 C chopped yellow onion

1/2 C chopped celery

1 Can Evaporated Milk (NOT Eagle Brand type but Evaporated Milk)

4 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp flour

Salt and Pepper

1 box chicken stock

IMG_3109

Combine potatoes, onion, and celery into a large bowl. Add flour to coat. Add salt and pepper – pinches. Let sit for about ten minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a soup pot. Add potato mixture and coat in butter. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add evaporated milk and bring to boil. Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are done. Stir occasionally. For a thicker soup, use a whisk to break up some of the cooked potatoes and stir into the soup’s juice. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with topping of bacon pieces and grated cheese if desired. This is my personal favorite potato soup recipe. It’s chunky and has a nice semi-thick base. Serves 4