Ended up taking a walk (weather was GORGEOUS) in the afternoon to get tax forms for Grandmother. Seriously, the weather was nice enough that I didn't really need the overshirt that I was wearing. I wonder if there is a place that has weather like that year-round?
Anyway, got home, rested a bit, and started a batch of potato soup. This time, I added a chicken breast diced into cubes about the same size as the potato. I cooked that in 2 1/4 cups of chicken broth, until the liquid reduced by half a cup, and then used a full cup of heavy whipping cream in place of the mixture of milk and cream I used before. Seriously, this soup keeps getting better every time I make it. I half expect money to spontaneously form during the cooking process next time.
I think the next variation on the potato soup will be to add carrots in place of the chicken. Apparently my Grandmother's Book Club will next be on Ash Wednesday, so I am trying to come up with dishes that do not include meat to serve. Thankfully, I've been attempting vegetarian versions of basically everything that I make, so that shouldn't be too difficult. Speaking of which, I'm still trying to wrap my head around making Beef Stew vegetarian. Without using soy products, that is.
That's all I can remember that I wanted to share with everybody for now. Goodnight everybody, and stay safe out there.