Highchair Travelers: Leek Soup for St. David’s Day

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March 1st is St. David’s Day, the holiday celebrating the patron saint of Wales.

Concerts, good food and parades mark this holiday in Wales, but you can celebrate anywhere by making our delicious Welsh Leek Soup, especially appropriate since the leek and the daffodil are the official symbols of St. David.

Easy to make, with only a few ingredients, this soup is delicious and very kid-friendly.

 

Leek and Potato Soup

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18 small red new potatoes

6 cups chicken stock

3 leeks, chopped

6 slices bacon, diced, uncooked

2 T butter

2 cups milk

salt and pepper to taste

 

In a large pot, cover potatoes with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender.

Meanwhile, saute leeks and bacon in butter just until leeks are clearish (not brown).

They will start to wilt and go translucent.

They will start to wilt and go translucent.

When potatoes are done, cut them into bite sized pieces. Return potatoes to the pot with the chicken stock, bacon and leeks. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat until simmering, then remove from heat and stir in milk. Serve immediately.

Serves 8-10

IMG_7169Variation: If you’d like a creamier soup, you can run a cup of the broth and a few of the potatoes through the blender, then add it back in to the soup with the milk.

 

Happy St. David’s Day! And remember you can also serve Welsh Cakes this week, or check out our Pinterest board for more ideas.

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