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Joe the Plumber, will you come fix my Leeky Potato Soup?

Posted Jan 27 2009 7:53pm
i'm hilarious!

Just kidding, it was perfect as it was.  No really, I'll post the recipe for that in a minute and tell you what it was all about, but...  did you watch the debate on Wednesday?  That was just ridiculous.  John McCain was just acting like an arrogant, impatient child that was just squirming and smirking and making an ass of himself in general.  All the eye rolling!  And at the end, how he threw his hands up!  Hello!?  Can you not conduct yourself like an adult, you DOUCHE?  I guess not.  Which is one of many many many reasons why I will not be voting for him.  Obama rules.   He's smart, he's ethical, he's eloquent (yeah, that's right, John, he's eloquent, what about it?), and hopefully he'll turn this country around so we can stop being a shithole that the rest of the world despises.

Ah.  endrant.

Something else though, I meant to post yesterday, is a link to someblogposts by LindyLoofromYeah, that 'Vegan Shit'.  She has a way with words and did some truly goosebump worthy posts from 2006 that are linked in that post.  I beg you to please read at least the first 2 links there, under 'why'.  These are things that I think that I don't have the words for, and she stepped up and said them.  Please, stop over there and read it.  I promise, you won't regret it.
(I just realized my first linkage didn't work, so here's the first one and here's the second one...sorry about that!)

Ok, so back to my soup.  This soup was like a potato soup gone wild.  I screwed it up a tiny bit, but I'll post the recipe like it should have been if Ihadn'tscrewed it up.  All I did was forget to do something and then did it later.  So it's not that messed up.  Think:  potato soup + chunky veggies and herbs.  Smooth, delicious, warm, comforting....  Oh yeah.  

Leeky Potato Soup w/ Veggies

4 potatoes (big ones, but not those giant bakers you see sometimes)
2 leeks, sliced thinly
2 scallions, sliced thinly
1 medium onion, diced
3 carrots, sliced
1 cup frozen sweet corn
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
4 Tbsp vegan butter
2 Tbsp flour
5 cups plain soymilk
2 cups water
2 veggie bouillon cubes
2 Tbsp fresh thyme
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

So.  First off, cube and cover your potatoes with water, bring to a boil and let it go for 20 minutes.  Drain and mash them, put em back in the pot.  

While the potatoes are cooking, cut up your other veggies (besides corn) and saute until the onions and leeks are soft in a big skillet (you'll need a little oil here), set them aside.  

Back to the potatoes.  Add the soymilk, water, and bouillon; turn heat to high.  In a small saucepan or skillet, melt the butter and stir in the flour, stirring constantly until slightly browned (you're making a roux here).  Add this to the potato mixture, and stir until the liquid thickens slightly (it won't get super thick, but it will get thicker).  Add the veggies (including corn) and herbs to the pot, and simmer for about 45 minutes.  When the carrots are nice and soft and it all smells lovely and herby, you win:  it's done!  Add salt and pepper to taste at this point, or in your bowl after serving.  (if you get the bay leaves in your bowl, don't eat em!)

We garnished ours with sliced scallions and bac'n bits.  It was also awesome today for lunch with a handful of nutritional yeast stirred in!

So, no, Joe the Plumber, I don't need your help.  I can survive with my leeky soup in my incredibly low tax bracket just fine.  Just do me a favor and stop complaining about making over $250,000 a year.  Cry me a friggin' river, you rich fuck.  
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