Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Potato Soup

Recently, Mari at Once Upon A Plate posted some wonderful tomato soup in the sweetest little "tureens." It turns out that the tureens were actually covered sugar bowls. Mari was kind enough to share the pattern, Rose Chintz by Johnson Brothers. I bought some, and they worked perfectly this past weekend when I made potato soup for Mr. Maison and I.







Potato Soup: Saute onions, carrots and celery in olive oil. Then add water and diced potatoes and salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables are done, and then add in butter and half and half (I have used regular milk or heavy cream also).
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Since this post contains a tablescape, food and *pink*, I'm linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum and Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. Thanks to all three of these ladies who graciously host these events each week!



41 comments:

  1. How clever! I never would have thought to use sugar bowls. Your photos are outstanding!

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  2. What a great idea - sugar bowls. Those napkin rings are great too! Thanks for sharing.
    - The Tablescaper

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  3. Hi Tammy! Oh, I love the idea of using those precious little sugar bowls!! How clever. Everything is so pretty! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Beautiful and delicious post, Tammy. I love those little covered sugar bowls.

    I made soup today. Chicken soup...now I want to make potato soup!

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  5. Cute, cute, cute!!! Tammy, I'm so happy you got the bowls too.

    I love they way you've accessorized your pretty tray. Those napkin rings are just too precious. Very nicely done, my friend. ((hugs))

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  6. What a fabulous idea! So many possibilities. Just wonderful.

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  7. Mmmmm! Would love a bowl right now! I'm suffering from a bad cold and I'm sure your soup would fix me right up. Pretty setting to eat it at too!

    DD

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  8. very clever using sugar bowls...so sweet

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  9. So pretty. thanks for sharing the idea of using sugar bowls as little soup tureens! Ideas are spinning in my head now! LOL

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  10. Now that's a very clever way of having some individual tureens! Thanks for sharing this great idea. I love soup in the winter -- it makes the cold weather bearable --- almost!

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  11. Tammy, I am lusting over your little soup tureens. First of all, I love souup tureens and second, I am crazy about red transferware! This sacpe makes me giddy!
    The soup recipe sounds delicious.
    Yvonne

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  12. I love your soup tray...just so cute, using the covered sugar bowls as a mini tureen. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very pretty and great idea to use sugarbowls! Love your napkin rings, too!

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  14. What a clever idea! I love the pink and your flowers are beautiful. Love those napkin rings--they remind me of old brooches.

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  15. Beautiful setting with your new bowls!

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  16. Rose Chintz is one of my favorite patterns! Love it. What a great idea to use the sugar bowls as soup tureens...

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  17. The tureens are gorgeous and so are those napkins rings. Great job, soup sounds wonderful...

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  18. Oh, I need a good potato soup and tomato soup recipe so I was hoping one of them would have been at the bottom of your post. If you have already posted one for your Friday Foodie posts, please let me know so I can check it out.

    Love the soup bowl idea.

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  19. How pretty. I love the way you put the tray together. It is just gorgeous. Your sugar bowls used as small tureens is just perfect. What a fabulous idea and such beautiful pieces. Love that idea. Hugs, Marty

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  20. I think I would eat more soup if it were served this way! Lovely idea. Have a great day!

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  21. Looks so inviting on a cold rainy day we are having right now.

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  22. Love how you styled the tray!!! Great job!

    Would also LOVE your support on the ELLE DECOR window I did for the Big Window Challenge this year with Apartment Therapy. Check it out at http://www.bigwindowchallenge com. As we all know, AT doesn’t make it easy, but you can vote TWICE a day, once online and the other by texting “1” to 89800.

    Your support means the world to me!!

    Xo
    Eddie

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  23. What a creative use for sugar bowls! That pattern is so pretty!

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  24. I just love those mini 'tureens'! How very clever.

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  25. Lovely table - makes me long for Spring. Potato soup is one of my favorites!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  26. It looks delicious ... pretty setting, too!

    Jane

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  27. what a neat idea, I love figuring out different uses for things, very pretty set up for 2 ,love it!

    Helen

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  28. I adore tablescape Thursdays!
    What a neat idea to use sugar bowls. Many years ago I missed out on buying some Portuguese soup bowls with tops. I could kick myself for passing them by. Perfect price and they were adorable.

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  29. love the sugar bowls used for soup bowls idea, don't you just love great ideas you can just pick up and run with...your tray is inviting and wonderful, thanks for soup recipe,,,

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  30. I love the soup tureen idea. I have this pattern, I will have to be on the out look for a few more sugar bowls. Love the napkin rings too. Happy PS!
    Kelley

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  31. Tammy, I had to smile when I read this. That is my MIL's everyday pattern, and I can't see it without thinking of her. I enjoyed your post very much.

    Happy Pink Saturday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  32. great idea for the soup tureen! thanks for stopping by my blog. be stopping by to see you.
    marie

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  33. Happy Pink Saturday !!! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and viewing your lovely photos - Please a wonderful new week.

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  34. I do declare. I never thought of using covered sugar bowls for soup. What an awesome idea!
    Joyce M

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  35. I LOVE soup tureens but never ever thought of sugar bowls?????? that is so clever...but the bad news is now I have another collection to work on...LOL

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  36. That is the cutest idea ever! Now I need to make some soup....gather my sugar bowls. What fun!

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  37. Hi Tammy !
    You are right, long time no see - I guess we both get so busy !
    I love this table setting and mini "tureens" are so cute - clever idea....I can hardly wait for spring too !
    Thanks for visiting !
    Kammy

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  38. Hi Tammy! Your table setting is just divine! What a fabulous idea using the covered sugar bowls for mini soup tureens. Don'tcha just love blogland for great inspiration!

    Oh, and thanks so much for stopping by my place and commenting. I really appreciated your kind words. Can't wait to check out more of your blog.

    Carla

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  39. Yummmmmmmm, potato soup is my favorite cure-all for anything. It can heal broken hearts to speedy recovery from a cold... and the little covered bowls are just the prettiest ever. It's a wonderful idea to use them as tiny tureens. Happy belated Pink Saturday..have a great week.

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  40. Everything is soooo pretty! But what really caught my eye was the sweet little turtle napkin rings!!! Love those!

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