Fall seems to be the perfect time to eat soup; and in my mind, fresh bread to accompany it. :0)
Potato soup is one of my favorite soups. This recipe has been a long time favorite in our house. Everyone loves it.
6 cups cubed peeled potatoes
5 cups water (or 32 oz chicken broth---that is what I use)
2 cups chopped onio
1/2 cup chopped celery (I omit this)
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules (omit this if you are using the chicken broth)
2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can evaporated milk
In a large slow cooker combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 7 hours or until the vegetables are tender (it usually only takes a couple of hours---or if you are in a hurry, do this part in a pan, then stick it in the crock pot). Add milk and mix well. cover and cook 30-60 min longer or until heated through (sometimes 15-20 min does it just fine). Yields 8-10 servings (about 3 quarts).
This came from a Quick Cooking magazine from years ago. I ripped out the page a while ago, so I can't tell you which magazine it was from.
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110-115)
2 cups warm milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
6-6 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, butter, eggs, sugar, salt and 6 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 min. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 min. ( I use my kitchen aid mixer that does all the kneading, mixing by itself). Place in a greased bowl, turning one to grease top. cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead cheese into the dough. Divind in half; shape each portion into a 6-in. round loaf. Place on greased baking sheets. cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 min. Bake at 350 for 35-40 min or until golden brown.
Yields 2 loaves.
It is delicious and remains so days after.