If you are like me, well, I love to cook and bake, but spending hours on preparation is just not my thing. And frankly, a lot of Child's recipes were intimidating.
So I selected the simplest thing I could find for a cool evening's repast, and it was simple (operative word here) and also delicious. Nothing wrong with that! I share it here. I'd have taken a picture of it but Excy and I were rather intent on eating it before 'The Closer' came on.
1 lb. potatoes, peeled and diced (about two large)
1 lb. leeks, diced (trust me)
3-4 T. ( tablespoons) unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste
4 to 6 T. heavy cream
2 to 4 T. minced chives and parsley
Simmer potatoes and leeks in salted water until soft (about 40 to 60 minutes). Puree' with an immersion blender*. Add butter in bits. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cream. Pour into bowls and sprinkle with the herbs. Serve with some crusty bread.
* You've gotta get an immersion blender. They rock, they are so much fun to use. Plus they have attachments that make them versatile and much easier to use than a hand mixer or large chopper. And take up far less room.