My Kitchen: Carrot and Potato soup

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My Kitchen: Carrot and Potato soup
Happy new week! Can you believe its February already? Crazy crazy crazy!
 
Month of love and that! What are you doing for Valentines day
 
So… today, got back from work and decided it was time for a food blog and what better than cream of carrot soup. not exactly everyones fave..but i do believe i jazzed it up and made it a hit. P.s it was my first time and i really do have to spud myself because it was… A-mazing! *big smile*
 
I took the recipe from www.cooks.com – it had no ratings and was very simple but i went for it anyway. p.s it really was a freestyle so bare with my quantity definitions! 
 
 

Ingredients:

     2 carrots, peeled and then grated
     2 chicken stock cubes
2 big tablespoons of butter
1 onion finely chopped
1 dash of thyme seasoning
1 sprinkle of chives 
Salt
A few dashes of pepper
Fresh Parsley
1 potato thinly sliced
A dash of cinnamon
A splash of single cream
 

Method:

*Melt butter in pan then add sliced onions. Cook onions in butter until soft, then add grated carrot and sliced potato. Stir. Add stock cubes, chives, salt, pepper, parsley and cinnamon. Stir. Add mug and a half of water. Cover pot and allow broth to cook up until carrots and potatoes are soft.
 
*When carrots and potatoes are soft remove from broth and pour into processor or blender. 
 
*Once blended return to stove and allow to heat for 1 minutes on lowest heat.
 
*Finally serve and add cream as desired.
 
*You can also add pre-cooked chicken strips or beef strips to spice it up!
 
P.s- its not your typically Jamie Oliver ingredient list or method but it does work promise!