Arlene Obermiller, Dannebrog, Nebraska, sends a good slow cooker potato soup recipe.
Homemade Potato Soup
6 potatoes, pared and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 onions, chopped
1 carrot, pared and sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
5 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
4 cups water
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
3 to 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional
1 can (13 ounces) evaporated milk
In slow cooker, place potatoes, onions, carrot, celery, bouillon cubes, parsley, water, salt, pepper, butter and bacon. Cover and cook on Low for 12 hours, or on High for 3 to 4 hours.
Stir in evaporated milk during the last hour. If desired, mash potatoes with a masher before serving. Serve topped with chopped chives.