after dinner, my ultra impressed family asked if i could recreate that exact same soup. i said OF COURSE! how could i forget?
but i had posted on facebook a quickie version for a friend who'd asked. after scrolling back and back and back, all the way to february 8th. i finally found it. to save myself from doing the same thing in a few months, i'm posting it here, labeling it recipes, and will never have to worry about finding it every again.
i cut up about 6 potatoes and covered w/ enough chicken stock to boil them. once they were done, i added 1 and a half cans of evaporated milk and mashed with a potato masher, not totally mashed, but pretty much creamy. then i added about a cup of diced ham (chopped fine). that's when i noticed it tasted like zuppa toscana. i added a 1/2 stick of butter (which may negate the no cream theory) and i happened to have some kale, so i chopped up half a head of that and added it at the very end. season with pepper. it makes 8 -10 servings. it was yummy.i'd post a picture, but i don't have one of the soup, so here's one of some potatoes that i found here thanks to flickr.
now if only i could remember that other thing that i KNEW i'd remember how to make...