I got this from a friend, who got it from a friend, who got it from a friend...well, you get the idea. If it's been passed down among that many friends, it must be good!
This would be a great 'Lenten Friday' recipe - if you sub vegetable broth for the chicken broth (and skip adding bacon).
Crock Pot Potato Soup
6-8 Potatoes - peeled and cut into bite sized pieces - if they're really big, 3 is usually enough
1 Onion - Chopped
2-3 Carrots - peeled and chopped
2 Celery Stalks - sliced/chopped (optional, tastes fine without it)
4 Chicken Bouillon Cubes(for Fridays, use veg broth or just add extra salt & spices)
1 TBS Parsley flakes
4-5 cups of water
1 TBS Salt - (if you use sea salt, you can probably half the amount)
1/3 cup of butter
2-4 tsp pepper (to taste - 2 was fine for us; 3-4 is probably almost too much)
1-1.5 cup sour Cream
Bacon - cooked & chopped
Place everything, except the sour cream, in the crockpot.
Cook on low for 10-12 hours (or High for 3-4).
Add the sour cream about an hour before eating it.
Serve with toppings if desired.