I started out by chopping up some onion, carrot and celery (including the leaves) and cooking up some bacon. Yummy bacon.
Using the bacon grease I sauteed up the veggies.
I had baked a couple potatoes and peeled off the skins when they had cooled a bit.
Threw it all in a pot with some milk and sour cream and let it cook slowly for about 30 minutes. The starch from the potato thickens it up. Of course you need to add salt and pepper, but no other spices are really necessary for flavor. Served it will some grated cheddar.
I also did some more work on my potholder. Not perfect, but it is a prototype. What do you think?
You can see I still have some sewing to do, but you get the idea.
I'll get some more done tonight.