*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                Almost Marie Callendar’s Potato Cheese Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Cook and Tell 25 Jul 96- PE
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Copycat
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8      Cups          potatoes -- peeled and cubed
    2      Cups          chopped onion
    4      Cups          chopped celery
    2      Teaspoons     salt
    4      Cups          water
    4      Cups          Half-and-half
    6      Tablespoons   butter or margarine
    1      Cup           shredded sharp cheddar cheese
 
 Place potatoes, onions, celery, and salt in the 4 c of water in a large pot.
 Simmer about 15 minutes until vegetables are tender. Put in blender and puree
 until chunky. Return soup to pot and add half-and-half, butter, and cheese.
 Simmer until hot. Do NOT Boil.
 
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 NOTES : “Rita Y. of Mira Loma has used this recipe for some time and finds
 this makes a very good soup.  Michael S. of Murrieta sent in the same recipe.”