Our family will be having this soup sometime this week. Not only is it fairly fast to assemble, it's hearty, filling, and cheap!
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 can chicken broth, plus one can water
3 large potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup milk
Peel and dice potatoes. Cover them with water and boil until tender. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in dutch oven (large, deep pot) over low heat. Whisk in flour til smooth. Cook, whisking constantly for one minute. Stir in onion and cook for two minutes or until tender. Add chicken broth and water. Stir. Simmer. Add potatoes that were cooked, salt and pepper. Stir in milk. Cook until heated through.
Serve with shredded cheese, crumbled bacon bits, a dollop of sour cream, sliced green onions, etc.