Tom ‘invented’ this one a few years ago. It’s a good reason to to make extra mashed potatoes every time. A hearty lunch soup or light supper. This is one idea you can kind of mess around and try things.
In a saucepan, add some chopped onion, maybe a bit of garlic, and saute in some butter or olive oil until the onions start to go transparent. Cube up some ham or bacon and add and saute that a bit. There’s little rocket science here. A bit of smoky flavor is good.
Add at least a couple of cups of leftover mashed potatoes. Add water (Betsy) or milk (Tom) to thin to a nice chowder consistency.
Once it starts to heat, you can add corn, broccoli or other veggies. Be creative. Salt and Pepper if necessary to taste.
A little corn bread or no knead bread to go with and you’ll take the chill off a cold fall or winter day.