Cabbage Patch Soup
2 tbs butter
3 lg baking potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 celery stalks, washed and sliced
2 qts water
1 medium cabbage finely chopped
2 minced garlic cloves
salt/pepper to taste
Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy pot. Add potatoes, carrots and celery. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add water and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer slowly, uncovered for one hour. Add the cabbage to the pot along with the garlic. Simmer 30 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper.