I don't follow a recipe, but this is how I do it. I make a huge batch when I make it!
Peel & cut up potatoes, chop/slice carrots, celery, onions, bell peppers, any other veggie you want in it. Put all in a pan/cooker of choice, cover with water, and cook til everything is tender. In a small saucepan on the stove, melt butter, margarine, oil, whatever your preference is, and whisk in an equal amount of flour or cornstarch - making a roux. When it's nice and mixed, add milk and bring up to a boil, stirring constantly. Add pepper & salt to taste. OR, buy a can of Wondra flour and follow the "white sauce" instructions. Pour off half of the cooking water from the potato veggie mixture. Add in the white sauce and any additional milk, or cream of whatever soup. Heat back through, and add anything else you want - I throw in frozen corn, chopped ham or crumbled bacon, cheese, whatever sounds good! (this is chunky, not smooth).
at 10:29 AM on Nov. 24, 2009