The ideal comfort food when you are feeling under the weather or simply need something to cheer you up.
This soup has a bit of something for everyone who needs it. It is easy to go down, so it can be sipped, or it can be hearty and happy while garnished with some of your favorite additions.
It is the comfort food that you didn’t know you needed. Here’s what you need to make it:
2 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 4 Large Leeks – the white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise, halves cut into ½ inch-thick half-moons (about 8 cups) 4 Large Celery Stalks – chopped (about 2 cups), and small tender leaves for garnish 6 Large Yukon Gold Potatoes – peeled, quartered lengthwise and cut into ½ inch pieces (about 9 cups) 7 Cups of Water 2 Tablespoons and 1 Teaspoon of Jarred Chicken Stock Base 1 Cup of Whole Milk ¼ Cup of Heavy Cream 1 ½ Teaspoons of Kosher Salt ½ Teaspoon of Black Pepper Pinch of Grated Nutmeg Finely Chopped Chives and Crushed Potato Chips to Garnish
How to Make the Comfort Food Soup
Melt the butter with olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook them while stirring often until they are soft (5 to 8 minutes). Add celery and cook while stirring often until it is tender and saturated with color (8 minutes). Add in potatoes and stir to coat them in butter and oil. Reduce to low heat and cook while stirring often until the potatoes are in a shiny and milky starch (5 minutes). Stir in the 7 cups of water and chicken stock base. Bring it to a boil over high heat. Reduce to medium heat and simmer while stirring occasionally until the potatoes are tender and the vegetables have softened (about 15 minutes). Remove from the heat. Use a ladle to remove 2 cups of the cooking stock (only the liquid) and reserve it in a small bowl. Let the soup stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Stir in the milk, cream, salt, pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg into the soup. Stir in reserved stock a bit at a time until the desired consistency is reached. You can puree the soup in a blender or use a potato masher to mash the soup. Divide the soup evenly into 8 bowls and garnish with celery leaves, chives, and the crushed potato chips.
These High School Seniors Made Their Mark With These Hilarious Yearbook Entries
Some seniors use their yearbook quotes to offer words of inspiration. Other students, take their yearbook quotes in a slightly different direction and the results can be hilarious!
Brandon and Tasha seem to both have a pretty warped view of what ‘everyone’ is thinking. While Brandon is clearly a bit delusional, assuming that everyone he has ever come in contact with thinks he his the nicest guy ever, Tasha also doesn’t seem to be the most reliable source, making a the outlandish statement on behalf of ‘everyone’ that Brandon Dawson is a serial liar. With senior year in the books, these two will just have to agree to disagree.
She Didn’t Choose The Single Life, The Single Life Chose Her
For many, high school can be some of the cruelest and loneliest years of life. The awkward trials and tribulations of love can leave many adolescents feeling overwhelmed, and helpless. These students cling to the hope that they will find a significant other in their 20s. While her four years of high school were certainly difficult, at least Morgan has a sense of humor about it and will be able to laugh at her hilarious year book quote for years to come.
Quoting A Scholar
Kim Kardashian is at it again, proving to the world why her net worth is valued at $175 million. If you thought it was her television show, fashion empire, or relationship with rapper Kanye West that lead her to her current level of fame and success, think again. Before the highly intellectual Kim Kardashian was known for her reality television series, business exploits, or overly publicized love life, she rose to fame as one of the world’s leading linguistics scholars.
It was always a mystery why Tyler Bentley would laugh hysterically for the entirety of sixth period, her first class after lunch. Well, they mystery has officially been solved. Tyler should learn that some things are better kept secret, or at least not published in her high school yearbook for all of her classmates to see. When it comes to sharing information about bodily functions, less is always more. It finally makes sense why she laughed so much harder on pizza day.
Never Too Old
Here we have yet another clever duo of yearbook neighbors. This time they wanted to honor everyone’s favorite nickelodeon cartoon. Considering that the first episode of Spongebob Squarepants aired all the way back in 1999, this is truly a timeless reference and will probably still be relevant when these two decide to reminisce and share some cherished high school memories with their children and possibly even grandchildren. This just goes to show that you’re never too old for some Spongebob.
Yearbook twin jokes never get old. With practically endless material out there and two photos almost guaranteed to appear next to one another, twins never cease to amaze us. This time, Katherine and Rebecca Henderson came up this hilarious side-by-side demonstration of why it’s so awesome to be a twin. While most of their classmates probably laughed and appreciated the twins’ humor, we’re not so sure that their parents felt the same way when they saw their daughters’ page in the yearbook.
Having a positive self image is so important, especially for high school students. Garrett Syke is the perfect example of what it means to be proud of who you are. While having butterflies is typically a sign of love or attraction and some might even say it’s a little weird to get them when thinking about oneself, we’re just going to go ahead and call it a sign of self-admiration. Way to go Garrett Syke! Keep being who you are!
Quoting A Legend
While we don’t doubt that Martin Luther King Junior probably did, in fact, eat some incredibly delicious tacos at some point during his life and yes, there is a good chance that these exact words actually came out of King’s mouth, especially if the tacos were actually some really good tacos, we can’t help but wonder if this high school graduate could have maybe chosen a better, more appropriate quote from the the most influential civil rights leader of all time.
Sharing A Private Moment
Everyone has their own relaxation methods. Who are we to judge Aaron Portillo for what he wants to do during his nightly bath time? What he wants to do within the confines of his tub is his business and his business only. However we have to admit that it is a bit concerning that he felt the need to share this strange part of his personal life with his entire high school. Some things are better kept to yourself, Aaron.
This one is really just classic Shwartz. We all thought he had outdone himself when he took his shirt off at the senior museum field trip and started riding one of the dinosaurs. But nope! Shwartzy is at it again! Good old Greg definitely had his fair share of success with the ladies during his reign at GHS and was never shy about it. We’re just thankful that the always-classy Shwartz decided to pull off one more epic senior year shenanigan before graduation.
Joanna’s Guide To Success
Joanna Clark has always been an overachiever. Her can-do attitude, high level of motivation, and all-or-nothing mentality has helped her come in third place back to back years at the state tennis tournament, finish high school in the middle of her class, and get into the safety school of her dreams. In her acceptance speech for winning runner-up for best hair in her class’s senior superlatives, Joanna made sure to thank her parents, teachers, siblings, and “most importantly, Paris Hilton.”
Giving Credit Wear Credit Is Do
This gentleman used his yearbook quote to give a shoutout to all of the english teachers who have molded him into an intelligent and capable young. We’re sure his WHS teachers are so proud of how far he has come since his freshman year, when his righting needed improvement, to say the least. Now, as a graduating senior, he has learned so much more than can be taught in the classroom. His former teachers are confident that he will always do the write thing.
Know Your Role
Mitchell Wieland decided to use his senior yearbook quote to drop some harsh truths on his peers. While parents will often tell their children to “be themselves,” this advice can often times be problematic and misleading. What parents fail to consider is the possibility that their kid is naturally an unlikeable and undesirable person. Thankfully, for these kids, that’s where Mitchell comes in to tell them that it might be better to just try to blend in with the crowd.
An Honest Vegetarian
These days, it seems that everyone is talking about the latest dieting trends. Whether it’s vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or carb-free, the food we eat has become much more than a source of nutrition. For some, switching to a plant-based diet has become an obsession. We all know that one vegan who, no matter what, will never stop talking about being a vegan, despite obvious social clues of disinterest. As the first ever honest vegetarian, Ankit Jain is truly a breath of fresh air.
Just One Time
Jason Avina chose to use his yearbook quote as an opportunity to advocate for one of everybody’s favorite breakfast foods. With absolutely zero context, we’re not really sure what Jason wants us to do with the information presented under his photo. Perhaps Jason was trying to drop hints about the graduation present he had been hoping for- a gift certificate to his favorite bagel place. A much more likely option, Jason was simply a class clown looking for one last laugh before graduation.
Honesty Is The Best Policy
Anyone who’s seen Mean Girls, knows that high school girls can be incredibly cruel to their peers. Alixandra Garcia was apparently known among other students as a hilarious friend who would often say things that were so mean, there’s no way she could have possibly meant them. Alixandra decided to use her yearbook platform to confess that she was, in fact, being entirely serious with all of the terrible things she said over her high school career. At least she was honest.
Dropping Some Knowledge
With one of the more profound and inspirational quotes on our list, James Curtin decided to quote a man with wisdom far beyond his years. We’re talking about none other than Sisqo of course, an R&B legend from the late ’90s. Some might argue that Sisqo’s subject matter is simply too deep for a high school senior to comprehend. But James Curtin would dare to disagree. James believes that it’s never too early to take on deeply philosophical texts and quotes.
We could all learn a lot from Madi Genz and her inspirational attitude when it comes to food. Madi is a true go-getter and the type of girl who refuses to let limitations such as dietary guidelines or what may or may not be considered socially acceptable hold her back from chasing her dreams and turning them into reality. There’s no mountain she can’t climb, no ocean she can’t swim, no obstacle she can’t conquer, and no pizza she can’t scarf down in one sitting.
That Spelling, Though
The always eloquent John Wayne has brought us some great words to live by. Wayne’s advice on how to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life is so moving that this gentleman decided that it belonged in a place where its wise words could echo into eternity- his high school yearbook. This powerful commentary was included alongside two equally powerful senior photos. The only thing that could possibly strengthen this quote would be a quick spell check. Nicely done, yearbook editors.
That’s What She Quoted
Something tells us this kid might be a fan of The Office. Raunak Manandhar’s clever yearbook quote is a play on words inspired by one of Michael Scott’s favorite one-liners. While at first it may be unclear or difficult to understand, anyone who’s see the show will surely appreciate Raunak’s subtle and dry sense of humor. We’re just glad that Raunak decided against using a boring inspirational quote like most of his peers and went with something a little more entertaining.
Shake And Bake
These yearbook neighbors drew some inspiration from the famous Will Ferrel comedy film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. As huge Ferrel fans, Anthony and William decided to get creative when they realized that their yearbook photos would be placed next to one another. The shake and bake duo of Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. was the perfect starting point for this brilliant yearbook idea. It was definitely worth convincing the yearbook photographer to capture the notorious fist bump.
The Spam Folder
Well played, Segun. The best way to deal with sticking out in the crowd is to simply embrace your differences. Segun is the perfect example of this theory. When he first got his photo taken for the yearbook, he clearly understood that his name would stick out in a sea of typical American names like John Smith or Sam Thompson. So Segun Akigbogun decided to use his yearbook quote to acknowledge and embrace his Nigerian roots in the most hilarious way possible.
A Can-Do Attitude
Here is a student who simply can’t be brought down, no matter what. Despite the face that Yonosuke Shigeta’s 10th grade english teacher told him he’d never amount to anything, he continues to put his best foot forward and strive for excellence. The ultimate secret to his success is his tunnel vision. Yunosuke has the unique ability to turn any negative feedback into a positive and beneficial learning experience. He is always putting his time and energy into what matters most.
Not A Typo
Carlos Carlos from the class of 2017 had a rough time in high school. “It wasn’t just hilarious because he had two first names, but also because both first names were the exact same name!” said class bully Chad Stevens. “I honestly felt an obligation to pick on him for it.” Since his yearbook entry was published, Carlos has moved on to college, where his is still frequently ridiculed for his hilarious name. He has been contemplating legally changing his name.
The King Of The Dad Joke
Bumb Avkit always knew what to say to get his teachers laughing. However, his unique brand of puns didn’t sit as well with his fellow classmates. While they initially found his humor to be mildly entertaining, the novelty soon wore off and Avkit’s jokes were eventually received with sighs and scoffs rather than laughter and applause. Based on his pun game, However, Avkit may just have a long and successful career as a dad joke comedian in his near future.
Taking A Stand
Agboke Toluwalope decided to use her yearbook entry as an opportunity to stand up for African high school seniors all over the country. Agboke strongly believes that number of syllables should not influence how badly the principal butchers a name when the time comes to walk across the stage and accept a diploma. Agboke just wants her school to recognize that not everyone grew up with easy to pronounce names like Jennifer Smith, Sarah Johnson, Tiffany Goldstein, or Jessica Thompson.
Silence The Doubters
Nothing feels better than proving someone wrong who thought you couldn’t succeed. However, it’s a little different when your very own mother was the one doubting you in the first place. Mothers are suppose to believe in their children, no matter how ambitious their dreams may be. Let’s face it, graduating high school isn’t exactly the same thing as discovering a cure for cancer. We hope that Sofia continues to surprise her mother, along with anyone else who doubts her.
Though he may not look the part, Keegan Large was the smoothest ladies’ man in his entire high school. He even won the superlatives of Class Flirt, Nicest Eyes, Most Likely To Succeed, and Best Hair. Ever since his sophomore year, ladies were lining up to date MHS’s most eligible bachelor. Some of the teachers even admitted to having a crush on the charming and handsome student. For his yearbook entry, Keegan chose to use his very own motto as his quote.
Spellcheck Is There For A Reason
For those of you who may not be familiar with popular rap music, Gucci Mane is a popular figure in the world of hip-hop who rose to fame in the mid-2000s. Gucci Mane has certainly made a name for himself in the world of rap and hip-hop music. But we’re not so sure he’s the best possible source for a yearbook quote. While other students went with quotes from Steve Jobs, or Albert Einstein, Jared went with this poorly-spelled quote from his rap hero.
Marvin Biano has always strived to be the next big hip-hop superstar. Even though he graduated with honors, his heart has always been in his music. Rather than finding an inspirational quote which defined the four years he spent in high school, Biano decided to seize the opportunity and promote his latest mix tape. These days, it’s all about getting your music to reach as many people as possible. After all, you never know whose parent might be a big-time record executive.
This student is sick of people calling her a dumb blonde and she wants her entire high school to know that she has had enough! Unfortunately, she must have gotten her words mixed up and ended up submitting this yearbook entry, which most likely did not help her cause. Hopefully she got a dictionary as a graduation present so she can look up the correct way to use “pet peeves.” Hopefully she’ll be able to laugh about this hilarious mix-up one day.
Wait For It…
When best friends Emily and Benjamin heard that their photos would be placed in the yearbook next to each other, they couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to share one of their favorite Barney Stinson quoted from How I Met Your Mother. The only thing that would have made this yearbook entry more epic would have been the dramatic and suspenseful effect of needing to turn the page between each photo. We still think it came out pretty awesome though.
Use Your Emojination
James Royel is a high school senior who knows how to think outside the box. While most of his classmates went with boring words for their senior year yearbook quotes, James decided to get creative and express himself in a different way. When making a statement, sometimes, words just don’t get the job done. Sometimes, if you want to truly add emphasis and evoke an emotional response, you need to add emoticons, also known as emojis, to your work.
Triple The Fun
Ever since they were little, the Durham triplets, Kassidy, Keaton, and Kylee, were always known for their hilarious shenanigans. They simply had a knack for comedy. In elementary school, their jokes became so distracting to other students, that teachers needed to physically separate them and place them in different classrooms. When it came time to select quotes for their yearbook, the entire school was expecting something big from the Durhams. They definitely did not disappoint with this hysterically cheesy knock-knock joke.
When it came time for Kelly to choose a yearbook quote, she decided to go with a quote from one of the greatest musical geniuses of our generation- Kanye West. While she could have quoted one of his many song lyrics that provide an astute social commentary on the politics of the 21st century, or maybe even one of his intelligent Tweets about family, she decided to go with this Kanye quote, which criticises flight attendants for giving out unnecessary water bottles.
Missy Knows Best
When the school administrators told Hannah to “pick a quote that matches your personality,” she knew exactly who she wanted to quote- none other than her role model Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot. Miss Elliot is a rapper and producer who pretty much ruled the 1990’s and early 2000s with her catchy beats, innovative style, and willingness to say anything on her mind. When they asked Hannah why she chose Missy to be her senior quote her response was, “Real recognize real, right?!”
When You Put It That Way…
Jessica Enciso is truly an original thinker. In today’s world, we spend countless hours worrying about whether or not we’ll ever find that one special someone. We think about and stress over our potential loneliness so much that we miss out on valuable time which could be spent sleeping. With just one senior yearbook quote, Jessica unintentionally started a movement which urges men and women to spend more time sleeping and less time swiping. She then took to Twitter, tweeting, “#moresleeplessswipe.”
Keeping His Eye On The Prize
Will Faurot never let his eye patch get in the way of his love life. Over time, he learned how to use it to his advantage. When asked about it in an interview, Will said, “Girls were always quite curious about the eye patch, but they never knew how to ask me about it. Maybe they were worried I’d get offended. But once I started making jokes, it opened a whole new world of possibilities.” Will was voted “Class Ladies’ Man.”
Hannah Goldsborough learned a valuable lesson in high school. She learned that, as long as you finish something, it doesn’t matter how close you came to failure. The only thing that matters is that bullet point on your resume. When the time came for job interviews, Hannah only needed to explain that she graduated high school. She chose not to share that she “barely” graduated because that piece of information was not relevant. Her yearbook quote was a different story.
Just To Be Clear…
High school was tough for Alice, Kim, Theresa, and Vivian Nguyen. Every single student, and even most of the school faculty just assumed they were quadruplets without even thinking to ask. No matter how many times they attempted to get the point across that they weren’t sisters, nobody paid attention. They even went so far as to make an announcement over the loudspeaker after the Pledge of Allegiance. Hopefully, their classmates will finally understand that they aren’t quadruplets.
Life’s Not Fair
Sometimes, life is unfair. That’s what Aditya Tammana learned when he tried to stick it to the man with his yearbook quote which happened over the 100 character limit. Aditya truly believed that his voice was censored by the school’s harsh administration. Out of his frustration, he tried to lead a school-wide walk-out in protest. Unfortunately, the school year had already finished, and no one else showed up to protest alongside him during their last summer vacation before college.
Hear No Evil
Having big features certainly make you stand out while you grow up and especially when you walk down the condemning hallways of high school. But this guy chose to focus on the positive and found that his most notable features, his ears, gave him the ability to hear everything! Not only that but writing it as his yearbook photo proves that he’s not afraid to laugh at himself which will help him through the rest of his life.
Black magic refers to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes, so it’s no wonder that Damenian Sparks got kicked out of Hogwarts! He obviously had to continue his education at a regular school for Muggles, which must be frustrating for a wizard… So much so, that at the end of his high school career, all he could think about writing in his quote was his expulsion from the prestigious school of witchcraft and wizardry.
As twins would, these two probably do everything together, from getting ready in the morning, having their meals together and even going to class together. How wonderful it must be to always have someone by your side until it isn’t. Spending this much time together can cause friction that can lead to bickering and eventually turn into full-blown screaming matches. Nevertheless, being twins must be pretty spectacular – even if Allison and Lauren don’t seem to agree!
Having an unfortunate name can plague you throughout life, so much so that you have a phrase saved in the recesses of your mind and like a quick reflex, you find you can use it whenever you need to deal with the jokes made at your expense. But besides being your name, your identity can mold you in other more helpful ways, by giving you a sharp sense of humor and you’ll find that in no time you will have developed a coping mechanism for life.
While the current stereotype of Asian-Americans is that they are smart, competent and hard-working, but they are also vilified for being too smart, too focused on academics, one-dimensional and lacking personal skills. We all feel for Daniel, growing up with demanding parents can be particularly tricky, even when you’re doing your best, you’re not achieving fast enough. By the time Daniel graduated High School, his dad already expected him to be a doctor, so he better gt a move on!
Good Hair Day
This girl sure is going places with a sense of humor like that! Bless her heart, we are sure that wearing a hijab to high school must have had its challenges, and high school can be challenging enough just as it is! Sometimes kids can be cruel if you’ve had a bad haircut so when you’ve had a good one, you obviously want to show it off! At least, when she has a bad hair day, she doesn’t have to worry too much about it.
We bet that she’s the kind of student with a special talent to make even the most boring math class erupt into laughter. Her parents may not agree, especially her dad and that may think that her quick tongue will get her in trouble one day, but she knows deep down they’re chuffed to lay claim to the “funny kid”. Xenia’s witty and isn’t afraid to go for it, and push the boundaries, despite what her dad might say.
Don’t We All?
Most often, we feel disappointed by our yearbook photos because of our high expectations, which, more often than not, don’t get fulfilled. Rarely in life do things match up to our hopes and expectations, especially if we have even a teeny tiny bit of a critical voice. But when we do get that photo just right, the feeling is great, but when it doesn’t happen, we feel let down. To avoid these negative feelings, start by giving up unrealistic expectations.
It’s Pronounced Like This, Actually
What’s it like to grow up in America with a non-American name? Like Pareekshit, those with unique names who grow up in reasonably homogenous or English-speaking communities often have their names mispronounced. For those with a more traditional American sounding name like Sarah or John, this might not be an issue they think of regularly, if ever, but it’s something an increasing amount of people deal with every day of their lives, especially as we live in a multi-cultural society.
The slightly riskier version of the obviously funny quote, her humor may be written off as “inappropriate”. But she doesn’t mind, because she knows it’s brilliant. If only it was as easy as eating make-up, we’d all do it! But makeup is after all just a temporary fix and can’t actually make you beautiful, so even if it was able to permanently change your looks, you’d still have to find a way to work on your inner beauty.
An American Pastime
These two senior baseball players just can’t seem to remember their positions, so we will try to clarify. Will is the pitcher and Makenzie plays catcher. Or is Makenzie the catcher and Will the pitcher? Or do they switch off between the two positions? Apparently, we also can’t recall who plays what. In either case, the baseball team finished with a state championship in their last high school season ever, so both Will and Makenzie came out on top.
Paulyn Trinh has always been the type of student to think ahead. She was already planning which colleges she would be applying to back in middle school. When it came time to choose a yearbook quote, Paulyn decided to use her yearbook entry to serve a different and unusual purpose. She wanted to have some proof for her future children that she was “hot back in high school.” As usual, Paulyn was thinking ahead, preparing herself for anything and everything.
C’s Get Degrees
Hugh Vo is an athlete with his priorities in order. The All-American football player had an amazing high school athletic career and is hoping to make a big impact at the next level. While football will be a big part of Hugh’s new life in college, he understands that he is a student first and athlete second. That’s why he’ll be provided with the best tutor the university has to offer to take his tests and write his papers for him.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That’s what Maxwell Barrett learned from his high school experience. Maxwell’s sense of humor and inspirational attitude definitely came in handy during his high school years. While he most likely dealt with his fair share of bullying, ridicule, and name-calling before graduation, Maxwell certainly got the last laugh with his hilarious and clever yearbook quote. We just hope that Maxwell brought his positive outlook, sense of humor, and wardrobe with him to college!
Just A Lil’ Yearbook Joke
Lucky enough to have seats assigned in alphabetical order, Abbigail and Tory spent all of senior year sitting next to each other in first period, thanks to their shared last name. Over the course of months they weighed out their options and ultimately chose these powerful lyrics from the inspirational musician, Lil’ Jon.
No Shame In The Game
Makenzie Goluba just wanted to clear the air. Following a series of false rumors that began circling her junior year, Makenzie just wanted all of her classmates to know the truth. Rather than picking the typical yearbook quote, Makenzie decided to dismiss the rumors about herself and proclaim her love for food as well as her healthy eating habits. We sure hope that her classmates respect the courage it took her to face this issue head on, in the high school yearbook.
Something Doesn’t Add Up…
High school was hard for Zachary Chastain. It’s nothing short of a miracle that he somehow managed to balance academics, extra curricular activities, a social life, and college applications, all on top of being a teenage male single mother with no children.
Not A Morning Person
Connor Hart must have a pretty bizarre morning routine. For just about every high school student, the act of waking up is the most difficult part of the morning by a landslide. For Connor, however, there is something more challenging that he faces every morning. Perhaps Connor has a strict and demanding workout regiment that he follows each and every morning. This could also explain why Conor never wears sweat pants to school because they are always dirty after his morning workouts.