Unbelievably Easy Potato Soup



1 large potato, per person
1/4 cup chopped celery, per person (include leaves)
1/4 cup chopped onion, per person
1/4-1/2 cup milk or 1/4-1/2 cup half-and-half or 1/4-1/2 cup cream
salt and pepper, to taste





Peel and cube potatoes.

Put in a saucepan along with the onions and celery.

Add water, but don't quite cover the vegetables.

Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are very tender.

Using a potato masher, coarsely crush the potatoes, but don't mash them--you want chunks left.

Add enough milk or cream to thin to desired thickness and add salt& pepper to taste.

(It will take a lot of salt!).