Monday, September 27, 2010
If you are anything like me, when the temperature starts falling, I'm in the mood for soup. Something warm to put in your tummy on a cool, crisp day. Inexpensive to make, easy to throw together and simple enough even for the "Queen of Can't cook" to get it right.
Ok, since I am not a great cook, it must be the soup. I'm big enough to admit it. It's changed the way we see Potato Soup a.k.a. Tater Soup, round these hills. I've found my new favorite!
BAKED POTATO SOUP:
12 slices of bacon (I bought a 15 slice pkg. of precooked and microwaved it to get some of the fat out)
2/3 c. butter (I used 1/3 cup)
2/3 c flour
7 c. milk
4 large baked potatoes, baked and cubed (I just cut as many as I thought my family would eat...more than 4...and I didn't see the word 'baked' just threw mine in the pot & let them slow cook til they got done....oops!)
4 green onions (Didn't use all of these either)
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. salt (hahahaha! riiiiiiight! give me the shaker baby!)
1/2 tsp. pepper
(Hmm...okay....I'm noticing a pattern......mayyyyyybe this is why I stink at cooking? I can't follow a recipe. BUT, this one is a winner any way!!)
Place bacon in large, deep pot, cook and drain - crumble and set aside. In same pot, melt butter and whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened. Stir in potatoes and onions. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mix until cheese is melted.