Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Join us for Soup

We're all dressed up but nowhere to go at the moment. Since it's a wet and gloomy day, let's go into the kitchen and make some soup. This one seems to be quite popular around here with family and guests.

Baked Potato Soup

4 medium baking potatoes
5 Tablespoons butter
1/2 C. flour
5 C. milk
2 Cups chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
7 slices regular bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
5-6 green onions, chopped (white and green parts)
1-1/4 C. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 C. light sour cream

Bake potatoes in a 400 degree F. oven for 1 hour. Set aside to cool a bit. Cut potatoes in half and scoop out insides into bowl. Set aside. In a stockpot or dutch oven, melt butter over med.-low heat then whisk in flour, salt and pepper(s). Raise heat to medium; cook and stir a minute or two. Whisk in milk and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Keep and eye on pot and stir bottom frequently. When it has started boiling and thickened a bit, turn heat to low and add potatoes and remaining ingredients. Use a potato masher in pot to break up chunks. Taste and adjust seasonings. Enjoy.


Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

Hi Suzanne... Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog. The AP story has been very exciting and a bit surreal at the same time.

Hope you are well.


edina said...

Ooo, good timing - I bought a giant bag of potatoes last week and only used half of them and was wondering what to do with the rest!

Debi K said...

Those finished dolls are VERY cute! I love their cheery personalities. Can't wait to see more!

And, thanks for the soup recipe. It was wonderful; the soup, the art, and the good friends! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I love them! and the soup sounds fabulous!