So let's see...there's less than 10 days til Christmas and somehow, beyond my wildest imagination, I am done shopping! I'm done! I can't believe it! I mean I'm done like I can put the wrapping paper away done. I'm done like all the charges have hit my account and I don't have to remember what's pending still done. It's such an awesome feeling. I honestly don't know how I did it seeing as our list is anything but small, and yet here I sit with my feet up and Amazon.com not open. Done.
I had plenty of time today to play around in the kitchen, I decided to
make one of my favorite soups/winter dinners/meals ever! My Loaded Potato Bacon Soup! Here's what you'll need:
best baked potato recipe in the world here. If
you want to microwave them you can, but I had time so they baked. I
just pierced each spud with a fork, rubbed with olive oil, sprinkled
with salt and baked. Voila! While the potatoes are cooling, cook your
bacon. Mmm bacon.
how to make a roux here.
I mixed the melted butter and the flour together, then slowly added my
milk/broth mix. Next were the potatoes and onions and finally it was
time for all that awesome cheese!
4-5 large russet potatoes, BAKED!
12 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped up
2/3 Cup butter
2/3 Cup flour
4 Cups chicken broth
3 Cups milk
4 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 Cups shredded cheese
2 oz Velveeta, cubed
1 Cup sour cream
1 tsp salt and pepper
Bake your potatoes. Let them cool. While cooling, fry up your bacon and chop it into pieces. Peel your potatoes using a knife or peeler and cut into cubes. Combine the milk and broth in a large measuring bowl. Set aside.
Melt your butter on medium heat in your dutch oven or large pot. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Slowly...SLOWLY add in your milk/broth until combined and thick. Add in the potatoes and onions and increase the heat to medium high. Bring the soup to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in the bacon, cheeses, salt and pepper and cook until the cheese has melted. Serve in a big bowl with a big spoon and a big chunk of your favorite bread. Enjoy!!
What comfort foods do you love this time of year? I'm thinking some yummy Macaroni and Cheese is in our near future!
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