Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dinner Anyone?

Well, today was a day that I finally felt like cooking. Antibiotics are an amazing thing in making one feel better.

After posting the Chili Recipe yesterday I decided I was on a roll and wanted some sort of soup today. My kids both LOVE baked potatoes so Baked Potato Soup it is. We have Chase's AFTERS soccer and Kenzie's dance this evening so not home till nearly 6 pm and we usually eat 5 or 5:30 so this will be nice to have ready on the stove when we get home. If you are interested, here is the recipe. I made a half pot as that is plenty for our family of 4. It took less than 1 hour from decision to make it till completely ready just needs reheated when we get home.

Baked Potato Soup

6 medium baking potatoes, cut bite sized & boiled (I leave skins on and use Yukon Gold potatoes)

1 lb bacon, cooked & crumbled (I use costco real bacon bit and about 1 cup of that)

4 stalks green onions, chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

6 cups milk

2 cups water

2 cups shredded cheese

8 oz sour cream

1 cup butter

In a large pot, melt butter. Add flour, when mixed together, add onions adn celery and cook till tender. Add milk and stir until smooth. Cook at medium temperature. Stir often so it won't stick to bottom of pot. Add water, and stir to combine. Add bacon, cheese, green onions and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add sour cream and potatoes. Thin as needed with water or milk.

Makes a BIG pot!

Then to decide what to serve with it. hmmmmm! I love biscuits and I have recently found the best biscuit recipe so that is what I am making. Here is the recipe and it is the BEST!

Fluffy Biscuits

2 cups flour

4 tsp baking powder

3 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup shortening

1 egg

2/3 cup milk

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in shortnening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg with milk, stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn onto flour surface; knead 20 times. Roll to 3/4 inch thick; cut with floured biscuit cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes or till golden brown.



Shannon said...

You have the best soup recipes! And with the weather we have been having, it looks like soup will be on the menu well into June... glad you are feeling better.

FunMom said...

Michelle, I'm glad you posted this recipe. I'm going to be making this!